SEEKINGPiano, Keyboard, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar.
Amy Barton, 20, is an acoustic singer/ songwriter from Clitheroe, Lancashire who began playing her guitar October 2007 and hasn’t put it down since!
Already gaining compliments from the likes of ELTON JOHN BAND/ DESERT ROSE BAND Guitarist JOHN JORGENSON, Amy has recently been on tour with The ANIMALS & FRIENDS (with original Animals JOHN STEEL and MICKY GALLAGHER) and also with SPENCER DAVIS who is the Special Guest. Amy also opened for THE GATHERING OF: Legends of Folk Rock during their UK tour last October and is currently supporting DR. HOOK for their UK tour.
Being the daughter of musician Peter Barton, Amy acknowledges just how much music has already informed her life: “Ever since I was a small child I'd sit through sound checks and go to my dad's gigs”.
James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Jack Johnson, Jonny Cash, Jeff Buckley and Jason Mraz are acknowledged influences, too.
As Amy begins to shape and refine her writing and performance – searching for that individuality, she shows no signs of any empathy/sympathy with the celebrity-obsessive culture of so many of her generation. “Ever got lost on your own path?” she wonders in ‘I Believe Again’… Amy prefers instead to observe, learn and absorb all around her – growing, growing like so many of those artists of decades ago, whose guiding lights were perceptive enough to see the benefit of nurturing the artist. “I feel lucky to have had the chance to discover the passion I have for music and learn and grow through it from such a young age."
Amy has been recording with CHRISTIAN MADDEN of Lancashire/Texas band, THE EARLIES as producer (an intriguing proposition, given that The Independent described the band as “ a very English kind of folk-pschedelia…with a smattering of Beach Boys-type harmonies” ) , as well as working with guitarist extraordinaire and Fairport stalwart JERRY DONAHUE, a musician who has known, recorded and performed with many of those supreme talents who were allowed the space to develop their craft – Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Joan Armatrading, Chris Rea, Gerry Rafferty – to name just a handful.
“Amy is a very fine singer with a uniquely identifiable voice”, Jerry said recently. “She is also a very good writer, composing songs with meaningful lyrics and melodies.” And he should know.
'I want to raise the bar and keep learning and growing as a person, as a singer/songwriter and get my music out there!!!'
NOW… Amy is currently on the search for a band. Her idea is to form a unique band with people who ae very commited, peferably in their 20's and very good at what they do!
'i am desperate to get a band together and see what funky stuff we can come up with!'
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jul 15 2009
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- 30 years
every single experience in my life that made a difference,
Jason Mraz!!- i'm going for that style of music, i love it!
Simon and Garfunkel
Members Of Band
just me so far :(
i've enjoyed touring with amazing people and being a solo artist but i think its time for me to take that extra step. you know what i mean?
i have a recording studio! well my dad does! and so we do have recording equipment and many guitars and piano etc.