Recorded at legendary Strongroom Studios with producer Alice Western, Amy's EP 'sad lady songs vol. 1' is set to release this year. The record hones her sound of finding subtle synergies between acoustic instruments and washing synth textures. Writing mainly on her mountain dulcimer, she has a songwriting described as both cryptic and emotionally direct, dubbed as 'an absolutely captivating voice, one that draws you in and makes you want to listen all night'. With a mostly acoustic setup, performing both solo and with her band, Amy draws on traditional folk songs and fuses them with original ideas to create a unique contemporary sound - breathing new life into traditional stories.
Amy studied music to postgraduate level, giving her space to deeply consider and refine her creative practice. During and after her studies she was awarded the Bert Jansch prize for musical excellence in 2018, mentored by Terry O'Brian (Playpen Artists, EFEx) 2019, and was awarded the Cecil Sharp House professional folk artist grant in 2021 (funding songwriting collaboration with Stuart McCallum, The Breath). She is currently funded by Help Musicians for her upcoming release.
Since emerging on the scene, Amy has entranced audiences old and new, building up a following in London and beyond. 2022 brought exceptional opportunities seeing Amy featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, discussing her song that grabbed new audience attention, with its critique of female representation in folklore, 'It Draws the Same'. In the same year Amy had her debut performance at Cambridge Folk Festival, with previous notable venues including Cambridge Junction (2022), The Water Rats (2021) and Kings Place (2020). She also recently was invited to guest vocal with band Don Broco during their concert at The Royal Albert Hall. With a UK tour and new release in the pipeline, the next 12 months promise to be just as exciting.
From her background in folk, jazz and popular music, Amy is also an established session singer, which has seen her feature in multiple Disney feature films (working directly with Alan Menken) and Netflix soundtracks.
Researcher and founder of folk cataloguing project Loathly Lady, Amy is developing an ambitious idea to create an online catalogue of female archetypes in folk songs and ballads. Launching 2023.