The Cruel Birds are a Brighton-based soul four-piece inspired by the Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans soul artists of the 60’s and early 70’s and the studio bands of Stax, Chess and Fame Records. Featuring Susanna Steer on vocals with David Shortall on guitar, Pieter May on bass and Mike Cruickshank on drums.

Upcoming Gigs

We’re currently taking a break, and hope to be back late Summer 2019.

The Cruel Birds at The Brunswick

Featuring special guest Neil Hubbard

Classic Soul Sampler

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