"Broken Bird concerts weave a tribal thread of empathy and connection in every listener. The labyrinth between sadness and heavy burdens becomes light on every strum, on every turn, guiding to life and joy. Like a tapestry, the music resonates through chambers of love and hate, a journey to be taken with your eyes closed, among friends."
Miguel Antunes - poet
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With the creation of Broken Bird Music, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Mehal pays homage to life, love, women and the broken parts in all of us.
The first album, Oranges and Seals, about love, loss and renewal, features Marty Wilson-Piper, Dare Mason and influences from their work with Van Morrisson, The Church, All about Eve. Don't miss the anti-love song, Esteban and Juliet, guaranteed to get you shaking and moving.
Caress, a live album, inspired by Broken Bird's tour of Malaysia and China, searches for spirituality among the minority voices heard in those countries.
One Woman Album produced in a partnership between Pedro de Sousa and Mehal explores the depths of a relationship from joyous and beautiful to haunting and hurtful while blending acoustical sounds with the psychedelic. Don't miss Wave, the crying out for the need to be human or the end cover of Portishead's classic Glory Box.
After a severe accident in 2016, Mehal took a break from producing new works and found sanctuary in the welcoming streets of Lisbon, Portugal. "I guess as Bowie want to Berlin to clean up, I went to Lisbon to get my head together."
Gritty songwriter, guitarist and singer Mehal of Broken Bird paints stories of survival and like Tom Waits, gives drama even to the darker broken parts of the soul that we keep hidden from sight, but connects all of us.
Heavy on the indie-blues, Broken Bird's songs also feature hints of jazz, neo-punk, funk, and soul echoing influence from David Byrne, David Gilmour, Nick Drake, John Martyn, even the late Beatles from Revolver to John Lennon's Revolution 9.
So now in 2020, the results of that break come together in Revival, the new album written and recorded in Kiev with an entirely new sound and sense of Mehal coming into his own.
"I wanted to write an album that was dramatic and told the story of the joy of life and this coming album is exactly that, mostly instrumental blending western and eastern influences "
Feb 10 No Help From Heaven
March 21 Revival