Mon 3rd June
We are delighted to welcome Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and whistling maestro Andrew Bird to Forbidden Fruit.
At the age of four Andrew Bird picked up his first Violin, here begins a formative period soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear followed by a teenage expansion into Hungarian Gypsy music, early jazz, country blues, South Indian music and more, as well as the discovery of an uncanny whistling ability.
Since then Andrew has gone on to release 5 albums including his 2005 record Mysterious Production of Eggs recently named one of the ‘100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time’ on Amazon.com. Plus 2009?s Noble Beast which the Guardian described as ‘layering elegiac violin melodies with pattering plucked notes, fuzzy or jangly guitar, clip-clop percussion, clicks and drones to create music that might be straightforwardly folky, brightly poppy or more experimental, but is always vivid and engaging’.