“glimmer” is a new folk-pop band made up of theatre and music veterans, who have performed on Seattle stages for the past twenty years. Their first album “Still Here” is available January 2017.
David Russell-(songwriter, guitar, vocals) currently co-writes and is the lead singer for Seattle country band “The 1-Uppers”, who are a staple of the local country dance scene as well as featured on KEXP.
Bruce Wirth-(violin, mandolin, accordion, lap steel) has played lots of instruments in lots of bands over the years, including “The Buckets,” “Johnny Webelo” and Sup Pop folk-rock pioneers, “The Walkabouts”.
Dan Tierney-(drums, percussion) has played drums in various bands and theatre productions around town.
Susan McIntyre- (vocals, glockenspiel) is a singer, actor, and director. She fronted the band “Sumac” and directed and acted lots of roles in Seattle’s theatre scene.
David and Susan sang “Love Hurts” together at a party, six years ago, and instantly, the sound of their voices was a natural fit. They started practicing; Susan on lullaby glockenspiel, David on guitar, and soon came up with their own take on the great harmony duos of the past: Part Everly’s, part Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, part Simon and Garfunkel, (and maybe even a little Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham!).
David started writing songs for the duo. Elements of roots music, seventies folk rock, pop and gentle psychedelia, recombined into a haunting, hooky music, all it’s own.
Dan joined in on percussion, Bruce joined in on everything else, and “glimmer” was born.