Ms Amy Birks just released her self-produced debut solo album All That I Am & All That I Was. The ethereal vocals of Amy Birks features tones not dissimilar to Kate Bush or Tori Amos, so definitely worth checking her out.
Amy won “Best Female Vocalist” in the 2018 PROG Magazine poll and former lyricist, co-composer and lead vocalist of the 2017 Prog magazine Limelight Award winners Beatrix Players.
All That I Am and All That I Was contains the singles Unlike The Heart, Jamaica Inn and I Wish which features guest appearances from Steve Hackett. Other guests on the album include John Hackett and Caroline Lavelle.
Amy says: “’I have been influenced by many strong female writers in both music and literature. Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading, Tori Amos, Eddi Reader and of course, the Bronte sisters and Daphne du Maurier, whom inspired me to write ‘Jamaica Inn’.
For Amy ” this has been a really personal and full-on experience that has pushed me further, emotionally, technically and lyrically than I ever thought possible, which has enabled me to become the writer that I have been wanting to be.”
Unlike the Heart
Not every Night
With All That I Am
All the Fault of the Lady Anne
Road to Gordes
Keeps You Guessing
“I am delighted to be able to announce the album release. This has been a really personal and full on experience that has pushed me further, emotionally, technically and lyrically than I ever thought possible, which has enabled me to become the writer that I have been wanting to be.”
Ms Amy Birks
Limited edition vinyl formats are of All That I Am & All That I Was are available now via The Merch Desk
Formats are: Limited edition CD package in a six panel 7″ gatefold sleeve accompanied by twelve page photo book available to mail order customers and from the merch stand at shows from 5th April while stocks last.
Vinyl album in 12″ gatefold sleeve. Initial copies of both formats ordered from The Merch Desk will be signed by Amy. The album will also be available via all the usual download and streaming services.
The forthcoming tour dates with the John Hackett band have been postponed and will be rescheduled later in the year. We’re waiting to hear about the others and will keep you posted.
Since Beatrix Players’ final run of shows opening for Carl Palmer, Steve Harley and Big Big Train in 2017 – 2018 Amy has been recording her debut solo album and playing impromptu solo sets with the likes of Tim Bowness and That Joe Payne. Amy’s debut solo single “Jamaica Inn” was released on November 15th with a memorable video shot on location in Bodmin Moor.