Crows and Jays influences stem from The Band, Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Jeff Tweedy, Conor Oberst, Jack White, The Animals, Elvis Costello to The Grateful Dead, Phish, and Pat Metheny. All their work is original, written by lead vocalist and pianist Justin Bachulak who was trained classically but says he uses his ear to play. "Writing songs is different for everyone. For me I find myself writing the lyrics and music together not one after the other. I find it brings a balance to the songs that suits me. It brings peace to my life, to write and share music." Accompanied by the gifted musician/producer Anthony DelPlato on guitar and Bradley Kujawski on bass who Justin says "He's our glue. Brad's the one who makes us a band". While drummer Peter Metzler brings national act talent from his days with punk/pop band 'Down to Earth Approach' and helped form the band. When I sent the music I'd been writing and recording to Pete, around the time my son Declan was born, he loved it and brought Tony and Brad on board."
Crows and Jays formed in fall of 2012 but have already made headway in the music scene, opening for national acts. Most recently at theWater Street Hall in Rochester, NY 3/15/13 for touring act: The Whigs. They have worked with After Dark Productions and are in the works for playing shows at the Lockport Music Series, the Buffalo State Radio Show, and other local venues around Western New York. They recently became #1 on Reverbnation in Buffalo for Folk/Rock. Their debut EP entitled 'Play for the Trees' was released in February 2013.
You can listen to the new Crows and Jays EP for free as well as new demos at: reverbnation.com/crowsandjays