If Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga had quadruplets, except somehow they ended up being kind of musical in addition to being rather large and rubbery, and it happened about 50 or 60 years ago, well, presto! -the Catbirds.
The players, in alphabetical order, are:
Chandler Travis, the eldest, of the Incredible Casuals, and the CTP, still trying to make bass playing interesting after all these years, can also sing a little; more at the Chandler Travis website bio page;
Mark Usher, guitarist, the new kid, still getting through the hazing process;
Sam Wood, drummer, formerly of the Greenheads and The In-Discretion, mis-representing the youth of America;
Steve Wood, formerly of the Freeze and the Greenheads, large candy and pulverizing wielder of the Steve Wood guitar and vocal technique, thug of thugs, loudest of the loud, the heart and soul of the Catbirds.
Yes, they have… experience, for instance decades of musically bludgeoning New England and parts beyond, particularly the bay state of Massachusetts, which still votes funny as a result. Originally converged in 2010 to fight the war on boring and to get the peoples moving again (which they did by using the ancient techniques of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and crazy loud stupid stuff).
In summer 2011 The Catbirds (originally with Rikki Bates and Dinty Child) presented their first recorded collision with the “Viborate” EP. The quartet spent two days in a studio in November of 2011 or so and cut more songs than they could reasonably fit on one album, so they made the “Viborate” EP, along with the “Gonna Keep Drivin’” digital single from January of 2012, the appetizers for their brand new full-length debut album, “Catbirds Say Yeah”, which came out in January, 2013. A digital, mostly live EP featuring the current lineup, “What Th’?” arrived in December of 2018, and they’re currently hard at work on another album.