Amy Sawers

Amy Sawers

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A powerful singer/songwriter playing a mix of garage punk, rock and 'dirty country', filled with hooky melodies and driving guitars, backed up by a solid drum-and-bass section and 2-part harmonies.

Biography

Described as an infectious and hooky mix of Blues, Punk, Country and old-school Garage Rock, Amy Sawers certainly likes to confuse expectations… and her talents as a truly powerful singer/songwriter would soon be making people stand up and take note.

The early days saw Amy and her band recording with Fat Hippy Records, releasing an EP and Mini-album (“Feather” and “So Called Love Stories…” respectively) to further acclaim amongst peers and professionals.

These recordings ensured regular radio play on both Radio Scotland and Northsound Radio, and one track “Black Bones” even made it to the No.3 spot in the Australian Indie Radio Charts (Feb 2008).

Amy has spent her time gigging, writing and recording and this has been rewarded with the “Next Big Thing” award from Scotland’s largest independent radio station, Northsound One.

Bigger and better gigs have also followed, which have seen Amy share stages with Alabama 3, Brakes, The Phantom Band, Dawn Of The Replicants, Eugene McGuiness, Ida Maria and even Girls Aloud (odd but true!). She is also often seen playing at gigs in support of a variety of charities, as well as featuring at festivals such as Cockrock and the Wizard Festival.

“Beneath A Canvas Sky And A Cardboard Sea” (self-released) has seen the band taking even further strides into the public consciousness. One track, “Free Like The Sun” was chosen to feature in the cult Channel 4 series ‘Skins’ (series 3), which saw a greater, national media attention focused on Amy and her band. Her music also features on the soundtrack to the independent movie "Attack Of The Herbals" and the soon-to-be released movie "Between Weathers".

Recent recording at the Diving Bell Lounge, Glasgow (Snow Patrol, Frightened Rabbit) has borne fruit in the guise of 'Laburnum', which will see Amy and the band touring to promote, including festival appearances.

Discography

'Feather' EP (2002)
'So Called Love Stories...' (2004)
'Beneath A Cardboard Sky & A Canvas Sea' EP (2007).
'Laburnum' (2012)
Radio airplay for BBC Radio and a variety of regional
independent UK radio stations.