Sydney artists black bird hum announced themselves to the world with their never-quite-fully-released debut album “In Time” - a record that swung from gentle, thoughtful folk ballads to the type of big‐band reggae that throws everything at you from horns to percussion to tripped‐out synths and delay‐drenched keys.
The album was one of the last to be mixed in Sydney’s famous BJB Studio’s in Surry Hills and was co‐produced by singer Jon Panic and ARIA award‐winning producer Tim Whitten (Powderfinger, The Panics, Augie March).
The band have since shared the stage with the likes of Arrested Development (US), Black Slate (UK), Collie Buddz (US), Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Kingfisha, Six60, King Tide, and Bobby Alu exciting fans from Sydney to Byron Bay and back. Combined with a run of festival performances that includes back‐to‐back Peats Ridge Festivals, their reputation for an impressive live show quickly built. The band are now regulars on the Sydney reggae scene go-to venues: Manly's Moonshine and Bondi's El Topo Basement and tour the east coast of Australia several times a year.
Following 2012 shortlisting as finalists for the MusicOz Awards (blues & roots and acoustic singer/songwriter) 2013 and 2014 saw the band up and down the east coast of Australia and nabbing a gong at the Australian Independent Music Video Awards (Innovation).
All the while the band have been writing away at their new album in the back of the van, with new tunes coming in 2017.