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Wallis Bird

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Wallis is an Irish born singer who had an evident first love for music from the age of 2 when she got her first guitar! She has been involved in diverse projects, musically and otherwise since the age of 11, having written soundtracks to and acted in short films and plays. Wallis has been gigging on the Irish music circuit since the age of 17, playing a catalogue of gigs from tiny, smokie, dim-lit bars to big bright festivals; all building up her reputation as a confident performer with songs written in many styles ranging from folk to rock to jazz to contemporary.

At the age of 1, Wallis had an accident which cut all her fingers from her left hand. From this, she then began to start over with her guitar playing at the age of 4, but this time she learned to do it the way she is noted for now…a right hand guitar played upside down: “Nobody ever showed me how to play the guitar properly! So I just kept going with it and developed my own style. I only have 4 fingers, but I feel like it is my special “mojo” so I’m very proud of it!”

She began to play with various bands and groups before going solo. Through music college in Ballyfermot “rock School” in Dublin, Ireland, she was given the chance to attend a European music workshop in 2005 that was to change her life: “When I got to Hammelburg in Germany, where the European music workshop was, I thought that it was going to be a week of drinking and maybe a little music, I never expected it to turn out the way it did!”

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