The White Ravens claim they were born on long ago, on a radioactive panda far, far away, when bassist and vocalist Amy Bennett, asked her keyboard playing brother, Will, if he wanted to start a rock band in 2004. They describes themselves as purveyors of music that takes you on a journey to places to places that only exist in your imagination.
They combine strange but melodic keyboard compositions with witty lyrics and distinctive vocals. Their lyrics are influenced by the exploits of comic book superheroes, marine biology, and video games. Many of their musical inspirations start with the letter "B": Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bach, and Bertold Brecht. Non-B influences include: Monty Python, Gilbert and Sullivan, They Might Be Giants, honky tonk, gypsy, and all kinds of alternative music.
Now ages 21 and 20, they have recently recorded in late 2012 their well-reviewed CD, Saddle Up The Whales, featuring drumming by Billy Joel's drummer of 30 years, Liberty DeVitto. This CD was recorded at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit by Jim Diamond and at Big Sky Recording in Ann Arbor by Geoff Michaels.
The White Ravens were awarded Best International/USA/Out of Province Band for the 2010 Toronto Independent Music Awards.
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