Amy & The Engine

Amy & The Engine

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopRock

Indie-pop-rock band lead by songwriter and guitarist Amy Allen. Opened for Guster, Kacey Musgraves, Vance Joy, Rachel Platten and more. Debut EP Tandem Mania praised by Consequence of Sound, Huffington Post.

Biography

“An ode to the potential of Top 40" - Consequence of Sound
"(A) delectable debut” - Huffington Post

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive features on Consequence of SoundBoston HeraldHuffington PostEntertainment WeeklyTeen Vogue, Baeble Music
  • Canadian Music Week 2016, CMJ Music Marathon Showcase (2014, 2015)
  • VH1 Save the Music & Sonicbids Benefit Concert
  • Shared the stage with Guster, Kacey Musgraves, Vance Joy, Rachel Platten, The Mowglis, Steep Canyon Rangers, Tyler Ward, Anna Nalick, Emile Sande, SHEL, Rosco Bandana, Don McLean, Salt n Peppa, Chris Young, Emily King, Ben Taylor, Jonathan Edwards

AWARDS

  • Love Me - All Access Top 10 Taking Off Chart
  • Arrows - #13 Song of 2015, Boston Herald
  • Love Me - Ten Most Played Songs of 2015, Vanyaland
  • Patience - Top Ten Of 2015, Portland Press Herald
  • 2015 The Deli Mag & New England Music Awards Pop Act of the Year Nominee
  • 2014 New England Music Awards Best New Act Nominee
  • 2x winner Portland Phoenix "Best Female Vocalist"
  • Portland Phoenix "Best New Act"
  • SESAC Young Artist Award
  • 2013 New England Music Awards Best Songwriter Nominee

ABOUT

Having released their debut EP TandeMania, which premiered on Consequence of Sound, the Boston-based pop rock band has only been around for a little over a year – and has already earned praise from Boston’s most beloved music curators and has even garnered national press. From nominations for the New England Music Award’s Best Songwriter, Best New Act, Pop Act of the Year, and The New England Deli’s Pop Act of the Year, to opening for national acts Vance Joy, Guster, Kacey Musgraves, and Rachel Platten, Amy & The Engine is “poised for imminent pop success” - the question is, who drives the Engine?

The answer: “the new it girl.” Scholastic songstress Amy Allen from Portland, Maine writes “pop gold” tunes you can rock out to.

After trading in her electric bass for acoustic guitar at the ripe age of 9, years of playing in bars across small town-feeling Maine, an appearance on NBC’s The Voice, and eventually a songwriting degree at Berklee College of Music, Amy Allen is turning heads - and catching ears.

TandeMania premieres 6 pop-entangled rock tunes best summarized by Huffington Post as having more than just “catchy hooks” and “peppy pop,” but “classic rock muscle and meaningful lyrics." 

Happy to be one of the guys, Allen gets down with a worldly group of men from Berklee. The Engine is lead by longhaired, lead guitarist Vinny da Silva from Londrina, Brazil, and surf-loving drummer Mano Ruiz from Lima, Peru.

RADIO
WBLM-FM, WCLZ-FM, WCYY-FM, WMME-FM, WXRV-FM, WBOS-FM, WMBR-FM, WERU-FM, WMPG-FM, WJBQ-FM, WMGX-FM, WERZ-FM, WBCQ-FM, WXOJ-FM, WZLX-FM

FESTIVALS
Canadian Music Week, CMJ Music Marathon, Lollapalooza, Old Port Festival, Maine Lobster Fest, Yarmouth Clam Festival, Harvard Square Oktoberfest, Boston's Listen Local, Kennebunkport Festival, Boston Walk for Hunger, Shipyard Old Port Summer Fest, Granite State Music Festival, JP Porch Fest, Boston Greenfest, Boston Freedom Rally + more

NOTABLE PRESS

“Irresistibly charming” - The Key WXPN
“Everyone is swooning for the new acoustic pop It Girl.” - Blackbook
"Best new bands on the (New England) circuit." - MASSLIVE
“It’s pop gold, and I love it.”The Portland Press Herald
"Delicious pop, tempered by a melancholy indie-rock undercurrent" - Boston Herald
“You’d be hard-pressed to find many indie pop bands... like Amy & The Engine.” - Sound of Boston

Lyrics

"I Got You"

Written By: Amy Allen,Tyler Perry

VERSE 1:
When the bridge burned down,
I didn't even notice
When the car rolled round,
And on the radio
They said that we would drown
But I was happy sitting next to you

When the snow rolled in
The Weatherman came on
He said the frost would win
But we were goin' strong
Shootin' juice and gin
With snow up to our necks
We sang a song

CHORUS:
I got you
Hey, hey, hey
I got you (2x)

VERSE 2:
When the earthquake shook
The ground beneath our feet
We didn't even look
We we're dancing in the streets
So when our names they took
To put us in the paper we just laughed

When the Spacemen struck
In their flying ships
Looking so green and tough
Funny language on their lips
They tried to beam us up
But I didn't give a fuck
'Cause I got you

CHORUS:
I got you
Hey, hey, hey
I got you

"Last Forever"

Written By: Amy Allen,Tyler Perry

VERSE 1:
Hold, steady as a stone in need
Oh, somethings comin’ over me
Hush, quiet as the song recedes
More teeth marks on my tongue

CHORUS:
If you could read my mind
Peeking over my shoulder
Would you say it was done
When the story was over
Never paraded my heart around
Opened up and laid it down

No don’t go, and leave me in mess
Goes to show, I need you I confess
Hold my hand, and tell me this will last forever

VERSE 2:
Maybe I should turn and run
But Mom, says you’re just another one
Poor me, wishin’ we could only be
Seen on a cinema screen

CHORUS:
If you could read my mind
Peeking over my shoulder
Would you say it was done
When the story was over
Never paraded my heart around
Opened up and laid it down

No don’t go, and leave me in mess
Goes to show, I need you I confess
Hold my hand, and tell me this will last forever

BRIDGE:
Would you turn the page
of my paper cage?
Could you stand and walk away
from every line I ever wrote to you
but never spoke to you?

CHORUS:
If you could read my mind
Peeking over my shoulder
Would you say it was done
When the story was over
Never paraded my heart around
Opened up and laid it down

No don’t go, and leave me in mess
Goes to show, I need you I confess
Hold my hand, and tell me this will last forever

"Stronger"

Written By: Amy Allen

VERSE 1:
Phoned-in lover, static clings to the end of the line
Open water, siren sings will you look at the time
‘cause I lost mine

Signed a piece of paper and we put it away
When I saw your sorry signature beginning to fade, oh no
Had a cup of coffee and a hell of a run,
Oh I know a roller coaster when I see one (I jumped off)

CHORUS:
Ooo I know there’s nothing stronger
Ooo stronger than love (2x)

VERSE 2:
Bedside fable, paints a pretty picture of a feeling in the back of your mind
Are we able, to separate the vision of a perfectly American lie
from our lives

Dealt a 7-2, played it close to my chest, oh I
Emptied out my pockets and I put it to rest (oh no)
Sealed your sorry letter with a slip of my tongue
Scared of nothing better so I settled (I don’t know)

CHORUS:
Ooo I know there’s nothing stronger
Ooo stronger than love (2x)

"Love Me"

Written By: Amy Allen

VERSE 1:
Oh so this is how
How we take it slow
One step at a time

And oh, so this is how,
How we get to know
The rhythm of the lines
In our minds

PRE-CHORUS:
Oooh, oooh
Crawlin' to the top of my tongue
Oooh, oooh
Swallowin' words I've never really sung

CHORUS:
Love me, love me oooh
Tell me that you do (2x)
Cause if you say that you love me
Oh, I'm gonna answer you
So love me, love me oooh
Tell me that you do

VERSE 2:
Somethin in the way,
In the way we change, every day
Growin in the light

Makes me wanna fall,
Fall and break it all, learn to crawl
With you by my side
In my mind

PRE-CHORUS:
Oooh, oooh
Crawlin' to the peaks of my teeth
Ooo, ooo
Looking out across the words I'm scared to speak

CHORUS:
Love me, love me oooh
Tell me that you do (2x)
Cause if you say that you love me
Oh, I'm gonna answer you
So love me, love me oooh
Tell me that you do

BRIDGE:
Oh, cause I've been tryin' to keep my thoughts low
But you know, I can hardly keep 'em locked, so

CHORUS:
Love me, love me oooh
Tell me that you do (2x)
Cause if you say that you love me
Oh, I'm gonna answer you
So love me, love me oooh
Tell me that you do

Discography

"Last Forever" written by Amy Allen & Tyler Perry

"Love Me" written by Amy Allen

"Stronger" written by Amy Allen & Tyler Perry

"No Good" written by Amy Allen & Tyler Perry

"Arrows" written by Amy Allen

"Baby" written by Amy Allen

"Megaphone" written by Amy Allen

"Living In My Head" written by Amy Allen

"Get Me Outta Here" written by Amy Allen

Set List

Original Songs

  • Stronger
  • Falling Up
  • No Good For You
  • Old Cloud
  • She Walks
  • I Got You
  • What the Heart Can Do
  • Love Me
  • Megaphone
  • Living In My Head
Cover Songs
  • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thick
  • "Dreams" by The Cranberries
  • "Royals" by Lorde