You've probably not heard of
this talented singer/songwriter who's entered the music scene but
you will, trust me you will. Her name is Amy
Winehouse, a native of my hometown of London, England and
the latest of the female 'phenomenon' to crack the UK soul scene.
Born and raised in North London
(Camdem Town to be precise) she spent her teenage years locked in
her bedroom, studying and perfecting what she knew from an early age
would be her craft. Amy got her first guitar at 13. Her mum listened
to folk music and wanted her to study the natural strumming an acoustic
guitar but her father became her savior as his taste was jazz oriented
and the likes of Sarah Vaughn
and Dinah Washington became the
music of choice for her to listen to.
Her debut album 'Frank' to be
frank is a mixture of different cultural rhythms and styles that takes
you through a musical journey carved from the Big Band era onwards.
James Moody's unforgettable track
'Moody's Mood for Love' is given
the 'lovers rock' treatment with Amy's young, yet distinctively
mature voice shining through on every note. 'In
my Bed' is a solid, funky dance number that is tailor made
for the clubs.
the Box' is a throw back to the ballads of the 40s where
comparisons are already being made to the legendary Billie
Holiday, Pearl Bailey and
Lena Horne while 'Fuck me Pumps'
suggest man hunting (if you ask me don't you think?). Other tracks
suggest when it comes to her writing her music she won't be about
the issues the others artist are writing about, (the bling bling,
fast cars, money etc...) said Amy ''she's more down to earth''.
Her debut single 'Stronger
than Me' is torching the club scene in the UK right now
and is currently the toast of the town with her excellent 'live' shows.
The album was released last month in the UK but as yet to get a release
on these shores here in the states. Be on the lookout for Amy, she's
going to be large (no doubt)
and is here to stay. A TY-D pick
Listen to Amy
Winehouse - 'In
Listen to Amy
Winehouse - 'Moody's
Mood for Love'