Mimicking Birds: Mimicking Birds
What started out as a solo project under the moniker Neight (a portmanteau of 'Nate' and 'eight') has evolved into the trio now known as Mimicking Birds. Originally from Portland, OR, flock lead man Nate Lacy initially learned to play guitar during his senior year in high school. Shortly after graduating, he moved south to Eugene, OR for two years and began writing music. Once he became acquainted with a Yamaha 16-track digital recorder, Nate began recording his songs while playing all of the instruments himself.Recently, Nate was joined by his childhood friends, drummer Aaron Hanson, whose talent is constructing spacious, purposeful beats while Tim Skellenger, being the least structured musician in the band brings a lighthearted and buoyant sound on guitar.
Think ethereal melodies by way of cosmic folk. Nate masters the use of reverb to create ambient sounds. Accompanied by a voice so delicate and seraphic, Mimicking Birds play lachrymose songs that synchronously evoke warm-heartedness and an overall compassion for life without coming off dilettante or sending you an invitation to a pity party. It's the band you find out about, listen to incessantly, want so much to keep a secret, but can't resist the urge to play for everyone you know.