Born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock 'n 'roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and roadhouses. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features many of Seattle's most skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them.
The band's debut album, Dream Man, was released independently in 2016. Fans, critics and deejays have delighted in Birch Pereira's "old soul," tenor voice, the group's clean stripped-down arrangements of musical gems from the past and Pereira's ever growing repertoire of original, yet period evoking material. The musicians assembled on record and for live performance stand out both for their obvious skill and for the obvious passion that all of the contributing players have for each of these great musical eras. The skill and passion result in performances that act like aural time traveling experiences.
The Gin Joints perform with a variety of personnel and instruments, which allows the group to play venues as diverse as sit down dinner theaters to clubs, festivals and dances. Members often featured in the Gin Joints include Jason Goessl on guitar and Adrian Van Batenburg on drums (both pictured) as well as Jacob Zimmerman (saxophone, clarinet), Daniel Rainard (guitar), Tim Kennedy (Piano), David Bush (drums), Sam Esecson (drums), and Kate Voss (vocals).