Formed in the fall of 2016 by Nick Galvez and Ian Cowell, B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y is a Progressive Synthwave duo from Oakland, CA, seamlessly meshing the sounds of the past, present, and future into an original take on nostalgia-fueled music.
The two became friends nearly a decade ago while playing in various local bands in the rock scene around the East Bay Area. At a birthday party for Ian’s daughter, they started talking about how they were in between projects and wanted to do something with their backlog of ideas. Using a combination of synthesizers, guitars, and raw nerd power, B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y was born, and in December of 2017 after a year of playing their material for a wide range of audiences, their debut album, “Wolfdads”, was released.
Since their inception, B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y has played numerous shows and events, ranging from local dives and clubs, to Bar Con San Jose, MAGWest 2018, and San Francisco’s heralded Turbo Drive synthwave event.
In 2018 Jay Kim, also known as Ronin Op F, a reputable producer and electric violinist, began joining B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y in their live shows, turning the duo into a power trio. Recently they have finished as-of-yet released collaborative projects, and are working on the follow-up to Wolfdads.
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