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Amy Wadge


Country of origin:

Born in England, living in Wales

Type of music generally:

Alternative pop with country leanings

Status:

Most recent release, Amy Wadge (2016)

See also:

Amy Wadge's site

Wikipedia's entry on Amy Wadge

Comparisons:

Sheryl Crow, Cerys Matthews

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Easy on the ear modern ecto from a gifted singer. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Woj is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • The Famous Hour (2003)
  • Woj (2004)
  • No Sudden Moves (2006)
  • Bump (2008)
  • Acoustig (2009)
  • Rivers Apart (with Pete Riley, 2011)
  • Afterglow (with Pete Riley, 2012)
  • Recovery (EP, 2014)
  • Amy Wadge (2016)

Woj

Release info:

2004—Manhaton Records

Availability:

Wide in U.K., see also Amy Wadge's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Amy Wadge—vocals, guitar, piano

Guest artists:

Aled Richards—drums, percussion
Jonathan Thomas—bass (on 2 tracks)
Robbie McIntosh—electric guitars (on 6 tracks)
Janne Peterson—Hammond organ (on 4 tracks), piano (on 3 tracks), keyboards (on 2 tracks), organ (on 1 track), accordion (on 2 tracks)
Dave Bronze—bass (on 8 tracks)
Jenny Crook—harp (on 1 track)
Martin Ditcham—percussion (on 8 tracks)

Produced by:

Dave Bronze

Comments:

Amy Wadge is an intriguing singer. She has a lightness of touch and a vocal dexterity that's like Sheryl Crow; her music's less mainstream though. It's modern slightly country-tinged pop with memorable hooks. Her voice is what really makes her special, it's got a slightly raspy edge, but she comes across well on the slow songs too.
     "Nothing" stands out, a slow languorous song of taking it easy. The soulful "Open" is sort of reminiscent of Cerys Matthews album. "Valley Boy" is a rockier track, and it works well. On the whole, a delightful fuss-free album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Further info:

Also available are DVDs:
  • Live (2006)
  • Live at Acapela (Amy Wadge and Pete Riley, 2010)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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