Harry Bird is a singer-songwriter, composer, circus/theatre musician and lover of musical chairs.
He has toured hundreds of venues all over Europe and beyond as a solo performer, as frontman of travelling folk band the Rubber Wellies and alongside many other artists with whom he has had the pleasure of collaborating over the years. Born in Cambridge and raised in Amman, Cairo and Edinburgh, he has been living in Bilbao since 2003.
To date he has released three albums of his own songs with the Rubber Wellies: Long Way to Be Free (2009), The Bones on Black (2012) and the critically acclaimed Bricks and Feathers (2015) which was voted #3 in the Top 10 national folk and americana albums of 2015 by Spain’s popular Mondo Sonoro magazine.
In the world of circus he has composed the soundtrack to four acrobatic street shows: Echadas a la Mar (2009) and Vademécum (2012) with the circus band Txintxo por Tatu, as well as the one-man-band loop extravaganza Paradoxa (2016) and the multi-instrumental, beat-infused Aukerak (2018).
Current proyects include: The Rubber Wellies (celebrating 10 years on the road with their tour in October of UK and Ireland) and the Bristol Old Vic’s new production of A Christmas Carol with music by Gwyneth Herbert (from December 2018 to January 2019).
Harry will be accompanied by his brother Jamie – long time member of the Rubber Wellies and crowd-boosting father of four!