Arriving at The Hope I wasn’t sure of what to expect from Bird. Walking through the door I was welcomed with open arms by three lovely, salt of the Earth Liverpudlians. They turned out to be Adele, Sian and Alexis, or Lexi he’s known by his fellow band members, and they were joined by tour manager Emma.
Once the three piece got on stage in front of a crowd under 30 people the first thing you pick up is Adele’s beauty, both visually and vocally. Her voice has an enticing hook which draws you in and after hearing it you will only want more. Sian’s backing vocals add the perfect balance with haunting harmonies and Lexi is a drummer who keeps it simple though I do worry that he’ll get backache when he’s older.
When I wrote the preview I said they were “hauntingly beautiful” and after hearing this young band live this was confirmed and this group of 30 will be able to say they saw Bird before they headline festivals like Wilderness and a stage at Glastonbury.
There were also two support acts. First up was a talented woman by the name of Jackie Coulson who has a very easy going sound that will relax and cure your hangover. Then stepped up Charlie McConnochie who has a Jake Bugg, 50s sound. Using a beer crate as a guitar support after his guitar strap broke. Either very quick, clever thinking or lazy preparation. He was also joined by Adele and Sian as backing vocals on one of his covers.
Bird have something special in which a few years everyone will want a slice.