kirby sybert
audio/visual artist
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Kirby and the Vibe Tribe support Mammoth Indigo @ Ortlieb's

  • Ortlieb's 847 North 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States (map)



“If you feel the vibe, you’re in the tribe”. Created when a single primordial particle exploded outwards in an instantaneous flash, Kirby and the VibeTribe brings you soulful sounds from another dimension. Led by Kirby Sybert on guitar and vocals, what was once an organic jam made up of likeminded musicians has coalesced into a five-piece band that is both lean and expansive. Keaton Thandi's cerebral, dramatic drumming pairs with Noah Skaroff's hip, melodic bass to anchor the group and provide a platform for Sybert's message, summed up by the lyric, "I only breathe positivity, I could just live on this alone." With John Hildenbrand contributing joyous gospel-informed keys work and Becca Brunskill adding sultry vocals and jazz flute, the VibeTribe brings a potent palette of sounds that instantly engages listeners.

2017 saw the release of the band's debut EP, "Feel the Vibe", recorded at a weekend-long New Years' party in a deserted beach town. After following that release with a pair of singles, the VibeTribe has a number of projects in the works for 2018 and beyond including a full length follow-up, a live album, an acoustic EP, a narrative film, mixed-media performances with other Philadelphia artists, and an orchestral album of instrumentals. With boundless enthusiasm born of the spirit of true artistic collaboration Kirby and the VibeTribe are greeting the future with arms open.