• A couple of pre-Christmas UK dates just announced:

    Dec. 12th - Underworld - London
    Dec. 13th - Fenton - Leeds
    Dec. 14th - Independent - Sunderland
    Dec. 17th - Monkey Bar - Swansea
    Dec. 18th - Old Angel - Nottingham

  • It's been a while, but Firebird are back out on the road from later this month :thumbup:

    Oct. 25th - Southampton, UK - Joiners
    Oct. 26th - Swansea, UK - Sin City
    Oct. 27th - London, UK - The Underworld
    Oct. 28th - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Center
    Oct. 29th - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
    Oct. 30th - Sheffield, UK - The Corporation
    Oct. 31st - Milton Keynes, UK - Woughton Center

    Nov. 1st - Porto, Portugal - Porto Rio
    Nov. 2nd - Lisbon, Portugal - Lotus Bar (No Firebird)
    Nov. 3rd - Athens, Greece - Ann Club
    Nov. 5th - Luik, Belgium - La Zone
    Nov. 7th - Vienna, Austria - Arena
    Nov. 8th - Budapest, Hungary - Kultiplex
    Nov. 9th - Slobotna, Slovenia - Murska
    Nov. 13th - Winterthur, Switzerland - Gaswerk
    Nov. 14th - Geneve, Switzerland - L'Usine
    Nov. 16th - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Waterfront
    Nov. 17th - Kontich, Belgium - Lintfabriek
    Nov. 18th - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
    Nov. 19th - Groningen, Netherlands - Simplon
    Nov. 20th - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
    Nov. 22nd - Dresden, Germany - Groovestation
    Nov. 23rd - Jena, Germany - Rosenkeller

  • Thanks again for posting the dates, that was an excellent gig!
    :thumbup: :cool:
    I can heavily recommend everyone to check the band out when they play anywhere near you!

    Unfortunately their set was only 45 minutes long since there were 2 other bands on - a local support who totally lived out their "Stoner Rock" image and didn't move around the stage at all!
    And then there were the famous :huh: Nashville Thunderpussy (EDIT, they're actually called Alabama Thunderpussy!) on third. Can't tell you much about them since I left during the first song, simply because I wanted to keep my hearing!


  • The band entered Berno studios in Malmö, Sweden on May 19th to begin recording its new album for an October/November 2008 release via Rise Above Records. The group spent two weeks recording and mixing at the same studio where there second album, 2001's "Deluxe", was conceived.

    The current band lineup includes Bill Steer (vocals, guitar), Ludwig Witt (drums) and the band's latest addition, Smok Smoczkiewicz (bass).

  • Can you pronounce that...!? :D

    Sounds like the basketball coach....It sounds nothing like it is spelled....You say "SHUH-Sheff-ski" but when you spell it , it looks like a train wreck of consonants with a few vowels thrown in for seasoning like red pepper..

    After working with guys having surnames like Hatzipavlou, Starigiannis, Kentemenos, I get the idea....It also reminds me of Pete Townshend's goof on the spelling of his drummer's surname on "All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes"..something like "Brezickiargh..."

    Having a garden variety Scottish surname, I don't worry about the spelling getting mangled...though why do people keep calling me Robert?? ;)

    Yours In The Funk
    Bill "Capt. Midnite" Redford


    "Cause if you fake the FUNK..your nose got to grow!" Bootsy Collins

  • Firebird, the British band led by guitarist Bill Steer, will release its 5th album, "Grand Union", on April 20th, 2009. The CD was recorded and mixed over a 2 week period in May 2008 at Berno studios in Malmo, Sweden where Firebird's second album, 2001's "Deluxe", was conceived.

    "Grand Union" features a couple of tracks that are "way heavier than the stuff from the last two records," according to Steer, plus no less than three cover versions: James Taylor's "One Man Dog", Duster Bennett's "Worried Mind", and a Humble Pie number.

    Firebird's current lineup includes Bill Steer (vocals, guitar), Ludwig Witt (drums) and the band's latest addition,
    Smok Smoczkiewicz (bass).

  • "Grand Union" is released today in the USA through Metal Blade records. I highly recommend it...

    Here's a review to give you a taster. It's also available online via and Apple's iTune Store. To hear samples visit their MySpace page:

  • Something new to go take a listen to. It gets tough waiting and waiting for artists I ebjoy to put something out, so always looking for someone new. Thanks David, always good hearing a new artists you suggest

    "if only we'd turn around and notice the door to the cell is open"

  • "Double Diamond" Japanese release

  • "Double Diamond", the new album from UK rockers, Firebird, is now available :cool1: via Trooper Entertainment (Japan) and Rise Above Records (Europe).

    Be sure and check it out... they also have a bunch of UK dates lined up for September and December...

    Sept 1 2010 7:00P The Fighting Cocks Kingston, Kingston
    Sept 2 2010 7:00P The Star Inn, Guilford
    Sept 3 2010 7:00P Champions, Bournemouth
    Sept 4 2010 7:00P The George, Andover
    Sept 5 2010 7:00P The Soul Cellar, Southampton
    Sept 11 2010 8:00P An Club, Athens, GREECE
    Dec 15 2010 7:00P Sound Control, Manchester
    Dec 17 2010 7:00P The Asylum, Birmingham
    Dec 18 2010 7:00P Talking Heads, Southampton
    Dec 19 2010 7:00P O2 Academy Islington, London

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