A Bit About Us
Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Chirp is a four-piece band that does their fair share of genre-hopping. Often playing in the styles of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion, their sound maintains a melodic center. The group features a wide array of originals and covers in their live sets and puts together dynamic, high-energy shows. Though their music ties in many technical, progressive and improvisational elements, an equal emphasis is put on grooving and keeping people moving. Chirp takes influence from Snarky Puppy, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Yes, Daft Punk, Vulfpeck, and the The Beatles to name a few.
The group has been hard at work since their formation in 2015, playing over 200 shows in 3 years. Their fresh sound has taken them across Michigan and the surrounding Midwest to play a large variety of venues and festivals. In addition to several live sets from shows, Chirp has released two live studio-recorded EP's: "Live From Brownstown" in 2016 and "Live at Willis Sound" in 2017. Both of which have been met with great reception and have helped along with live performances to build an enthusiastic fan base. Chirp is Jay Frydenlund (Guitar/Vocals), Ken Ball (Guitar/Vocals/Synth), Brian Long (Bass) and John Gorine (Drums/Vocals). Music is available on all major streaming & downloading platforms. Catch Chirp live in 2018 and stay on the lookout for a full-length release!
Accomplishments: Winners of 2018 WUMD Michigan Radio Battle of The Bands. Performing at Sacred Vibes Music Festival (2017), Buttermilk Jamboree (2018), Dam Jam Music Festival (2018). They have shared the stage with Broccoli Samurai, Mister F, The Macpodz, Marbin, Groovement, Of The Trees, Desmond Jones and more..