Michael Bird

Musician, songwriter and recording artist as 'Darcy Holmes' living in Birmingham.

Michael Bird

When moving to the city in 2016, he looked for a space where he could meet and collaborate with musicians in the jazz/soul/fusion sphere. At the time nothing like that was apparent so he curated his own night called Neighbourhd. This event now runs at least once a month with a small team of volunteers and a growing community of musicians. Bands have been formed, session players have been sourced and collaborative relationships have blossomed from the space, proving how grassroots, family-style movements can have a big impact on the culture and creative output of a city.