Redbird is latest project from Vancouver singer-songwriter Savannah Leigh Wellman. The debut album We’re all friends and lovers until it falls apart was released in June 2011. The 6 song EP, produced by Shawn Cole (Yukon Blonde, Bend Sinister, You Say Party) moves from the driving rhythms of “No Game” and “In the Hands of Ghosts”, to more delicate, folk inspired moments in the heart wrenching honesty of “Some Birds” and “Oh Please My Heart”. The band pulls from a slew of sonic inspirations, from 70’s rock to Motown, with Savannah’s subtly soulful vocals hinting at alt-country influences. It all comes together in lush arrangements of guitars and vocal harmonies, with crashing drums and droning organs.
Since the release the band has toured Canada, been seen at Rifflandia Festival (Victoria), Pop Okanagan (Kelowna), Canadian Music Week (Toronto), and has shared the stage with Canadian Indie faves Library Voices, Yukon Blonde, Sun Wizard, and more.
“Redbird’s Savannah Leigh Wellman’s unmistakable seductiveness consigned the crowd into a prolonged frenzy. The eight months since Redbird’s release of their EP We’re All Friends and Lovers Until it Falls Apart allowed their live resonance to develop a fervency we don’t hear on the album. Exemplified in their newly issued track, “The Tower,” the band that already (quoted from their website) ”pulls from a slew of sonic inspirations,” conducted the club’s tenor to their choosing. Largely playing material publicly released over the last year, their set included a few new songs, such as “I Fall Again,” and “Roll Me Over.” With their meticulous riffs, conducted by Wellman’s sweeping vocals, every song resounded as a rock ‘n’ roll adage, fully willing and capable of sending the horde into a full on swing.” Sam Hawkins, Discorder April 2012
"...it’s tough to argue with something as monstrously hooky as “In the Hands of Ghosts”, which splits the difference between the Pixies, Vancouver’s exasperatingly underrated Blue Violets, and Wellman’s own highly developed grasp of songcraft. “In the Hands of Ghosts” is the song that attaches itself to you like a super-aggressive brain slug, but closer “Oh Please My Heart” is barely less memorable." Adrian Mack, Georgia Straight June 2011
Savannah Leigh Wellman Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar