Amity, the fast rising young musician
North East music fans have another chance to catch breakthrough artist Amity this
November 11-14th, fresh from winning the Royal Albert hall Future Makers competition and the RBE Awards Ceremony, where he’s currently leading the public vote on his Best Singer
Amity’s raw powerhouse sound has been described as “stunning” on BBC Radio and in the Guardian Newspaper as “miraculous” by journalist Zoe Williams, who praised Amity’s “dense surreal lyricism”, and compared Amity to Adele and Regina Spektor and now County Durham’s audiences can hear for themselves at the Claypath Deli on November 11th.
Amity, whose deep, dark and defiant sound won him a place in the UK’s Top 30 Young Songwriters 23 in his category by a panel of industry judges, has been approached by major TV companies on both sides of the Atlantic, and written professionally with Dee Adam (Dido, Kaiser Chiefs, Newton Faulkner) and Andrew Kingslow (John Legend). Trina Smith (EPMG) said “The talent Amity exudes is immense. You’ll all know his name in a couple of years”. Amidst all the buzz, Amity maintains a clear focus: he wants his music to bring as much healing to others as it brings himself, so he’s on a mission to speak up, to empower others and replace judgement with empathy. That’s why, following his huge success at Durham Fringe Festival this July, the highlight of Amity’s upcoming short tour will be his fundraiser at the Claypath Deli in Durham on November 11th, where he will share the stage with local poet Beano Flude in “From Darkness into Light”, an evening of music and poetry to raise money for Beano’s grassroots suicide prevention work with RT Projects, with 60% of proceeds going to the charity. Beano said, “Amity and I are from different generations, but we share one dream: to help others through our art”.
Amity’s using his voice and his platform to shine a light on big issues from mental health, bullying and abuse, to kindness, self destruction and transgender issues, while documenting his own journey from darkness to light. “I want to reach people, to change the world to make it a better, kinder place,” Amity explains, “I’m young, but I’ve known pain – being autistic and trans comes with its own challenges. I feel compelled to use my voice and I want my music to help empower people as it has empowered me.” The impact of Amity’s “joyfully honest” and emotive music on audiences was summed up by David Lofts (The Orb): “once in a while someone comes along who makes you rethink everything you know and love about music”. Tour dates November 11th - Claypath Deli, Durham From Darkness Into Light https://amity.eventcube.io/events/51815/from-darkness- into-light/ November 12th - Cape to Cairo, Shildon November 13th - Café Under The Spire, Gateshead, call 0191 477 3970 November 14th - Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham - Amity will share a song as part of the Being Human festival alongside Steve Pledger and Beano Flude in an evening of mental health themed arts. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rhythm-of-life-a-research-cabaret-tickets-703185746497