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Bird Radio / Bio

Bird Radio is multi-instrumentalist Mikey Kirkpatrick who performs and records original songs using vocals, guitars, flutes, loops, effects and a suitcase bass drum. Described on different occasions as "A mix of old testament preacher and Captain Beefheart..." (jazzman.com), “a flute-toting, bass drum-beating sensation...” (Rick Pearson, Evening Standard) and “… future medieval, as if J.G. Ballard had written The Wicker Man” (Steve Chandra Savale, Asian Dub Foundation), Bird Radio draws from primordial folk, blues and ritualistic sound to create powerful songs that combine the ancient art of storytelling with rousing and hypnotic beats and rhythms. Bird Radio has performed at numerous venues, nationally and internationally, including Union Chapel, Cecil Sharp House, Café Oto, Purcell Room, Whitechapel Gallery, The ‘Pataphysical Museum, Secret Garden Party, SOFAR living room concerts, The Harrison, The Horse Hospital and venues across the USA, Canada, Greece, Germany and Italy. He has composed music for experimental films and performance, been a featured artist on BBC radio and WFMU in New York, received the "Knap O Howar" arts award in 2012, Aldeburgh Music Open Space Residency in 2013 and released his first studio album “The Boy and the Audience” along with the trilogy of short films “Time to Go” on 7th October with SFE/Cherry Red Records. Bird Radio also hosts the monthly night of new music “Stoke the Fire” in Stoke Newington, London.


General Info

Band Members
Mikey Kirkpatrick
Artist Name
Bird Radio
Home Page
Active Since
Folk / Alternative / Blues

Contact Info

London, UK

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