A truly innovative singer / songwriters and multi-instrumentalists around, Amy Studt is creating some of the most beautifully haunting and inspirational music in the UK right now.
Recalling the dark pop of the Shangri-Las and Mazzy Star and the drama of Bowie era ‘Aladdin Sane’, Studt has spent the last year in her own Sleepwalker Studio with Hatcham Social’s Toby Kidd working on new material. An artist that really wears her heart on her sleeve, her songs are very autobiographical. Dark yet full of light, the mood can range from delicate to dangerous and tracks such as live favourites ‘Different Coloured Pills’, ‘I Was Jesus In Your Veins’ and ‘Sleepwalker’ (written during the recent London riots) are hints of what to expect from an eagerly awaited new album.
With parents who are both professional classical musicians (Amy's father is a violinist and conductor, while her mother was head of music at a school), Amy Studt began making music at a very early age. Despite her solid grounding in a classical music environment, she was to move into a different field. She was to become a pop musician: a singer, songwriter and a talented musician, playing piano, oboe and guitar. She signed to Simon Fuller’s management company and then quickly to the Polydor label and released her first single, ‘Just a Little Girl’, which charted at number 14 in the UK pop charts and reached number 1 on US radio play. Her second single, ‘Misfit’, reached number 6 and this was soon followed by the album ‘False Smiles’ which went on to sell 260,000 copies. Although her musical path was successful, Amy's outlook was always about naturally evolving and taking her music to creative new levels and she felt the time was right for a new dawn and a fresh approach to her creative output.
Amy stayed out of the limelight for a while, but she effortlessly continued to craft an ever-expanding songbook of her strange and beautiful take on pop music. A stunning performance at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival confirmed that she is back and better than ever and delivering her most complete and accomplished set of songs to date.
Amy Studt recently performed at Dot to Dot Festival 2015, and how now announced a special headline show at The Islington, London, on 23rd July.