Amy Owen is a singer songwriter creating a beautiful blend of emotive soul and uplifting piano pop
I was born and raised in a little town in Shropshire doing all the things children should be doing these days like climbing trees and sliding down muddy hillsides with the dogs! When I was indoors, I was learning my classical music foundations playing the flute. I began to find my voice singing along to the likes of Whitney Houston…very loudly…at all hours.
A lot has changed since then! After studying musical theatre in Leeds I moved down to London. It was here i realised that theatre is not for me but I learnt my craft and had some great opportunities and experiences along the way. Technically I have already performed on the West End at my final showcase at The Criterion, Piccadilly Circus so I’ll tick that off the list!!
When I moved to London, I got a job singing at Archer Street Cocktail Bar, Soho. It was a great experience, I found my voice, began to love performing again, my confidence improved, my repertoire improved, I received different audience responses every night and most importantly, I met some amazing artists who are now many of my closest friends.
I also found some time to travel Europe (yes I’ve got the travel bug!), worked in India as a dancer for a month and my proudest achievement to date… performed in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies! The best audition and of course the biggest and best show I’ve ever done. The only thing that could try to top that is when I start travelling the world with my music … That’s the dream!
I’ve been fortunate enough to continue performing around Europe (Madeira, Germany, Holland) on short contracts so I can get back to London to rehearse with my band. In the last couple of years I braved it and started performing my own music at open mics in London and at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2015).
Now I’ve found an awesome band and we’ve recorded a couple of tracks and a music video. This year we’ll begin rehearsals for recording our first EP. Bring on the funk!