At one of these concerts with The savage Rose, the 5 year old Billie suddenly crawled out from her spot under the piano. She walked across the stage and pulled her mothers skirt, to tell her it was her turn to sing! And so she sang in front of a huge festival crowd. As a teenager Billie sang in the choir in her parents band, until she moved in front as a lead singer in her own projects. Billie has also been performing as a singer and dancer in various dance and theater plays. FRANK Frank Hasselstroem was almost the same age as Billie when he had his musical debut.
He got in at the highly acclaimed Tivoli Boys Orchestra, where he from the age of 6-16 years old, played the drums, trombone and finally conducted the 50 boys in the harmonic orchestra. He toured all over the world with the orchestra. Later Frank taught himself a bunch of other instruments like piano, guitar, bass and metalofon, played in various projects, but it was from early on the work as a composer and producing that had his interest. Frank studied at the music conservatory in Copenhagen, and has since been writting and producing divert music for film, theater and symphonic orchestras. CATBIRD HISTORY Billie & Frank began working together in 2001 under the name CATBIRD.
Their debut album "Sliding From The Moon" from 2003 was nominated for "Best Singer of The Year" (Billie) and "Best Producer Of The Year" (Frank) at the Danish Music Awards 2003. They were also nominated at the Danish Radios P3-prize for "Best New Act". They made the music for the ballet "Triumph Of The Death" at The Oestre Gasvark Theater. Now they're ready with their second album "Among Us" which was released October 6th 2008.
The new album is a mix of folk, pop, jazz, blues, gypsy and film noir. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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