A Bird of Fire


Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.


I lived in Chicago and was piecing this unit together slowly over a couple years based off of my demos. I programmed drums, bass, keys in Reason for framework, then played live drums, bass, guitar, and recorded vocals for the demos.

I considered putting them out as some sort of cyborg music, then came back to my senses and looked for players.

Then, just as we had a set together (an hour long album's worth), I got the line on the ability to transfer here to do concert production work (engineer and stagehand) in arenas and FINALLY had my chance to move 'home' to where I wanna be forever - Los Angeles.

Bottom line?

Power trio.

Need hard-hitting bassist and drummer.

I'd like to add a 4th member for atmospheric synths and occasional guitar, if we can find the right person who is happy not playing a million notes and is into soundscapes. I think they are out there...

I need people to play what I wrote - but I am a consummate 'jammer', too! So, I'm constantly open to new ideas once the original vision has been met.

In exchange - I love to help people with their projects however I can (engineering, playing, writing, producing).

I'm all about getting the right players together and taking this to the people a.s.a.p. Got some 'industry' contacts up my sleeve, but I have held out on the traditional label approach because it's one-sided and abusive.

I only want to show them something once it's manifested in order to have leverage to walk away from any offer that doesn't suit us.

Music is will be posted by Mar. 1 2016.

Power to the people!

Screen name:
A Bird of Fire
Member since:
Jan 24 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
49 years


Anything from Hendrix to Cocteau Twins, ZZ Top to Funkadelic, Voivod to Miles, Killing Joke to Mingus, Kool Keith to Kraftwerk...

Members Of Band

Kudzai - vocals, guitar - songwriter

Former members:
Eli Sabbagh - drums
John Lauler - bass


Guitars: '73 Strat, '89 Charvel, 2012 Epiphone Les Paul Custom, 1974 Garcia classical

Amps: '69 Fender Deluxe, MR50 Marshall Plexi replica

- Soundcraft k2 32 channel console
- A bit of 80's and 90's outboard compressors and effects (Symetrix, Lexicon, Rane, Furman, Meek, Yamaha)
- A couple classic 80's synths - Ensoniq Mirage and Casio CZ-1000
- Running Logic and Reason on Mac