Ms Amy Birks

Amy first came into the spotlight as the vocalist, lyricist, songwriter and art director for the award-winning, dark-classical-pop trio Beatrix Players, with the release of their album Magnified in 2017. Her voice and lyrics claimed the attention of many reviewers, primarily within the Progressive Music circles.

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Amy’s vocals are beautifully performed and passionately presented without fail. The way she phrases her lyrics really feels inspired to me, as the vocal lines are expressive and put you in a state in which you can understand the lyrics better…… the lyrics are often stressed or longing for something severely human
— THE PROGRESSIVE MIND
Pointed, memorable lyrics.
— MUSIKREVIEWS - GERMANY
But Amy’s singing, though sometimes uncannily soundalike, stops short of replicating or imitating the eccentric wuthering (swooping and diving) that marks Kate out, and as a result Amy’s easier to accommodate since she enables the lyrics to be heard……latent emotional power of the lyrics
— DAVID KIDMAN - FATEA MAGAZINE 

Since winning the Prog Magazine Limelight Award in September 2017, as vocalist of the Beatrix Players, Amy has supported an eclectic mix of artists such as Carl Palmer, Big Big Train and Steve Harley: winning over dedicated fans. Her emotionally-charged performances were surely behind the success of her next accomplishment - Prog Magazine Readers’ Female Vocalist of the Year 2018.

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Since then, Amy has begun to spread her musical wings, performing duets with the wonderful That Joe Payne, forming a second project in Birks&Kroon, where she has started to work with the likes of legendary guitarist, Steve Hackett & world-renowned engineer, mixer and Gold Badge Award winner Nick Wollage.

As well as all of this, she has found the time to really find her feet, homing her own style for her upcoming, self-produced, debut solo album, set for release later this year.

Her voice a vehicle for doubt and confusion, not virtuosic bombast.
— Paul Lester
 

Contact

Management

Ian Blackaby
ian@ardentmusic.co.uk

 

Birks; Kate Bush-esque vocals
— GAVIN HOBSON - PROG LIVE REVIEW
Amy’s vocals make you feel that someone has tugged your head as the lyrics and characterizations show what is happening....Amy’s vocalizations are not just brilliant, but staggering.
— EHOES AND DUST
heartbreaking in terms of the lyrics
— PROGRADAR