Alternative Rockers Seabird Coming to Hansen Student Center


Jan. 29, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Alternative rock band Seabird will perform on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. in Illinois Wesleyan’s Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington). The event is free and open to the public.

CCM Magazine, describes Seabird’s music as “blending together influences of swelling Brit-rock with upbeat piano pop.” The publication also says the contents of the band’s debut studio album ‘Til We See the Shore “fall between Coldplay, The Fray, NeedToBreathe and even bits of Ben Folds Five” and range from “topics of struggle to loss to a wide spectrum of relationships.”

Seabird’s members include Jason Gann, Steven Bye and Aaron and Ryan Morgan. The band was formed in 2004 in Independence, Ky. In 2008, after signing with Credential Recordings, the group released their debut studio album, ‘Til We See the Shore. The album’s lead single, Rescue, became the soundtrack for the promos of ABC’s television show “Pushing Daisies.” Additional tracks from the album have been featured on other television shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Numb3rs.”

In addition to having their own 15-date college tour, the band has toured with NeedToBreathe, Fiction Family, House of Heroes, Jars of Clay, Barcelona, Meese and David Crowder Band. Seabird has also performed at major music festivals, including South by Southwest, MOBFest ‘09, Forecast Festival and MidPoint Music Festival.

For additional information about the event, contact the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-3850.

Contact: Danielle Kamp ‘15 (309) 556-3181,