The White Ravens were born on long ago, on a radioactive panda far, far away, when bassist and vocalist Amy Bennett asked her keyboard playing brother, Will, if he wanted to start a rock band. They combine strange but melodic keyboard compositions with witty lyrics and distinctive vocals.Lyrics are influenced by the exploits of comic book superheroes, marine biology, and video games. Many musical inspirations start with the letter "B": Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bach, and Bertold Brecht. Non-B influences include: Monty Python, Gilbert and Sullivan, They Might Be Giants, honky tonk, gypsy, and all kinds of alternative music. The White Ravens were awarded Best International/USA/Out of Province Band for the 2010 Toronto Independent Music Awards.