- Wallis Bird
Infobox musical artist
Name = Wallis Bird
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Wallis Bird
Alias = Wallisimo
Born = birth date and age|1982|01|29|df=yes
Origin = Meath originally, before moving to Wexford
Instrument = Vocals, guitar
Genre = Folk,
Years_active = 2005 - present
Label = Bird Records/
URL = [http://www.wallisbird.com Wallis Bird's official website]
Notable_instruments = Guitar
Wallis Bird (born
January 29, 1982in Wexford) is an Irish musician. She lives and works in Mannheim, Londonand Dublin.
The first time Wallis Bird came into touch with music, was when she was six months old and she got her first guitar from her father. Born left-handed, after losing 5 fingers in a lawnmower accident (and having four sewn back on again) on her left hand, she became used to playing a right-handed guitar upside-down, which adds up to her unconventional style of playing. She went to school in Colaiste Bride, Enniscorthy, where she studied music and played at every school function during her time there.
After school Wallis moved to the Irish capital of
Dublinto study songwritingat BallyfermotRock School. It was here that she met fellow band member Aoife o Sullivan.During that time she kept on playing in small clubs or pubs as well as on major festivals. She moved to Germany for an exchange program in 2005. Prolonging her Germany trip she met other musicians and formed a new supporting band. After concerts in Berlin, London, Frankfurtand Mannheimshe decided to stay for a semester at a music college in Mannheim, where she lived for a year and a half.
Bird is often compared to famous singer-songwriters like
Ani DiFranco, Fiona Appleor the young Janis Joplin. In her songs she fuses elements of traditional folk music, blues and funk with an energetic handmade rock sound. Her exceptional voice allows for an already huge repertoire from soft folk ballads to rousing power songs.
Accompanied by her band colleagues, the brothers Christian and Michael Vinne and Aóife O'Sullivan, she is touring through Europe. In April 2006 her debuting
EP" Branches Untangle" was released both in the UK and Germany by her own label "Bird Records".
In October 2006 Wallis signed a worldwide recording contract with "
Island RecordsGroup UK". A second EP Moodsets was released for download on July 30 2007with her debut album Spoons following on 18 September 2007in Germany. In the UK, her debut single, " Blossoms in the Street" was released on 15 October 2007, with "Spoons" following 22 October 2007.
In February 2008 Wallis toured the UK as support act for soul star Gabrielle along with
Billy Bragg. A second single, "Counting to Sleep" is due in March 2008.
* "Spoons", 2007
Branches Untangle" (6 track EP), Bird Records, 2006
Moodsets EP", 2006
Blossoms in the Street", 15 October, 2007
* "Counting to Sleep",
10 March, 2008: "Comhaireamh chun Codladh" – Wallis Bird ( Irish languageversion)
* "The Circle EP" (Germany only)
Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Worms, Baden-Baden(all: Germany)
Berlin, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Hammelburg(all: Germany), Budapest, ( Hungary), Roermond( Netherlands), Dublin, London
* [http://www.wallisbird.com Official Homepage]
* [http://www.myspace.com/wallisbird Wallis Bird at Myspace Music]
* [http://www.newzline.com/2007/07/07/newzline-interviews-the-wonderful-wallis-bird/ Wallis Bird Interview with Newzline.com]
* [http://www.fizzysmoke.blogspot.com Wallis Bird Crawdaddy - April 15th - Review by fizzysmoke]
* [http://www.stv.tv/content/out/gallagherstravels/display.html?id=opencms:/out/gallagherstravels/wallis_bird_and_song_for_scotland Wallis Bird live review on stv.tv/music]
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