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Wallis Bird

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Caffe Lena

47 Phila Street

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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The sheer visceral energy of Wallis Bird could kick-start an entire economy." – The Irish Times

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It may sound like something out of Spinal Tap that Irish artist Wallis Bird lost all the fingers on one hand in a bizarre lawnmower accident as a baby, but it’s no exaggeration. Though most of her fingers were saved through surgery, one was lost for good. Happily it didn’t stop her picking up a guitar as a child, flipping it upside down to strum with her damaged hand, and carrying on as if nothing had ever happened. Today she’s a veritable virtuoso on the instrument, and with a chuckle she describes that fateful ‘Lawnmower Incident’ as having given her “her mojo”. That mojo carried her to record deals with Island Records and Columbia Records, several high profile awards and nominations, tours across the world with the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Billy Bragg and Emiliana Torrini, and invitations to open shows for Gossip, Frightened Rabbit, and many others.

Most artists can’t sustain the kind of energy levels that Wallis exhibits on stage. Every performance is characterized by an almost startling passion; one that frequently leaves her breathless and her acoustic guitar strings shredded to pieces. Her refreshingly honest, self-effacing manner has endeared her to audiences of every kind, whether her own fans or someone else’s. Going from delicate whispers to explosive cries in a heartbeat, and inciting rousing sing-a-longs or spellbound silences, few can cast a bewitching spell over an audience in the way Wallis Bird can.

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