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Andrew Bird

1973 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Violin

Genres: Pop, Rock

Andrew Bird took his first music lessons at age four. He tried his hand at several instruments and developed a special interest in the violin, an instrument he went on to study at Northwestern University. During his formative years, the artist was exposed to all manner of musical genres - classical, gypsy, folk, jazz, rock... -, from which evolved his idiosyncratic style. A first independent solo release, Music of Hair came out in 1996. Around that time, Bird also performed live with the Squirrel Nut Zippers. After releasing three albums with his band Bowl of Fire at the end of the 1990s, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and whistler started recording and touring under his name. With every new project, Bird managed to refine his art and reach a wider audience. The album Break it Yourself came out in 2012, followed by the EP I Want to See Pulaski at Night a year later.



  • Andrew Bird (2014-07-06) Théâtre Maisonneuve - PdA
  • Andrew Bird - 2010 Concert

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