Who Is Jade Bird And When Is She On Tour?

14 October 2018, 17:00 | Updated: 14 October 2018, 17:01

Jade Bird, 2018
Jade Bird, 2018. Picture: Shervin Lainez/Press

Find out everything you need to know about the singer of Uh Huh: tour dates, ticket details and when to expect an album.

Jade Bird has currently been attracting a lot of attention: her latest single, Uh Huh, has been a Radio X Record Of The Week. But where is she from, what has she released and - most importantly - when can you see her on tour?

What are the latest Jade Bird tour dates?

Jade’s latest UK tour takes place in 2018. The full tour itinerary is:

17 November Engine Rooms, Southampton

18 November Cavern Club, Exeter

20 November The Globe, Cardiff

21 November Electric, Brixton

22 November The Haunt, Brighton

24 November O2 Institue3, Birmingham

25 November The Deaf Institute, Manchester

26 November Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

28 November The Wardrobe, Leeds

29 November Kings Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

More details are available at www.jade-bird.com/live/

Jade Bird, 2018
Jade Bird, 2018. Picture: Francesca Allen/Press

Where is Jade Bird from?

Jade was born on 1 October 1997 in Hexham, Northumberland, but as an “army brat”, she moved between the UK, Germany and America. Her parents divorced when she was 12 and Jade was raised mainly by her mother and grandmother in Bridgend, South Wales. She first got into performing in pubs around Wales, before landing a place at the famous “Brit School” in Croydon.

How did Jade Bird get signed?

Jade recorded a demo in her own bathroom, which landed her a management deal. She recorded her first EP, Something American, in Woodstock, New York State, with Simone Felice. After making a splash with a live YouTube performance of the song Madeline, she was signed to the Glassnote label, home of Mumford And Sons and CHVRCHES. Jade has supported First Aid Kit and Son Little on their recent tours.

Jade Bird, 2018
Jade Bird, 2018. Picture: Francesca Allen/Press

Who are Jade Bird’s musical influences?

Jade has been compared to singers like Alanis Morrisette, Patti Smith and even country music legend Loretta Lynn, but she counts Mazzy Star, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and American duo Civil Wars as huge influences on her music.

What kind of music does Jade Bird play?

Jade’s music owes a healthy debt to classic Americana and folk, with a dose of indie pop. If you like First Aid Kit and Lucy Rose, try Jade’s Something American EP.

What was Jade Bird’s first single?

Jade released the Something American EP in July 2017. This was followed up by the excellent single Lottery in January 2018 and Furious in May. Her brilliant single Uh Huh was released on 21 September 2018.

Jade Bird - Something American EP cover
Jade Bird - Something American EP cover. Picture: Press

Is there a Jade Bird album?

Jade is currently working on her debut album, which is expected sometime in 2019.

Jade Bird, 2018
Jade Bird, 2018. Picture: Kate Moross/Press

What is Jade Bird’s Instagram?

Head to @jadebirdmusic for the latest updates - she’s also on Twitter and Facebook.