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All About Birdie

BIRDIE is a children's music project created by Teresa Gasca-Burk and Gary Burk. They started out writing together as a rock band and later an acoustic duo, performing throughout California. After having their own children, Teresa, who also teaches kids music and dance, began writing lyrics that were positive and kid friendly. Gary joined in with fun, upbeat songs to match the lyrics and BIRDIE was born!

BIRDIE's first CD was released in 2003 and quickly became a favorite of families on the Central Coast of California. The follow up CD, "My Family Tree" came out in 2009 and most recently, BIRDIE has released "The Kitchen Pan Band" in 2012. The latest CD was co-produced with Terry Lawless (U2, P!NK) and features the same blend of fun songs with positive lyrics.

Whether performing at festivals, museums, or schools, BIRDIE provides a energetic, interactive, “get up on your feet and dance”, experience for the entire family. We call it "Music For The Kid In Everyone"! BIRDIE also has received critical praise from John Wood of with the quotes, "Fine musicianship is the hallmark of this 11-song set featuring love of family and downright fun," and "Nicely produced, upbeat tunes deliver messages of positive reinforcement, love and acceptance." Their music has also been selected as a "Resource for Youth & Family" by Unity's Sound Connection Newsletter.

Happy Thoughts!

“I have a small preschool and Birdie is one of our favorite CD's. The children love to dance to Rainbow and Pasta Jiggle. We love singing along to Think Happy Thoughts and Sugar Cane Train. The songs have incredible messages meaningful to children and grown ups alike. The songs have very catchy tunes and you will find yourself singing them over and over!! I have given this CD as a baby shower gift to many new Moms and they all love it!!! Enjoy!”

Robin Reed, Shell Beach, CA

"Birdie" is music for the whole family. As a mother of four, I want something that I can listen to (over and over)! There are so many wonderful songs on this cd. The title track is a beautiful, melodic lullaby that evokes that quiet time of the night when we fall asleep, listening to all the sounds around us. There are songs to dance to and they all have an infectious hook that finds you singing them long afterwards. Most of all, the messages are positive without being sappy, something you don't always find with music geared toward kids. Enjoy this cd!
Piper Adelman, Arroyo Grande, CA

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The Birdie Band!

Eileen O'Shea

​Eileen's beautiful background vocals are on our latest 2 CDs!

Scott Adams

​"Doctor Rhythm" is also a doctor...of podiatry! REALLY!

Johnny Punches

The proud new daddy is our rock solid bass! 

Terry Lawless

​Multi-insturmentalist & co-producer, Terry is currently on tour with PINK!

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