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Singer-Songwriter Wallis Bird
‘Wild and unpredictable,’ Wallis Bird cannot – and should not – be easily pigeonholed. Capable of the delicate, gossamer-thin ballads that her tiny, five-foot-two frame would suggest, she can also summon up a whirlwind of passion and rage in the blink of an eye. Her performances can transition seamlessly from defiant anthems that can motivate thousands of festival-goers into a rousing sing-a-long, to the most hushed and fragile ballads that can captivate an audience for spellbound silence.
A two-time Irish Meteor Award winner, mostly recently for Best Female Artist, and a nominee for Ireland’s prestigious Choice Music Prize, Bird has toured with Billy Bragg, The Gossip, Emiliana Torrini, ZAZ, The Feeling and Rodrigo y Gabriela, among others.
She has played sold-out headline shows and some of the biggest festivals around Europe – her performance at Paris’ Rock en Seine festival was so powerful that one of France’s biggest newspapers, Le Monde, singled her out alongside Arcade Fire as the highlight of the festival. Wherever Wallis can be found, she stands out as a powerful, contradictory presence – one that can unite audiences anywhere she plays.
Photo by Jens Oellermann.