Amy Seeley
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Amy Seeley


Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Give Seeley's Trees A Chance" - Edmonton Journal

"Reviewing a week of musical welcome"

When I arrived at the Powerplant on Saturday, local Amy Seeley was in the process of swooning the seated crowd with her carefully crafted, and often sorrowful, folk ballads. Seated alone on stage, and switching from one keyboard to the next between songs, the young singer/songwriter had a strong stage presence that held her audience captive throughout her set.

Neil Wilding
from The Gateway Tuesday, 12 September, 2006 Volume XCVII Issue 3 - The Gateway (University of Alberta)

"A restless musical soul feels at home with city's landscape"

"After listening to her new album, The Trees Are Glad You're Back, a collection of vulnerable, gritty and sincere piano, banjo and cello tunes, you'll want to give Seeley an A+ and shower her with gold stars.

With a single note of her haunting voice, the 29-year-old is capable of putting a smile on your face, coaxing tears from your eyes and urging you to make snow angels in the river valley."

Sandra Sperounes
The Edmonton Journal
Saturday, October 14, 2006 - The Edmonton Journal

"Seeley is poised to have one of the top recordings of this year"

Edmonton's (formerly of Calgary) Amy Seeley is one of those rare songwriters who captivate the listener from the very first note. Her style is delicate and unassuming with songs that balance easily in the worlds of folk and jazz. 'The Trees are Glad You're Back' is her first full length album and while the obvious influences of Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, and Sarah McLachlan are present it does not overwhelm her own individual style.

It's all here with poignant lyrics and sympathetic arrangements that simply shine. Also of note is the excellent production from Chris Wynters(Captain Tractor) and James Murdoch. All this combined has an artist with a great sense of herself and one certainly poised to have one of the top recordings of this year.

Tom Coxworth
Producer/Folk Routes
The CKUA Radio NEtwork

- CKUA Radio Network


1. "The Trees Are Glad You're Back" (SHR1012/2006)
2. "Call It Life" ep (SHR1008/2005)



"Did I mention Seeley’s sumptuous voice? It’s a cross between Metric’s Emily Haines and Tori Amos." (the edmonton journal)

Amy Seeley’s songs unfold like a story you can't put down and end up missing your stop three times for.

They weave their way through beautifully crafted arrangements that make big rooms seem suddenly small.

Having been raised in rural Montana and now living in Portland, Oregon, Amy brings the isolated backdrop of her upbringing to life through her command of the piano. Her greatest influence has been the music of Tori Amos, together with the elegance of Sarah McLachlan and the quiet, folk elements of Iron and Wine and Sufjan Stevens.

For the past two years Amy has been playing solo shows throughout Alberta, and in December took her songs to Europe for performances in the UK, Germany and Amsterdam. The miles have given way to a stunning and articulate interplay of emotions and geography.

“The Trees Are Glad You’re Back” is the first full-length release by Amy, following up on her successful “Call It Life” EP released in 2005.

She has a gift of crafting painfully vulnerable relections with an uncanny sense of dignity. And her captivating performances are continually striking an emotional nerve with her audiences.

“The Trees Are Glad You’re Back” gives listeners the heartbreaking magic they have come to hope for in any Seeley tale.