Amy Lawton

FRESH: ‘My Love’s Not for Christmas’ – Amy Lawton

Amy Lawton says “My Love’s Not For Christmas”!

by Christopher Smith

21yr old UK singer/songwriter Amy Lawton channels the likes of Suzanne Vega, Alanis Morrisette and country-era Taylor Swift. Ever since childhood Amy has been creating rhymes, poems and short stories, whilst for the past six years she has been crafting these ideas into song. Amy has developed her sound and co-written with multi-platinum selling songwriter Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini, Dido, Jake Bugg, The Wandering Hearts).

Amy serves up a quirky take on the Christmas Genre with this sweet sounding Christmas pop/country song with a cheeky lyric about how you can’t always have what you want for Christmas when it comes to love. Amy worked alongside multi-platinum writer/producer Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti, Jake Bugg, Dido, Beverly Knight, Jamie Lawson) for “My Love’s Not for Christmas”.

While writing for artists such as Sarah Darling, who’s album “Wonderland” went to Number 1 in the UK Country Charts, with Amy’s track “Blue Sky” featuring as the opening track, Amy has been releasing her own music to an ever-growing fanbase. Described as “Sweet country pop right out of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now era”by The Times, Amy is a burgeoning name on the UK live scene. Having just completed her first ever regional tour where she played 19-dates across the country, Amy recently performed at The Great Escape Festival, Ronnie Scotts, The Social, The troubadourand supported Jack Savoretti at Cadogan Hall.

While still fresh-faced, Amy comes armed with sharpened experience well beyond her years and is proving herself to be an exciting new name on the singer/songwriter scene. Originally from Manchester, Amy has honed her craft on the London live scene performing at famous venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Troubadour, The Bedford and The Social among others. Her biggest show to date came as support to Jack Savoretti at London’s Cadogan Hall.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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