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Birdman’s Clambake Celebrate the Release of Build a Bridge at Bar Nancy December 18


Miami rock and roll band issues new collection of songs recorded in the mid-2000s, fete the new album at the Little Havana craft cocktail joint

Miami, FL – December 2, 2020 – Better late than never. Birdman’s Clambake will be celebrating the release of a new collection of originals called Build a Bridge recorded in 2004 on Friday, December 18, 2020, beginning at 9 p.m. at BarNancy (2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135). The evening will be kicked off by an opening set of music by special guest Alexa Lash and feature several of the dozen songs from the new album played live. No cover, 21 and over welcome, facial coverings are required. CD copies of the new album will be available for purchase at $10 and just in time for the holidays.

“I am excited and absolutely relieved to finally be putting out this ‘new’ collection of 12 songs,” says lead vocalist and guitarist Sean Gould, who is also known as the Birdman and serves as the Nancy’s house audio engineer. “It was quite an experience to record them with BrendanBuckley (drums / production / mixing) and FernandoPerdomo (bass), and for me, if there is a silver lining to this pandemic, it’s that these songs will finally see the light of day.” The Nancy will cap attendance at 50% capacity and strictly enforce mask-wearing and social distancing rules as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The old/new set picks up where the band’s previous release Shooting Star (2001) left off: a heavy dose of hard rock and blues, buoyed by optimism and a palpable sense of humor. From the sunny disposition of “Beautiful Day”, to the blues-based kitsch of “Swamp Thing”, the pleasant sonic oddity that is “Egypt (Calling)”, and the tender finality of “I’ll Be OK”, the album shines with great song writing and even better performances. Stand outs also include “Angel I Can Trust” and the nod to country music heavyweight Johnny Cash called “Nashville”.

Buckley is a noted session player, recording and touring with the likes of JulioIglesiasShakiraGloria Estefan, Lauren Hill, DMXDavidBisbalNil LaraFulano de Tal, and the SpamAllstars. However, being the live drummer for Shakira has kept him on the road for most of the last two decades, which might help explain why the project was held up for so long. “Due to COVID-19, he was off the road and had time to mix the CD,” says Gould. Brendan is a University of Miami graduate and veteran of the Miami music scene, which is how he and the Birdman originally crossed paths.

L.A. based singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Perdomo is also a Miami music scene veteran, which is also how he met Gould. He is a member of Jakob Dylan’s touring band and was recently featured in the hit music documentary Echo in the Canyon. Fernando owns and operates the Reseda Ranch recording studio and has just released an instrumental reggae version of “Do You Think I’m Sexy?” with legendary drummer Carmine Appice. More songs by the duo are in the offing.

Recorded at Birdman’s notorious Little River area warehouse / studio, the album features backing vocals by Alana and Nicole ChirinoMaryel Epps, and Elsten Torres (Fulano de Tal).

Clambake features virtuoso guitar playing by Sean, backed by the powerful rhythm section made up of MonchyCoruguedo on drums and MichaelMut on bass and vocals. The band’s repertoire varies from show to show and includes a fair amount of improvisations, but never strays too far from the blues and classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s. They will be joined by the singer / songwriter Lash on a few numbers.

Bar Nancy first opened in Little Havana in 2017. The bar’s theme is colonial-era nautical, and its main bar mimics the galley of the famous namesake ship. A daily happy hour offers half-priced drinks 4 to 7 p.m. The bar offers a sizable selection of draft and canned beers, as well as specialty cocktails and gourmet grilled cheese by the food vendor The Cheese Stands Alone. An outside patio offers ample seating and a smoking area.

For more information, call 305.397.8971 or visit www.nancy305.com.

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