Amy Studt has packed a lifetime of experience into a 20-year career in the music business. She’s seen life from both sides of that glamorous and unpredictable world: first as a teenage pop star, then as a mature artist, and as a collaborator with some of the biggest names in the business.
And now as a songwriter for hire.
Amy’s repertoire spans the breadth of popular music. In her self-penned songs she can transform herself - and the listener - in the space of a song. Or even a single verse. It’s a special skill.
Often intensely personal and painfully intimate, her cleverly crafted lyrics brim with passion. If that sounds a bit heavy for a pop record... well yes, it’s far from frivolous. Those lyrics span the fun side and the dark side: raw and honest soul-searching confessionals in which she bares her soul.
The music is cinematic in its scope. No surprise then to learn that Amy cites movie soundtracks as a major influence - she’s just worked on the soundtrack of 2022 indie film It Is In Us All - as well as artists as diverse as Scott Walker, Mazzy Star, Nancy Sinatra and The Shangri-Las.
Growing up in a musical family, with a pianist mother and a violinist father (also a conductor) who worked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison, Amy began writing music at the age of eight, teaching herself singing, piano, guitar, and learning the oboe. By 12 years old she had already recorded her first two demo albums which would help her get signed at 14 to Polydor/Universal, Sony BMG publishing and managed by Simon Fuller (Spice Girls, Annie Lennox & Amy Winehouse).
Still in her mid-teens, she had a string of hits with her first record ‘False Smiles’ being certified gold in the UK, her highest-charting single ‘Misfit’ reaching number 6 in the UK, and ‘Just A Little Girl’ reaching number 1 on radio play in the US.
Amy released two further solo records, ‘My Paper Made Men’ in 2009 under Indie Label 19 Entertainment with singles ‘Furniture’ and ‘Chasing The Light’, followed ten years later by ‘Happiest Girl In The Universe’ in 2019. Both albums received rave reviews across the board, the latter being awarded multiple five-star ratings - and getting Rough Trade’s coveted wall of fame best sellers list.
She is currently prepping her fourth studio album between working with other artists and producers as a top-line writer all around the world. Her aim, as always: to bring out the very best in each artist and bring their vision for themselves to life. It’s what she does.
Amy Studt - collaborations:
*Eg White - (Adele, Florence And The Machine, Mary J Blige)
*Guy Chambers (Mark Ronson, Tom Jones, Rufus Wainwright)
*Guy Sigsworth (Bjork, Britney Spears, Imogen Heap)
*Cathy Denis (Britney Spears, Kylie Monogue, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Christina Aguilera)
*Louis Biancaniello ( Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, The Bodyguard, Celine Dion)
*Felix Howard (Amy Winehouse, Sugarbabes, Beverley Knight)
*Karon Poole - (Alecia’s Attic, Becky Hill)
*Henry binns (Zero 7, Sia)
*Phil Thornalley (Natalie Imbruglia, The Cure)
*Gary Barlow - (Take That)
*Toby Kidd (Hatcham Social, Tim Burgess, Cold Specks)
*Marcella Detroit (Shakespeare’s Sister, Eric Clapton)
*Jony Rockstar (Amy Winehouse, Sugarbabes, Rihanna, Dido)
To bring Amy in as a top-line writer to work with your artist or producer, get in touch via Sandy at This Much Talent. (See in ‘contact’ section)