About SafirePortland, OR, US Rock, Americana
Safire references America's popular Alt./Country style, while weaving in tightly arranged vocal harmonies, innovative musical hooks, and sparse jazz fusion arrangements.
Steve Killen, lead vocalist/guitarist and founder of Safire, plays everything from a glassy, clean line to a jagged imitation of dropping bombs. His writing and arranging style is unique, influenced by the uplifting melodies of Coldplay, the west coast jazz/rock fusion of Steely Dan, and vulnerability of American songwriters such as Ryan Adams and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco). Killen’s expressive baritone vocals, contemporary anthems, and cathartic lyrics provide a musical storyboard for the audience, leaving listeners...
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