The self-titled Nightbird debut album was released by Margit Music (Malmö) on November 20th 2015. Find links to preferred format below.
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: iTunes
COLLABORATIONS (Click on track name to listen.) Mäkkelä feat. Nightbird: Harbour Town (2016) About Harbour Town: "This is a good example what songs can do to people. Or where they come from. Or what kind of funny ideas they get people into. I wrote this one after playing a gig in Turku/Finland with Nightbird..." - Mäkkelä
I’m Kingfisher: A New House (Transit, 2018) Backing vocals by Nightbird.
Music video for the single Singing in the rain from the self-titled debut album (released November 20th 2015).
Singing in the rain at Elmun Baari 27.4.2018 (supporting Chrysta Bell (US)). Video by jkntrimmed.
All Wrong at Galerie Bernsteinzimmer in Nürnberg, Germany, 14.4.2016. Video by Detlef Paulig.
“This is a singer-songwriter with class. I’ve heard only a few voices that can measure up to her. And I’m not just saying this because. There’s something special about her. Everything from the way she plays the guitar, to how she sings. It can be deep and melancholic, happy and dreamy. It’s as if though there lies a magical shimmer over the stage and Nightbird is like a mythical creature, a fairy, sitting on that stage.” Kultursidan.nu
“I rarely come across artists that touch me like this. The first time it happened was when I heard Ane Brun and now it’s happened again. Nightbird is a very exciting musician, who with her beautiful songs and great voice will knock down many.” Katharina Nuttall
“That’s where I saw Nightbird play who opened up for me that night. Swedish-Finnish female singer-songwriter. Dark, intense, folk-blues songs, occasionally accompanied by her hauntingly beautiful slide guitar playing. One of those slow nights with a small audience, every one of which just sitting there mesmerised, like in a gloomy, oddly misplaced Sunday service.” – Mäkkelä
Nightbird (Anna-Stina Jungerstam) is a Fenno-Swedish singer-songwriter from Vaasa, Finland. After a few years in Sweden, while studying at Ella Music Nation and then being a part of a heavily touring bluesy rock band called Mud Walk, she has settled down in Helsinki. Nightbird sings the soundtrack to sleepless nights, a blend of roots blues deep in mud, moon-gazing melodic guitars and velvet-voiced midnight jazz songs written under the influence of the delta pioneers and a fusion of American and Finnish folk. Her songs are born of her own experience and spin tales from the life of a ramblin’ woman, wise beyond her years.
After the release of her critically acclaimed debut album in 2015, Nightbird has toured extensively in Finland, Sweden and Norway, as well as Austria and Germany. She is currently working on her next album, recording songs in a magical place somewhere in Stockholm.
. . . and more shows to be announced soon.
Booking & Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 9. 2019: Country Club Turku (with The Devil’s Dandy Dude (DE)), RantaKerttu, Turku, FIN
March 8. 2019: Musta Kissa (with The Devil’s Dandy Dude (DE)), Helsinki, FIN
March 7. 2019: Silmien Takana-klubi (supporting Ina Forsman), On the Rocks, Helsinki, FIN
March 6. 2019: WedRoots (with The Devil’s Dandy Dude (DE)), Tenho Restobar, Helsinki, FIN
March 3. 2019: Kellari-live (with The Devil’s Dandy Dude (DE)), Romu & Random, Tampere, FIN
February 23. 2019: Lavaklubi (ULAPpA’s debut single & music video release show), Helsinki, FIN
January 13. 2019: Finnish Blues Society / Blues News Jam Night, Juttutupa, Helsinki, FIN
November 22. 2018: Kallio Kipinöi at Musta Kissa (with Jari Rättyä), Helsinki, FIN
October 2-16.10.2018 : GERMANY & AUSTRIA (Nightbird was a part of Mäkkelä’s HOMELAND tour 2018)
October 2. 2018: E-Werk, Erlangen, GER *
October 3. 2018: Ludwig's, Halle, GER **
October 4. 2018: Artliners, Berlin, GER **
October 5. 2018: Kunst Kauf Haus, Hof, GER **
October 6. 2018: Zum Roesla, Burgkunstadt, GER **
October 9. 2018: Café DeCentral, Innsbruck, AT **
October 10. 2018: Café Gagarin, Wien, AT **
October 11. 2018: Black Horse Inn, Wels, AT **
October 12. 2018: Ladenbergen, Bergen, GER *
October 13. 2018: Nürnberg Pop Festival, GER ***
October 14. 2018: Schwarzer Hahn, Landshut, GER **
October 16. 2018: Loft Lo-fi, Nürnberg, GER
** with Mäkkelä & Isi Rössler on double bass
*** with Folk’s Worst Nightmare
September 27. 2018: Folk-ilta (with Severi Peura & Selvänäkijät and Spigu), Bar Loose, Helsinki, FIN
September 21. 2018: Musik & Talang, Kaffehuset August, Vaasa, FIN
September 8. 2018: Takakesä Reggae Makkara (with Helemese (CZ) and Jari Rättyä & Käärmekeitto), Sondby, FIN
September 7. 2018: Yläkerta, Vastavirta (with Helemese (CZ) and Jari Rättyä & Käärmekeitto), Tampere, FIN
September 6. 2018: Lepakkomies (with Helemese (CZ) and Jari Rättyä & Käärmekeitto), Helsinki, FIN
September 4. 2018: SolisFest 2018, Koskenkylän Saha, FIN
July 14. 2018: Skärifolk, Bergö, FIN
July 6. 2018: Epäjohdonmukaisten tanssiaiset, Turun Asemapuiston Lippakioski, Turku, FIN
April 28. 2018: Klubi (supporting Chrysta Bell), Tampere, Finland.
April 27. 2018: Elmun Baari (supporting Chrysta Bell), Helsinki, Finland.
April 18. 2018: Dramatenbaren (supporting I'm Kingfisher), Stockholm, Sweden.
March 28. 2018: Folkan (with Ella Music Education), Gotlands Folkhögskola, Fårösund, Gotland, Sweden.
March 21. 2018: Bar Loose (with Samae Koskinen), Helsinki, Finland.
January 6. 2018: Tunnelma-klubi, Elmun Baari, Helsinki, Finland.
October 21. 2017: Musta Kissa bar (with Love Varg), Helsinki, Finland.
October 20. 2017: Bar Kuka (with Love Varg), Turku. Finland.
August 10. 2017: Tenho record store & design, Night of the Arts Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland.
August 5. 2017: Mommilan Elokestit III, Mommila, Finland.
July 22. 2017: Noisenäsfestivalen, Nusnäs, Mora, Sweden.
July 17. 2017: Holy Moly, Göteborg, Sweden.
July 15. 2017: Huskonserter i Ås. Ås, Norge.
July 11. 2017: Tunnelmatiistai-klubi, Elmun Baari, Helsinki, Finland.
May 21. 2017: Musta Kissa (with Erik Sjöholm), Helsinki, Finland.
May 17. 2017: Bar Kuka (with Mäkkelä), Turku, Finland.
May 13. 2017: Kallio Kukkii at PAND - Taiteilijat rauhan puolesta, Helsinki, Finland.
April 29. 2017: Semifinal (with Jari Rättyä & Käärmekeitto), Helsinki, Finland.
April 28. 2017: Vihreä Talo (with Jari Rättyä & Käärmekeitto), Riihimäki, Finland.
April 12. 2017: Club Ernst, Bistro Ernst, Vaasa, Finland.
MÄKKELÄ & NIGHTBIRD – INLAND HARBOURS TOUR 2017 - 28.3-8.4.2017
April 8. 2017: Bierchen & Bühnchen - Das Musik- und Kneipenfest, Gostenhof, Nürnberg, Germany
April 7. 2017: Kulturcafe Capone, Göppingen, Germany *
April 6. 2017: Gasthaus Anker, Filderstadt, Germany *
April 5. 2017: Wohnzimmerkonzert, Karlsruhe, Germany *
April 4. 2017: Cafe Brunnenhof, Trier, GER 30.3 Ladenbergen, Bergen, Germany *
April 3. 2017: Wullberts, Dresden, GER 31.3 KWK, Hilpoltstein, Germany *
April 2. 2017: 2.4 Odradek, Chemnitz, Germany *
April 1. 2017: Gasthaus Gistl, Frauenau, Germany *
March 31. 2017: KWK, Hilpoltstein, Germany *
March 30. 2017: Ladenbergen, Bergen, Germany *
March 29. 2017: Glockenbach Werkstatt, München, Germany *
March 28. 2017: Loft Lo-Fi, Nürnberg, Germany **
*with Mäkkelä, **with Mäkkelä & Isi Röessler
March 23. 2017: Säv/San - International Singer & Songwriter Festival, Tampere, Finland.
March 10. 2017: The Doo-Bop Club (with Kaain), Vaasa, Finland.
March 8. 2017: Musikcafé After Eight (with Kaain), Pietarsaari, Finland.
January 31. 2017: Sävy-klubi, Ravintola Oiva, Helsinki, Finland.
December 28. 2016: Tenho record and design store, Vaasa, Finland.
November 24. 2016: Skafferiet at Ritz (supporting Timshel), Vaasa, Finland.
November 23. 2016: Musikcafé After Eight (supporting Timshel), Pietarsaari, Finland.
November 1. 2016: Bar Brooklyn (supporting Aldous Harding), Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden.
October 28. 2016: The Doo-Bop Club (supporting Rickard Eklund), Vaasa, Finland.
October 6. 2016: Lost in Music 2016, Bar Passion, Tampere.
September 17. 2016: Klubb Ö, Pub Bastun, Mariehamn, Åland.
September 10. 2016: Shananagans festival, Gula Villan, Handen, Stockholm.
August 19. 2016: Semifinal (with Iron Country Sisters & Skip Zone), Helsinki.
August 5. 2016: Country Club Festival, RantaKerttu, Turku, Finland.
July 31. 2016: SandvikFest 2016, Björnlunda, Sweden.
June 11. 2016: Honeymilk’s release party, (with St. Andreas, DJ’s Klubb Klipp Dig & Gonzo TV), Fotografiska, Stockholm.
June 9. 2016: Sonic Yurt (with Milena Solomun & Mike Lennie), Kahvila Tyyni, Helsinki.
June 2. 2016: Sointu Fest (Nightbird & Mäkkelä tour 2016), Ravintola Sointu, Turku.
June 1. 2016: Musta Kissa (Nightbird & Mäkkelä tour 2016), Helsinki.
May 28. 2016: Vakiopaine (Nightbird & Mäkkelä tour 2016), Jyväskylä.
May 27. 2016: Vastavirta-klubi (Nightbird & Mäkkelä tour 2016), Tammerfors.
May 26. 2016: Herkkutalo (Nightbird & Mäkkelä tour 2016), Helsinki.
May 24. 2016: Twang (Nightbird & Mäkkelä tour 2016), Stockholm.
May 23. 2016: Pusterviksbaren (Nightbird & Mäkkelä tour 2016), Gothenburg.
May 16. 2016: Kallio Kukkii: Ikkunakeikka, Dakota Factory, Helsinki.
April 29. 2016: Sweet Vaasa (with Erik Sjøholm), Vaasa, Finland.
April 17. 2016: Gute Stube, Darmstadt, Germany.
April 15. 2016: Kultur Café Capone (Nightbird & Mäkkelä feat. Isi tour 2016), Göppingen, Germany.
April 14. 2016: Galerie Bernsteinzimmer (Nightbird & Mäkkelä feat. Isi tour 2016), Nürnberg, Germany.
April 13. 2016: Bürgerhaus Glockenbachwerkstatt (Nightbird & Mäkkelä feat. Isi tour 2016), München, Germany.
April 12. 2016: KunstKulturQuartier @Egersdörfer & Artverwandte, KunstKulturQuartier, Nürnberg, Germany.
April 11. 2016: Lesecafe " O D R A D E K " (Nightbird & Mäkkelä feat. Isi tour 2016), Chemnitz, Germany.
April 10. 2016: SISU Radio / KIOSKI / DFG present: MÄKKELÄ & NIGHTBIRD (Nightbird & Mäkkelä feat. Isi tour 2016), Orange Peel, Frankfurt, Germany.
April 9. 2016: Terminus brasserie (Nightbird & Mäkkelä feat. Isi tour 2016), Sarreguemines, France.
March 26. 2016: Sointu Live, Ravintola Sointu, Turku.
March 12. 2016: Fine & Dandy (with Rikky), Café Pequeno, Helsinki.
February 13. 2016: Where’s the music?, Norrköping, Sweden,
February 11. 2016: Twang (with Love Varg), Stockholm, Sweden,
January 25. 2016: Sävy-klubi, Ravintola Oiva, Helsinki.
December 26. 2015: Holiday Show, Ritz, Vaasa.
December 11. 2015: Bar Kuka (with Judith Regwan), Turku.
December 6. 2015: XY xpress yourself, Inkonst, Malmö.
December 5. 2015: Holy Moly, Gothenburg, Sweden.
November 25. 2015: Culture Club, Musikcafé After Eight, Jakobstad, Finland.
November 20. 2015: The Doo-Bop Club (Debut album release show with Iron Country Sisters), Vaasa, Finland.
November 18. 2015: 5th Street Bar (Special Debut Album PRE-Release Show), Helsinki.
November 6. 2015: Bar Loose (with Andreas Moe & Einar Lind), Helsinki.
October 28. 2015: NIGHTBIRD at Beyond the Paper-exhibition, Tiketti Galleria, Helsinki.
September 4. 2015: Badesaison Kultifest, Kulturort Bastrasse, Fürth, Germany.
August 20. 2015: The Nightbird Night of the Arts Special, Young guests at Universum, (during the Night of the arts), Universum, Helsinki.
August 6. 2015: Night of the arts at the Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa.
August 3. 2015: Maanantaiklubi, Kahvila Bergga, Helsinki.
July 23. 2015: Turun Asemapuiston lippakioski, Turku.
May 15. 2015: Flavour of the month (with Mäkkelä), Pikku-Torre, Turku.
April 24. 2015: Musiikkikahvila Sointu, Turku.
April 11. 2015: Bar Mendocino (with Iron Country Sisters), Helsinki.
December 10. 2014: Sävy-klubi @ Ravintola Oiva, Helsinki.
December 5. 2014: Singer-songwriter night, The Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa.
November 22. 2014: A Grand Experience @ Kulturskafferiet Ritz, Vaasa.
August 7. 2014: Night of the arts at The Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa.
July 27. 2014: SandvikFest 2014, Björnlunda, Sweden.
July 26. 2014: Lasse i Parken, Stockholm, Sweden.
June 30. 2014: Feministiskt Initiativ på Gotland, Almedalen, Visby, Sweden,
June 27. 2014: Ella Music Festival, Joda Bar, Visby, Sweden.
April 27. 2014: Femme Konserter, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.
April 12. 2014: Hedbergs Bok o Musikkafé (with Lovisa Hellsten & Cosmic Blonde), Visby, Gotland, Sweden.
April 11. 2014: Nunnan (with Love Varg feat. Matilda Wiezell), Visby, Sweden.
March 14. 2014: A Grand night with friends (Nightbird feat. Grand), The Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa, Finland.
February 12. 2014: Musikcafé After Eight, Jakobstad, Finland.
January 19. 2014: Twang Gitarrer Och Kaffe, Stockholm.
January 18. 2014: Fotografiska, Stockholm.
January 14. 2014: Girls & Boys, Southside Cavern, Stockholm.
January 10. 2014: Flavour of the Month, Pikku-Torre, Turku, Finland.
November 11. 2013: Liberté international@Liberté Lounge, Club Liberté, Helsinki.
November 9. 2013: Faustivalen (ÅA, Humanistiska Fakultetet), Turku, Finland.
November 8. 2013: Musiikkikahvila Sointu, Turku, Finland.
October 19. 2013: Singer-songwriter night (with Markus Bergfors, Jerry Lindqvist, Jim Videgård), The Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa, Finland.
October 11. 2013: Friday I’m in love, Musikcafé After Eight, Jakobstad, Finland.
August 14. 2013: Bound for folk, Bar D.O.M., Vaasa, Finland.
March 28. 2012: Bara Unplugged, Baravi Bar, Stockholm, Sweden.
Kultursidan.nu/Jennie Johnson: WTM: Nightbird som levande sagoväsen (recension) (In Swedish/På svenska)
Nordbayern.de: Fürther Kultifest sprühte vor Originalität (auf Deutsch/in German)
Reviews of the self-titled debut album Nightbird
“The self-titled debut includes both a restless searching and a peaceful atmosphere that makes the world stop for a little while” Gaffa, 5/6
"The singers voice is strong and expressive - even though this is a relatively young artist, her voice conveys life experience." - Soundi, 4/5
“(Nightbird) has an evocatively embracing voice that sounds like a mash-up of M. Ward and a lot of Cat Power-diction. I want more!” Värmlands Folkblad, 4/5
“All Wrong is like a little nightmare from a Tom Waits circus. The music has an impressive poise in its low-keyness, especially considering that this is a debut album.” Smålandsposten, 4/5
“Atmospheric and beautiful. The album could possibly be a bit longer, but you can always listen to it one more time, and that’s something you definitely want to do.” Ung Tro, 4/5
"A relatively unestablished artist who’s really confident in her creating. An artist who is original, even if we can sense a little blues, jazz, and yes maybe even sounds that make you think of electronic music, art music and experimental music. A slide guitar emphasizes the blues and takes us back in time, whereas the other sounds take us to the future. Therefore, maybe the etiquette “timeless” is quite suitable." Tidningen Kulturen
Interview and album review
“Fills ones ears with perfection and one can understand why the producer Katharina Nuttall, who has previously worked with Ane Brun, took Nightbird under her wings.” Popmani
"En av höstens mest beroendeframkallande låtar heter ”Singing In The Rain” och är en Cat Power-doftande singel skriven av finlandsvenskan Anna-Stina Jungerstam aka Nightbird." - HYMN
B O O K I N G A N D C O N T A C T
The photographs in the background of the pages on this site, are taken by Stephan Amm (Home), Satu Särkijärvi (Music), Gunnar Bäckman (About), Aino Aksenja (Photos) and Kevin Pollard (Shows & Past Shows). Other background photographs are by Nightbird & friends.