Professional singer / song writer

 
 

About

Amy Hawthorn is from West Lothian, Scotland. She’s been a professional singer for the last 10 years and been performing for the last 15. Amy started in local singing competitions as a youngster and then started getting involved with the local Stage School in 2002. From there she started singing lessons with Fred O’Neil, singing teacher to Susan Boyle. He got Amy very involved in the jazz scene and she was hooked on the open mic nights.  It was here that she fell completely in love with Jazz music.

As soon as she was 18 Amy was in the bars singing with some close friends, who were also very talented musicians, and started to book every gig she could get. She then entered Live and Unsigned in 2009 and after being named one of the top 5 unsigned acts in Northern Britain, her confidence soared. From here she  joined a local studio ‘Banana Row’, in Edinburgh, and became one of their session singers, performing at weddings and parties. In her spare time she did radio interviews, a short performance for STV, collaborations, writing and more.  Amy started her own little event business  ’Hot Jazz’ which consisted of herself and 4 musicians. She became her own agent and got wedding and party gigs.

Not long after, in July 2010, her good friend, Leon Jackson, asked Amy to be his support act for his show at the Glasgow 02 ABC. A true highlight for Amy.

The following year, in September 2011, Amy received an exciting offer to fly to Dubai and become a full time Jazz singer. She went on to be there  for two years. In her spare time there she managed to write a whole load of new songs and expand her repertoire for her forthcoming EP which will be released in 2016 showcasing her new found love of soul and funk.

In July 2013 Amy got signed to Music Comes First Records and her Début single and video, ‘Hungry For You’, shot to number 1 on the iTunes Jazz charts. Her second single, ‘Rhythm of the Rain’ shot to number 3 on the itunes Country charts, beating the likes of Taylor Swift. Amy’s singles are available for download via  iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and most online outlets.

At the start of 2016, Legion Scotland offered Amy the title of ‘Legion Scotland Sweetheart’ which she accepted with great pride and is currently performing and appearing at their events.

Amy was also approached by local Radio Station ‘Regal Radio’ and was asked to be one of their regular presenters. She now hosts the show ‘The Afternoon Shuffle’ 12-2pm on the last Tuesday of every month which she enjoys greatly.

Amy is currently working full time as a singer/songwriter in the Central Belt and is available for bookings as a solo act, duo or with her wedding band The White Doves.

A wee note from Amy:

Wish me luck and keep checking back for more updates. I appreciate all of your support so much!

Love and peace, Amy xxx