Little Concert and Airbnb present Jade Bird at Tower Bridge
It's hard to think of a more ideal venue for one of the UK's fastest rising stars to play than the world's most famous bridge soaring high above the River Thames. This truly exclusive and intimate live music event is the first ever concert to be held in the North Tower of Tower Bridge.
Jade Bird's rocket rise to stardom has seen her sell out her UK tour, support Stevie Nicks, and appear on the Jimmy Fallon show in recent months. She's a champion of the incredibly talented grassroots of London's music scene, now attracting attention on both sides of the Atlantic. Her international appeal is in part due to the American twang of her country-pop sound.
This is an experience that's bound to become one of music's "I was there" moments. This concert is proudly produced by Little Concert and Airbnb in collaboration with Mayor of London as part of the Sounds Like London campaign
The London-based singer-songwriter has been working on Something American for most of her life. “My dad was in the army,” she says, “so I moved about a lot when I was younger. I’m not really from anywhere in particular.” When her parents divorced, she settled in South Wales with her mother and grandmother, but she had already absorbed so much of the world, transforming her experiences into lyrics and songs.
Barely a teenager, she learned to play guitar and started writing her own lyrics, slowly at first but gradually with more determination, eventually settling into an intense song-a-day pace. Some were good, others better left forgotten, but the process sharpened her chops and shaped her approach to songwriting.
“It’s a craft in its own right. If you’re a painter, you paint everyday. If you’re a sculptor, you sculpt everyday. For me songwriting is the same thing. It’s something you do everyday.”