Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Chirp is a four-piece band that does their fair share of genre-hopping. Often playing in the styles of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion, their sound maintains a melodic center. The group features a wide array of originals and covers in their live sets and puts together dynamic, high-energy shows. Though their music ties in many technical elements, an equal emphasis is put on grooving and keeping people moving. Chirp takes influence from Snarky Puppy, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Yes, Daft Punk, Vulfpeck, and the The Beatles to name a few.
Chirp has been hard at work since their formation in
2015, playing over 200 shows in 3 years. Their fresh sound has taken them across Michigan and the Midwest to play a large variety of venues and festivals. In addition to several live sets from shows, Chirp has released three live-recorded EPs: “Live from Brownstown” (in-studio, 2016), “Live at Willis Sound” (in-studio, 2017), and “Live at Ann Arbor Summer Festival” (2018). All of which have been met with great reception and have helped along with live performances to build an extremely enthusiastic fan base. Chirp is Jay Frydenlund, Brian Long, Ken Ball, and John Gorine.
Accomplishments : WUMD Radio Battle of The Bands Winner (2018). Performed with Andre Foxxe of Parliament-Funkadelic (2018). Performed at Michigan Peace Festival (2018 headline), Sacred Vibes Music Festival (2017, 18), Buttermilk Jamboree (2018), Ann Arbor Summer Festival (2018), Sweetgrass & Sage Burn Music Festival (2017, 18 headliner), Broken Branch Breakdown (2018 headliner). They have shared the stage with Papadosio, Moon Hooch, Mustard Plug, Joshua Davis, May Erlewine, Broccoli Samurai, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Mister F, Earphorik, Ott, The Macpodz, Marbin, Groovement, Dixon’s Violin, Of The Trees, EGi, The Jauntee, Desmond Jones and more.
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