27 May 2023

Pop and Rock

Surprise Chef’s music is the kind of music that creates an instant atmosphere when you turn it on. With their vibrant arrangements, the band uses time and space to create soundscapes that invite the listener into their world. On Saturday 27 May, the band will be on stage in BIRD with five members, a load of instruments and good vibes!

Surprise Chef is from Melbourne, Australia. The quintet’s signature sound draws from 1970s film scores, the funkier side of jazz, and samples that are the foundation of hip-hop. With their own approach, the band pushes the boundaries within instrumental soul and funk. Their first two albums All News Is Good News and Daylight Savings generated a die-hard fan base: the sound they made from their home studio suddenly flew to all corners of the world. The band is now signed to Big Crown Records , a New York label and has also already released their first single of 2023, ‘Pash Rash’.


Stage, club and restaurant BIRD is located under the Hofbogen in Rotterdam and offers a program full of jazz, soul, hip-hop, funk and new electronics. In the last century, the area around the Hofbogen was already dominated by a rich musical tradition. The first generation of Surinamese and sailors introduced soul, funk and R&B here from America. Bird doesn't just want to breathe new life into this jazz past, but update it to the 21st century. Jazz, but also related music movements such as...

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