Jay Allen Sanford 6 p.m., April 26
RIYL: The Fray, Spoon, the Postal Service
- "Nine Piece Puzzle" · March 25, 2015
- Hometown CD Review · July 22, 2009
Inception: San Diego, 2008
Influences: Spoon, Postal Service, Radiohead, the Fray, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, the Strokes, Soundgarden, Beck, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana
Ghostbird was formed in late 2008 by drummer Mike Cooper (Transfer) and frontman Trent Hancock. Their friendship allowed for experimentation as the two began working on tracks at Capricorn Studios with the help of several local musicians, including co-producer Bryan Stratman, guitarist Jeffery Downer (Sexy Moments, Blues from a Gun), and singer Joy Bishop (Hello Sunshine).
After their debut release, Hancock ended up leaving San Diego for a couple of years (Brooklyn, L.A.). When he returned to San Diego, he launched a new band with Alfred Howard (Midnight Pine) called Lion and the Lady, whose debut full-length was released in March 2015.