WALLIS BIRD
 
 
Wallis Bird Live
Irish Tour Dates Announced, including Dublin's BUTTON FACTORY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
WALLIS BIRD
Irish Tour Dates Announced, including Dublin's BUTTON FACTORY
"SPOONS" - The Debut Album includes the single "Blossoms In The Street" and "The Circle"
Out Now on Bird Records / Island
www.wallisbird.com ~ www.myspace.com/wallisbird
 See Wallis on Friday Aug. 29th at ELECTRIC PICNIC '08 ~ Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois www.electricpicnic.ie

::: Irish Live Dates 2008 :::
22nd October: Cork, Cyprus Avenue -- 23rd October: Cork, Cyprus Avenue -- 24th October: Galway, Roisin Dubh -- 25th October: Limerick, Warehouse -- 27th October: Castlebar, Royal Theatre -- 28th October: Belfast, Auntie Annies -- 30st October: Dublin, Button Factory -- 31st October: Wexford, Arts Centre -- 01st November: Wexford, Arts Centre

Wallis Bird returns to her home country this autumn for a live tour with 9 dates nationwide, including the Button Factory in Dublin.

After playing to over 1500 fans on her last sell-out Irish tour, appearances on the Late Late Show and the Dustin show, an acclaimed live performance at the Electric Picnic, and being part of the best selling Irish compilation CEOL 08, Wallis is excited to be returning home: "There is no country I’d rather play than my home country as the crowds are so responsive and heartful. And the Guinness doesn’t taste as good anywhere else!“

2008 has been an eventful year for Wallis. She’s played sold out tours in Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe; she supported the legendary Billy Bragg on his UK tour; and she reached the top 10 UK Album Charts (digital) with her debut album „Spoons. Her music even reached over the Atlantic to the United States, where Universal Records asked her to contribute a song to the upcoming Billie Holiday Tribute album in the company of Mary J Blige and Corinne Bailey Rae among others.

As an artist with a clear idea of her own musical direction and a strong need for creative control, however, she decided not to progress the relationship with Island Records in the UK (Universal in Ireland) for her next album. Wallis said: „We started from such a healthy and organic base as just me, my band and the small team around me and we achieved so much in that time before signing to a major, that it’s refreshing to be able to return to grass roots again. The time with Island was interesting and I learned a lot but it also showed me who I want to be as an artist.“

Known for her extraordinary voice and unusual style of playing guitar (she plays it upside down following a childhood lawnmower accident where she lost a finger), Wallis’ live shows and music have garnered rave reviews from all quarters, with 4 * reviews being given by publications including The Guardian, Daily Express and The Sun, who called her ‘a stunning female singer-songwriter to take note of…..a future star’.
 
 
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