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Thongchai McIntyre (Bird)

(born Albert Thongchai McIntyre, December 8, 1958) is a Thai pop singer who released his debut album in 1986. He is also sometimes known as Thongchai McIntyre (Thai ธงไชย แมคอินไตย์) and Pi Bird.

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Thongchai McIntyre or “Bird Thongchai” is best known for his string (Thai pop) and luk thung music. He has also acted in films, on television, musicals, and in commercials.

Thongchai McIntyre was born in Bangkok in 1958 to parents James and Udom McIntyre. His family were musicians, hence he enjoyed an upbringing in a musical environment. His father, who was a half-Scottish luk kreung, died when Bird was still a child. He started working in a bank as an officer. While working in a bank, he had a chance to meet the famous Thai TV producer “Kai Varayuth” who saw entertainment talent in Bird. Bird played his first TV series with Kai while still working in a bank. This role revealed his talent. Soon he had several works, including a movie role, and radio exposure. In 1983 he attended a famous singing contest “Siam Kolkarn Music Foundation” and won a prize. He got another great chance to meet a famous singer “Ter Rewat” who was a star in this contest. Ter saw his singing talent and invited him to produce his first album. His debut album “Hadsai Sailom Songrao” was released in 1985 and since then, Bird has been a leading fixture in the Thai Pop music industry. Bird is considered one of the most famous entertainers and singersin Thailand.

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