Amy & The Calamities is the creation of solo artist Amy Wawn, a musician and singer-songwriter from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Inspired by sounds of Son house and Howlin’ Wolf, and influenced by artists such as the White Stripes, Eddie Vedder and Ray Lamontagne, Amy’s style ranges from lively foot-stomping folk rhythms to the dirty-delicious sounds of delta blues on the slide guitar. This sound is accompanied by a dark, brooding vocal range, lilting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.
Amy is now based in Camden Town, London. In 2018 she was invited to play on The Den Stage at The Cambridge Folk Festival which headlined artists Patti Smith and First Aid Kit. She released her debut EP The Suspects in February 2018 in collaboration with exquisitely talented violinist Georgina Leach who was recently nominated as ‘Instrumentalist Of The Year 2018’ by the Americana Music Association. The album features six of her signature tracks and has been met with some great reviews. Indie Band Guru recently described it as an EP that ‘perfectly showcases a musician who has a lot to offer. With an impressive range of sound, a lyrical depth and sublime vocals, all the right boxes are ticked.’ The Suspects is available on most online stores and streaming sites.
You can also catch her regular live performances at one of London’s more intimate live music venues, the much loved and eclectic little gem that is Spiritual Bar near Chalk Farm station in Camden Town.