Folk, blues and funk

Wallis Bird
Wallis Bird

Wallis Bird will be performing in The Elephant Café at Trading Boundaries on Sunday May 20.

The critically acclaimed star, who is often compared to a young Janis Joplin, fuses elements of folk music, blues and funk, with an energetic unique rock sound. Her exceptional voice allows for an already huge repertoire from soft folk ballads to rousing power songs.

Wallis has nurtured a gig-going following whose admiration borders on the devotional. Her live shows and album releases have garnered her rave reviews from all quarters.

Born left-handed, and after losing 5 fingers in a lawnmower accident, (then having four sewn back on) on her left hand, she became used to playing a right-handed guitar upside-down, which contributes to her unconventional style of playing.

Wallis will be supported by Oli Clifford; an up & coming singer/songwriter who’s warm acoustic meanderings fuse together an intelligent mixture of upbeat folky rhythm and engaging lyricism. Oli’s heartfelt songs display insight and maturity way beyond his 21 years and his diverse style and intimate tone will lend a sense of honesty to the evening.

Tickets £35 including a two course meal. Standing tickets £15. Student Discount 20%! Tickets are available online at or call our box office on 01825 790200.