Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird holding his violin and singing into a microphone

Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and prodigious whistler Andrew Bird is joined by his full band to perform material from his back catalogue alongside his new album My Finest Work Yet

Andrew Bird has always been a restless creator. Calling himself ‘a songwriter who happens to play violin’, he has released numerous collections of chamber-Americana over the years. This creative energy is palpable in a live setting, whether he’s looping his violin to create a small orchestra, virtuosically whistling, or improvising with full backing band.

Reflecting on our cultural moment, his new album My Finest Work Yet  combine's Bird's tenor and nimble violin in his signature style but in a more contemporary, political setting. The themes of the album explore current day dichotomies as Bird grapples with how to identify a moral compass amidst such divisive times. His new single 'Bloodless' is his discontented State of the Union Address, a musical response to global upheaval. It’s honest and stark – but not without a streak of optimism.

This performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time and running time will be confirmed closer to the event.

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Produced by the Barbican in association with Eat Your Own Ears

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