Chirp is taking the stage with Stormy Chromer

. March 2, 2016.
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Chirp, a genre-hopping band, is taking Michigan by storm. Consisting of vocalist and guitarist Jay Frydenlund, guitarist Ken Ball, bassist Vijay Natarajan, and drummer John Gorine, these longtime friends have crafted their very own musical formula that has rocked out shows across Michigan.

Describing their organic style, Gorine states that, "It really changes; we have these melodies where we'd transition through different sounds and it always feels good to hit those parts right." He continued by saying that, "sometimes we'll play for about a half-hour straight, just trying to enjoy that feeling for as long as we can."  

Stylistically, the Ann Arbor based band combines original compositions along with popular covers, often mixing together rock/funk, jam, and jazz. With the band's strengths coming from their fluidity, guitarist Ball, described their sound saying that "Every song is a giant fusion of everything. We go by how it feels,” said Ball. "If each genre was its own dance, I would want to dance to each one."

Originally called The Greatest Hits, the band got its beginnings producing their first project Acquaintance, featuring Frydenhund as lead vocalist. Since those beginnings, the band has undergone several changes to their group. Once drummer Gorine joined the group, the band officially became Chirp.

For those looking to check out Chirp, the band is gearing up to play at the Blind Pig on March 3rd. They will be featured alongside Ypsilanti based band Stormy Chromer.

Those attending the show will be in for a special treat as the band plans to unveil their newest material. "We've been working on this new melody, it's about an hour long and we've been working on it for about a week now,” said Gorine. "It's a melody of new material and covers."

Thursday, March 3rd | 9:30 P.M.
$6 | $9 Under 21
The Blind Pig

208 S. First St.
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