Today we’d like to introduce you to Jack Davis.
Jack, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started playing some of these songs with a band while I was at Emerson, until I graduated in May 2016. The guys I was playing with back then, they were either moving away or busy with school, and I started up with Julien Schremmer (bass) and Matt Bates (guitar) in January of 2017. Fernando Echeverry (drums) started with us in November that year after our original drummer left. We spent most of 2017 playing gigs around Boston, and in a few other cities in the northeast. We also recorded our first EP, which we released back in March. For now we’re just continuing to play shows (next is in Cambridge May 3 w/ Sunflower Bean & Dream Wife @ Sonia), and writing our next EP.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I mean every venture comes with obstacles but it has been a relatively smooth road so far. We all have been on board to really give this a go since the beginning, and that commitment makes it much easier to make a band work. Of course it can be taxing to schedule stuff and work around jobs, and it is a hustle to balance the commitment with other life stuff but it’s really a good time and it’s a very fulfilling activity. It feels really good to be working toward something together. We have a really great group of friends and family who support us at every turn, and that’s really heartening as well.
Please tell us about Birdgangs.
We are a garage rock band that started in Boston in 2017. We put on high energy rock shows and enjoy making strangers jump and sweat. We’re proud of our band’s commitment to improvement and the 13 seconds Matt knocked off his 200-yard butterfly. I think what sets us apart from other bands is that we have a natural chemistry. We were all pretty fast friends, and we get along real well. I like to think that comes across pretty well in the live shows.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I biked across the United States when I was 15. That was rad.
Photos by Charlie Gangemi, Kacee Womack, and Tom Lietar