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BIRD

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2004
Solo Alternative Pop

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BIRD @ Rockwood Music Hall

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

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"Album Premiere"

"Figments of Our Imagination... blends widely-varied instrumentation with some darker pop inclinations." - AllMusic


""Girl Can't Decide" track premiere"

“Echoes of digital reggae emanate form the glossy-s ynth-pop of Bird’s ‘Girl Can’t Decide’" - PopMatters


"Q&A"

Janie Price, aka Bird, is a half English, half Irish London based singer/song writer and multi-instrumentalist and will release her third album, Figments of Our Imagination on August 14. Figments of Our Imagination showcases Bird’s musical prowess as she plays every recorded instrument on the album herself. The album was produced by legendary Rolling Stones board-man Chris Kimsey in London and mixed by Lee Groves in New York.

Bird was six years old when she first picked up a cello and joined the local youth orchestra. She continued to play in throughout her childhood but her teachers thought her too undisciplined as she swayed in her chair. She later found an outlet for her passion at a place with seemingly no limits to self-expression, behind the drums in an all girl punk band, where she swayed even more.

Her professional career aged 18 with her first recording session composing and recording strings for a UK rap act. This heralded the start of a session career which saw her singing and playing cello with numerous signed artists, notably doing a world tour for internationally acclaimed violinist Vanessa Mae and composing and recording cello for the UK hit artists Just Jack and Emeli Sande.

In addition to being a musician and songwriter, Bird was also invited to star in a six episode run for Sky Arts called Art of Survival filmed playing her musical compositions across Europe. She has also written her first book (based on her filmed adventures) titled, A Real Journey, originally printed in 2011 by Beautiful Books. Bird will be making her way over to the U.S. in late summer to support the release.

Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Bird to discuss the LP. This is what she told us. - Ghettoblaster


""Hypnotise" Song Premiere"

"Chiming, propulsive, and uplifting, 'Hypnotise' is one of our fave tracks from the LP." - The Big Takeover


"Album Review"

"I have a new favorite album of the month. Her name is Janie Price and you’ll want to remember her, this high flying Bird. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" - PopDose


""Thrill Me" Single Feature"

‘Figments Of Our Imagination’ showcases Bird’s multi-instrumental skills as she plays every instrument you hear. Produced by legendary Rolling Stones producer, Chris Kimsey in London and mixed by Lee Groves (Goldfrapp, Elbow) in New York, it brings Bird’s global, quirky, individual sound to a new level.

Bird started her classical music training on cello aged six, before beginning her professional music career aged 18, composing and recording strings for a UK rap act. This heralded the start of a session career which saw her working and touring with numerous artists, most notably a world tour with internationally acclaimed violinist Vanessa Mae as well as composing and recording strings for Just Jack and Emeli Sande.

In 2010 Bird was invited to star in a 6-episode TV programme for Sky Arts. 'Art of Survival' followed her playing live across Europe. Regular repeats can still be found on Sky Arts 1. - Neon Nettle


"Album Review"

"This talented young lady is living proof of how far women have come in the world of music. Figments of Our Imagination is a very smart album that combines commercial sounds with threads of artistic integrity… Smart, reflective, and slightly dreamy." - BabySue


"Track by Track"

"There is a calm, cool and endlessly hypnotic vibe to her sound that uses elements of pop, indie, rock and emo to create an altogether intoxicating music. We believe Figments of Our Imagination to be an album capable of launching Bird into mainstream." - Under The Gun


"Show Review"

"The years of musical training have paid off big time for this electric performer with a stunningly beautiful golden voice. Her set was soulful and deep." - Concert Blogger


"Album Review"

"Beginning her musical career as a cellist, Bird has now expanded her talents to incorporate a wide variety of instrumentation, lending a touch of quirk to what are her fairly straightforwardly structured pop songs." - MXDWN


Discography

"The Insides" - album 2004
"Girl and a cello" - album 2009
"Figments of our Imagination" - album 2015

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Bio

Janie Price aka Bird was six years old when she first picked up a cello and 11 when she first sat behind the drums, which would eventually lead her to her first gig headlining the legendary Marquee Club in an all girl punk band...

 

She continued her career as a session musician; Drummed for Haddaway, recorded cello for Sony, Mercury, Universal and many other major labels’ artists.  She sang bv’s and lead vocals on live shows as diverse as TGI  Friday, National Lottery, Glastonbury, V Festival and Roskilde.

 

Eventually she wanted to start writing music as well as playing, created her stage persona Bird and released her first album “The Insides” to considerable critical acclaim.

 

On Bird’s latest album ‘Figments of Our Imagination’ Bird showcases her multi-instrumental skills by playing every recorded instrument herself, part-produced by legendary Rolling Stones Producer, Chris Kimsey in London and mixed by Lee Groves in New York.

 

“(The album is) A fascinating clash of modern and retro styles” ****

Martin Townsend, Sunday Express

Figments Of Our Imagination Is eclectic and enamouringR2 Magazine

Album of the Week – Musician’s Union

 

 

Following the Top 10 club chart success of the Bimbo Jones remix version of her single Hypnotise, Bird was contacted by some of the UK’s top remix teams wanting to get involved in her project and before too long another album’s worth of material was created. Ten remix versions of the original album’s material featuring tracks by DEVolution, Seamus Haji, Moto Blanco, Full Intention and Wideboys was released under the title “Beat”.  The club EP sampler version went to #8 in the Music Week Commercial Club Pop Charts last Autumn.

 

"one of the most confident and solid musicians in the country at the moment" Music Musings and Such

 

"Beat is a stunning remix album, probably one of the best I've heard so far." Live and Loud

 

 

As well as her own project Janie also works as a songwriter for a variety of other artists.  Last year she co-wrote and featured on the title track and second single for Belgium band Hooverphonic.  The album went straight in the charts at #1 and her single went top 10 shortly after.  The album is currently certified gold.  She also co-wrote on platinum certified artist Aura’s hit album and has worked with numerous international artists including Vanessa Mae, Kenneth Bager, Emeli Sande, Just Jack and Café del Mar. 

 

2017 sees her back in the studio, both writing for other artists and working on the new Bird album “Inside Out” due for release Autumn 2017– The first single “Crazy” is due for release this Spring, including a package of remix versions.

 

 

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