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Chicago singer/songwriter/violinist Andrew Parrot updates the traditions of small-group golf swing, German lieder, and New Orleans jazz, mixing Gypsy, folk, and rock and roll elements into his distinct style. Bird’s tasks consist of his group the Plate of Fireplace (which also contains drummer Kevin O’Donnell, bassist Josh Hirsch, and guitarist Colin Bunn) and executing as an auxiliary person in the Squirrel Nut Zippers; subsequently, the Zippers’ Katharine Whalen and Wayne Mathus appeared within the Bowl of Open fire albums Thrills and Oh! The Grandeur. Parrot has also documented with performers like Pinetop Seven and Lil’ Ed Williams, shows music in the Aged Town College of Folk Music, and performed within the rating and soundtrack through the 1999 Tim Robbins film The Cradle Will Rock and roll. His third recording, 2001’s The Going swimming Hour, surprisingly discovered the Plate of Open fire embracing pop music, along with positive results. As bandmembers continued to be active within their various other tasks, the group continuing, and focus on a follow-up started in 2002. To tide enthusiasts over, Parrot self-released a limited-edition EP, Fingerlings, which recorded live shows of some older and new tracks by the music group and single. Early 2003 brought the discharge of another LP, Climate Systems, within the self-employed Grimsey label. Parrot debuted on Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe imprint in 2005 with Andrew Parrot & the Mysterious Creation of Eggs. He turned to Extra fat Possum for 2007’s Armchair Apocrypha and 2009’s Noble Beast, both which had been ambitious and eclectic albums actually by Bird’s specifications. The last mentioned of both was also obtainable in a luxurious edition that included an added bonus Compact disc of instrumental functions. The next disc, dubbed Worthless Creatures, premiered separately from its forerunner in Oct of 2010. The next year, Bird constructed the rating for Jonathan Segal’s unbiased coming-of-age film Norman. The film’s rating premiered in Oct on mother + Pop label. Bird’s extremely anticipated sixth studio room record, Break It Yourself, found its way to March of 2012, accompanied by the partner piece Hands of Glory in early Oct. In past due 2013, a seven-song EP entitled I wish to Find Pulaski during the night appeared. Based across the music “Pulaski during the night,” it contains several shorter supporting items and played nearly like a traditional suite. Almost a year later on, using his recently shaped Hands of Glory support music group, he documented his seventh recording, Things ARE ACTUALLY Great Here, TYPE OF…, a assortment of cover tracks of fellow Chicagoans the Handsome Family members. Bird has already established an extended association using the husband-and-wife folk duo, 1st covering their music “YOU SHOULDN’T BE Frightened” in 2003 on his Climate Systems LP, a music that he once again tackles upon this tribute recording, that was released in June 2014. Echolocations, an instrumental LP documented deep inside Utah’s Coyote Gulch canyons, found its way to 2015, followed soon thereafter by 2016’s ARE YOU CURRENTLY Significant, Bird’s tenth single recording, which presented collaborations with Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.

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Full Name Andrew Bird
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Violinist, Multi-instrumentalist, Film Score Composer
Education Northwestern University, Lake Forest High School
Nationality American
Spouse Katherine Tsina
Music Groups Squirrel Nut Zippers, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Pinetop Seven
Music Songs Roma Fade, Pulaski at Night, Left Handed Kisses, Capsized, Imitosis, Fake Palindromes, Valleys Of The Young, Tenousness, A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left, Three White Horses, Plasticities, Anonanimal, Saints Preservus, Chemical Switches, Scythian Empire, Giant of Illinois, Danse Caribe, Heretics, Truth Lies Low, Skin Is, My, Simple X, Fiery Crash, The New Saint Jude, Tin Foiled, Eyeoneye, Orpheo Looks Back, Desperation Breeds…, Souverian, Drunk by Noon, Banking on a Myth, The Naming of Things, Armchairs
Albums Are You Serious, Armchair Apocrypha, Break It Yourself, Noble Beast, Hands of Glory, Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs, Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…, Music of Hair, Weather Systems, The Swimming Hour, Echolocations: Canyon, I Want to See Pulaski at Night, Useless Creatures, Fingerlings, Fitz and the Dizzy Spells, Fingerlings 3, Soldier On, Fingerlings 2, The Ballad of the Red Shoes, Fingerlings 4 (Gezelligheid Chicago), iTunes Session EP
Movies Burden, Beyond Recognition, Andrew Bird: Fever Year, Norman, The Unidentified, Baby Crazy


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young Pope 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Conan TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Parenthood TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2014 performer: "Logan's Loop" / writer: "Logan's Loop"
The Muppets 2011 performer: "The Whistling Caruso" / producer: "The Whistling Caruso" / writer: "The Whistling Caruso"
Crazy, Stupid, Love. 2011 performer: "Tenuousness" / writer: "Tenuousness"
Burlesque 2010/I writer: "My Drag"
Charlie St. Cloud 2010 performer: "Oh No" / writer: "Oh No"
God of War Indie Movie Trailer 2010 Video short performer: "Tenuousness"
Norman 2010 performer: "Arcs and Coulombs", "Night Sky", "Dark Matter" / writer: "Arcs and Coulombs", "Night Sky", "Dark Matter"
MacGruber 2010 performer: "Dark Matter" / writer: "Dark Matter"
Quimby the Mouse 2009 Short performer: "Eugene" / writer: "Eugene"
Bored to Death 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Funny People 2009 performer: "Jesus, Etc. Live Summer '08"
The Promotion 2008 performer: "Don't Be Scared" 1999
The Trials of Darryl Hunt 2006 Documentary performer: "Happy Day" / writer: "Happy Day"
No Vacancy 1999 writer: "50 Pieces"
My Dog Vincent 1998 lyrics: "Nuthinduan Waltz", "Pathetique" / music: "Pathetique" / performer: "Nuthinduan Waltz", "Pathetique"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Burden 2016/IV Documentary
Best Days Ahead 2015 Documentary short
Beyond Recognition 2014 Documentary short
Baby Crazy 2013 Short Soundtrack
Forget Me Not 2010/II Short
Norman 2010
Look Alive, Mr. Kline 2007 Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Path 2017 TV Series Andrew Bird
Jack's Big Music Show 2007 TV Series Dr. Stringz

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Why Him? 2016 soloist: violin
The Muppets 2011 composer: additional music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry 2016 Documentary special thanks
Leading Ladies 2010/I thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself - Performer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Conan 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Bluegrass Underground 2013 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2007-2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Colbert Report 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Musical Guest
Andrew Bird: Fever Year 2011 Documentary Himself (voice)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2009 TV Series Himself
Largo 2008 Himself
From the Basement 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007 TV Series Himself
Campus, le magazine de l'écrit 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Perennial Favorites 1998 Video documentary short Himself

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