Irish artist Wallis Bird has been enrapturing audiences for over a decade, playing over 800 shows in that time.
Wallis has won multiple international awards including two Irish Meteor Awards, and the prestigious German ‘Musikautorenpreis’ - a national award chosen by composers and awarded to their peers. She has also received nominations for the 2019 International Folk Music Award and the Irish Choice Music Prize.
Her irrepressible energy on stage is one of her trademarks; even the Irish Times once noted it could ‘kickstart an entire economy’. In 2016, she played a 12-hour free gig in aid of refugee charities, even finding enough strength to play an encore.
In September 2019, Wallis released her 6th album, Woman, which covers all of the major life changes Wallis has experienced since her last album Home in 2016. “The world’s changed a lot, and I’ve changed with it. The #MeToo movement, Repeal The 8th, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Brexit, the rise of racism, the environmental crisis. And, I’m 36 now, so I’m officially a woman!” In June 2020, Wallis began her ‘Retrospective Sessions’ in which she will perform each of her 6 albums virtually in 6 monthly concerts streamed live from various venues in Berlin.
Photo Credit: Jens Oellermann