The Bird tribe
about the band
The Bird Tribe's unique expansive sound is lyrically poetic with a mixture of heavy groove, Rock, Soul, and an Experimental feel. The band is fueled by each member’s diverse musical upbringing.
Matthew Frost –Keys and Vocals- was taught from the age of three by his father, the original keyboardist for Grand Funk Railroad and a member of the Bob Seger Band. Matthew studied classical composition and Jazz piano at the University of Miami, and has a sound engineering degree from Full Sail University. He has performed with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and Butch Trucks.
Brian Byrd –Pedal Steel and Lap Steel- started out playing the drums at two years old. He was heavily influenced by the great Sacred Steel guitar players in his Florida church and started playing pedal steel as a teenager. Brian is a self taught, Pedal steel phenom, who radiates Soul, Blues and authenticity.
Garrett Dawson –Drummer and Percussionist- has been playing since the age of three. Garrett has extensive knowledge and authentic performing experience with folkloric rhythms and modern world music. He has toured most notably with Butch Trucks and The Freight Train, and Dickey Betts and Great Southern. Garrett’s drumming is featured on over 40 studio recordings.
The Bird Tribe’s soulful music is a beautiful journey through the spectrum of sound. They bring an exciting and uplifting energy, and a true love of sharing their art.