On March 20, 2015, Cyrus Youngman & the Kingfishers released their debut EP, “Zodiac”, a folk-rock odyssey that will inspire you to march on Wall Street, cower beneath your covers and kiss your parents, all at the same time. It was 8pm. The night was mild but the room was not. Indy hostel smelt of sandalwood, 4 German backpackers and a sold-out house. Indy’s best indie supporters had come out to support the landmark, freshman release of Cyrus Youngman & the Kingfishers. The super-moon was ablaze in celestial splendor when the beast was unleashed. Ever since, the band has been consistently performing at the best venues Indianapolis has to offer, writing and refining new music for their next official release, and sharpening their claws for the rest of the Midwest.
Cyrus Youngman & the Kingfishers are able to manufacture a large part of their huge, dynamic sound thanks to James Cook, their guitar tech and accomplished luthier. James’ brilliance in the creation and maintenance of stringed instruments is an undeniable asset to the Kingfishers. In fact, he has created two custom instruments for them. To find out more about James and how you may work with him yourself, go to www.cookcustomguitars.com.