Amy Arani
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Amy Arani

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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Amy Arani @ House Wine

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Amy Arani @ Waterloo Ice House - 38th Street

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA



Amy Arani at the Ventura Theater

I was lucky enough to catch local yoga teacher Amy Arani at the SoCal Musician showcase at the Ventura Theater Friday night. Amy plays piano and was backed by three Ojai musicians (Will Makiling on drums, Chris Foley on guitar, Dave Anter on bass) for most of her set. Amy’s rich voice reminded me at times of Natalie Merchant, Cher, Sarah MacLachlan, Siouxie Sioux (remember the Banshees?) with a touch of Tori Amos.
Comparisons aside, her voice is fantastic. Amy will be graduating from UCSB in a couple of weeks and hopefully focusing more on her music. Meantime you can visit her at . She’s playing this Wednesday at the Experimental Cafe in Oxnard at 9:45pm. - Ojai Post

Talk about a ridiculous talent. An achingly powerful voice that plays across octaves like monkey bars, she captivates with consonance and dissonance and draws her music from a seemingly raw and deep place. A knock out on a piano with a voice like hers can blow the doors off of any room she feels like playing. Sarah McLachlan, some Tori Amos, and a fine serving of Regina Spektor comes together with a dash of that something Amy has got to align for something special.

She is clearly comfortable on stage and in her performance seems to go to that place in her life that her music might take you in hers. She has some attitude in her songs along with heartbreak, but she sings with a weight and soul that will take her performing far beyond the Ventura County limits. “Fault Line,” was by far a favorite but she played other tunes that bounced a bit and she seemed to just skip along without a care on the piano as if the music came so naturally. I had never heard her before, but now she is on my sort list of things to clear my evening for the next time she plays; and you should, too. -


Still working on that hot first release.



A soul-folk-pop singer with a penetrating voice, Amy Arani is captivated by the interplay of light and dark. Her songs examine existential ideas within the context of love, loss, and the hero's journey. She is most often compared to Regina Spector and Tori Amos, with a St. Vincent twist.

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