BYRDS OF PARADISE
Byrds of Paradise embrace new sounds yet hold on to the romanticism of a past era. The duo consists of multimedia artists Roy Vucino & Hannah Lewis who after getting married in California and playing around the world, landed in Istanbul. BOP immersed themselves in Fassbinder films, Dada art, NY hip hop & punk and the poetic universes of Murakami books as they embarked on a musical trip, with no end in sight. While paying homage to the melancholic voices of their folk heroes, BOP had to look ahead to the evolution of tomorrow's pop music and imagine its own version of romantic pop after having absorbed a proper dose of electronica, weed and British post punk.
Lewis works on documentary films about preservation of tradition & culture and has written standout songs, such as Red Mass' "Sharp", which she sang as a duet with Mac DeMarco.
Vucino is an innovative guitarist featured on SUB POP, Warner Bros., Last Gang Records, Swami and In the Red Records. He has written tracks performed by great artists such as Duchess Says and King Khan, not mention, his own 100+ releases. Vucino has been a staple in the city’s punk, garage rock and experimental scenes for the last decade and has since begun a commercial career, recording and writing tracks for fashion, film and television companies such as Yves Saint Laurent, MGM, Playboy, MTV, Showcase and Alliance Films.
He is also currently acting on the new Viceland/City TV series FUBAR: Age of Computer.
NOVEMBER 25 - TORONTO @ HANDLE BAR W/MOON EYED
DECEMBER 2 - QUEBEC CITY @ FOU BAR W/MONSIEUR LEBLANC
DECEMBER 3 - MONTREAL @ QUAI DES BRUMES
DECEMBER 10 - NEW JERSEY @ LIVE ON WMFU RADIO