The Academy Green Room, Dublin: 20th November, 2019.
Plus very special guests, MOSA WILD & ANNABEL ALLUM
Plus very special guests.
Tickets €17.45 Incl booking fee.
Doors 8pm | Over 18's | ID Required
Jade Bird returns to Dublin with headline show at the Academy Green Room
Rolling Stone have described Jade Bird as “a young Londoner’s spin on modern Americana” and which Jade herself calls “kind of country, kind of blues, kind of pop and kind of none of that”. Either way, Jade’s music is passionate, full-bodied commentary that finds this 20-year-old, “funny-on-a-good-day” songwriter singing about the vows we make to ourselves and each other: what it takes to make them, what is required to keep them and what it means to break them.
Jade suggests that the two biggest influences on her work are “experience and idols”, and while she briefly embraced her mum’s penchant for Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson, it was through discovering her own musical heroes that Jade was able to focus her creativity identity, somewhere in the mix of Cat Power, Mazzy Star, The Smiths, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
Jade started gigging at 13, kicking things off with a set of dubious covers on a fairylight-draped stage at one end of a Bridgend pub, before hurling herself into competitions with her own songs along with gigs anywhere that’d take her, which involved memorable performances in nursing homes and psychiatric wards. “That period was all quite strange,” she smiles now, “but it taught me everything I know today about how to hold a room.”
Jade’s 2018 started with a bang with a place on the BBC’s Sound Of 2018 longlist, and the release of ‘Lottery’. “Lottery was a big one for me,” she says today. “It really felt like the start of something.” It’s been a game changing tmoment for Jade – following a long stint on the Radio 1 playlist, Jade celebrated with a sold out show at London’s Village Underground – from there she performed the track live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and won the Grulke Prize after a smash run of shows at SXSW – all in all, she’s become one of the most talked about new artists in the world.
Strictly over 18’s