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starbird and

the phoENIx

alt pop/folk duo | press kit

Listen to tracks from our upcoming album, "Starfire"

I'm Fallin'
00:00 / 03:56
00:00 / 04:01
Claim a Star
00:00 / 04:52
Good Vibes
00:00 / 03:41
Sweet Soul
00:00 / 04:44
Second Chance Kind of Love (Remastered).
00:00 / 04:26

“Simply put, Starbird and The Phoenix is a musical joy-gasm. Having a bad day? Starbird and The Phoenix. Feeling a little horny? Starbird and The Phoenix. Need to shake your groove thing all night long? Starbird and The Phoenix. Be kind to yourself and the world, listen to Starbird and The Phoenix. Get lost in the uke-laden love. Drown yourself in screlty harmonic pop perfection.  This is what love looks and sounds like.”

-Ben cameron, broadway sessions


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sTARFIRE, our joyful-vibed debut album, will be released on February 12th, 2021. While in final sessions for “Starfire” in early 2020, the world shut down. Instead of letting the wild love project of our album fall victim to the pandemic, we made Zoom/the internet our lover, and birthed our 3-years-in-the-making dream baby. A catchy-as-hell, sometimes symphonic Wonderland that takes the listener on a joy ride from lust, queer love and heartbreak to mental health awareness and self empowerment, “STARFIRE” is a technicolor fireball sent from the stratosphere to light up the damp and dark left by 2020.

“The only thing more powerful than Courtney and Andrew’s vocals is their positive energy. Their infectious spirits and  songs are the perfect antidote to whatever ails you.”

-Sophie Aung, Times Square Alliance

About the birds

Starbird and the Phoenix is the technicolor, solar powered alt pop/folk love child of NYC based artists Courtney Bassett and Andrew Swackhamer.  Driven by ukulele extroversion and stratospheric harmonies, the two flaunt powerful rock/pop vocals, and infectious, belt along melodies aimed straight at the heart and the nether regions.


The pair have been charming audiences throughout NYC since 2017, when they debuted their first EP, “Altar of Your Love”. Their 2018 summer dream pop tune and music video, “Sunbeam”, is an anthem of love to the LGBTQUIA and mental health communities. S&P have also been a delightful force in the Broadway fandom since Bassett’s stint in the Josh Groban helmed “Great Comet”.


Since quarantine, they’ve been sending musical love letters through the internet waves via the Times Square Alliance’s “Songs for our City” and “Broadway Buskers” series, and will be releasing their first LP, “Starfire” this Feburary. 

Sounds/Vibes similar to: Mika, Mamas and Papas, Jessie J, First Aid Kit, Vance Joy, Jukebox the Ghost.

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