TITLE TRACK FROM UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM “WHISKY KISSES”Alex Bird
and the Jazz Mavericks have been turning heads across the Toronto Jazz scene, and now they bring to you one more single, “Whisky Kisses”, the title track from their upcoming, all original debut album (Summer 2020). It is a song that is very much needed right now. “Whisky Kisses” will be one of the bright musical lights of an otherwise dark year. “Whisky Kisses” is already an award winner. Alex was announced this April as the winner of the Best Jazz Song at the World Songwriting Awards.
In November of 2019, Alex released his debut single, which garnered amazing buzz. “The Way She Moves”, was picked up by CBC radio, it got radio play in the States, and also was picked up by some great Jazz publications. “The Way She Moves” featured on All About Jazz as their track of the day (with a tremendous review), and Alex and his “Jazz Mavericks” also got put up on Jazziz Magazine
, where their single made the “Inside Track”, and was awarded the #1 spot in Reader Favourites. During that time Alex also did a feature interview with Jazz Monthly. To cap it off, The Way She Moves" received wonderful reviews from listeners all over the world, getting picked up in Europe as well.
This band is young, inspired but playing with the textures of old jazz souls. This is not a retro act. Alex Bird is writing a whole new chapter in the Great American Songbook.
Welcome to the stylish and textured world that is Alex Bird.
*This single is being released independently
The Jazz Mavericks
Alex Bird: vocals
Ewen Farncombe: piano
Eric West: drums
Scott Hunter: bass
Recorded at Canterbury Music Company (2019)/Engineered and Mixed by Jeremy Darby/Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering/Produced by Alex Bird and Charlie Angus/Written by Alex Bird and Charlie Angus/Copyright @SOCAN