English singer/songwriter Amy Hollinrake first drew praise in 2016 for her debut EP 'Fade into This' with Blackwater Records, which drew comparisons to Mazzy Star and Sandy Denny.
With a mostly acoustic setup, composing on her Mountain Dulcimer, Amy draws on folk songs fused with original ideas, to create a unique contemporary sound that breathes new life into traditional stories. Accompanied by her band, she finds subtle synergies between acoustic instruments and washing synth textures, weaving through jazz inflected rhythms.
Based in South-East London she combines influences close to home and further afield. Her songwriting, described as both cryptic and emotionally direct, draws on her influence and affinity with women’s experience presented in folklore, poetry and literature. Dubbed at her The Harrison, London debut gig as, ‘making you consider the words in a different way. She has an absolutely captivating voice, one that raises the hairs on the neck and makes you want to listen all night’.
Researcher and founder of a feminist cataloguing project, lockdown brought Amy dedicated time to develop an ambitious idea, to create an online catalogue of female identity in folk songs and ballads. Which is due to be launched 2022.
Winner of the Bert Jansch award 2018 and Cecil Sharp House professional folk artist 2021, Amy has been getting known in the London scene and beyond.