26 year old Irish singer and songwriter WALLIS BIRD is back with her second album, ‘New Boots’, the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Spoons’.
Having toured over the last two years with artists as diverse as the legendary Billy Bragg and Ivor Novello award winner Gabrielle, as well as playing over eighty headlining shows in Europe during 2008, Wallis rounded off last year by clinching one of the biggest TV campaigns of the year when her storming cover of ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ was used on a nationwide advertisement.
An impassioned performer, ‘New Boots’ captures much of the live energy of her shows. A 5 ft 2 bundle of white heat, Wallis throws herself around the stage with willful abandon, breaking strings, shredding her fingers from the sheer force of her playing, urging the crowd into a collective sing-a-long and throwing her entire soul into each performance with often breath-taking results. Having impressed everyone with the intensity and passion of her live shows, Wallis has nurtured a gig-going following whose admiration borders on the devotional. Her live shows and album release have garnered her rave reviews from all quarters, with 4* reviews being given by national publications including The Guardian, Daily Express and the Sun, who called her ‘a stunning female singer-songwriter to take note of…a future star’.