There are two artists with the name Birdie. 1. Birdie, composed of Paul Kelly and Deborah Wykes, or Debsey, was an indie pop duo that formed in 1997 after playing in Saint Etienne's live backing band. Both members had previous musical jaunts however. London native Wykes opened for the likes of The Fall, The Jam, and The Undertones while fronting her band Dolly Mixture. Kelly was known for his stint with UK indie quartet East Village and directing promo videos for various bands.