Aug 5, 2022
Amie Lou Shaw is a singer-songwriter who simply compels you to listen. With her evocative, distinct voice, as described by one reviewer, her accomplished vocals will ‘mesmerise’ you. Throughout her childhood and teens, Amie performed in many shows and musicals. Having written songs since the age of 13, her vocal and song-writing style has been shaped by her earliest to present-day musical influences; some of her main influences include Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Lucie Silvas, Delta Goodrem, Celine Dion, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, and all styles of music from across a broad range of genres. Her song 'Travelling' was included in a Hollyoaks episode. Amie has also won a competition (and was personally chosen by Tat) to have her song "Simple Things" recorded by Tat Tong of T2 Productions, who has gone 60 times platinum and charted at number one in 66 countries.
After first appearing on DE 28, she’s back again with another hit single, “On My Mind”. So strap up your seatbelts, and let’s take a ride to the UK on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast.
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In this episode, we have Amie Lou Shaw discuss songwriting. She talks about her multiple songwriting processes, and James chips in some pro-advice too. She talks about teaching the flute and song analysis with her student and how that has become a positive feedback loop. We celebrate some of her latest achievements by inking a record deal with leopard music and also discuss her summer plans. Simply put, this episode was a mixture of learning and fun, all here on the dHarmic evolution. podcast
Beginners can teach you to be very clear and concise with your music- Amie
I really like the therapeutic side of music; I love helping my students write songs that can help them get through whatever they are facing-Amie
If you want to understand something better, teach it-James
You can’t rush the process of music… As an upcoming musician, the most important thing is a connection with your audience.-Amie
Songwriting gets easier when you have a strong subject; it doesn’t matter whether it is a person or place.-James
Am I using the best words, the best lyrics? Am I passing this in the clearest way possible?-Amie
When your antenna is up, you can pick up the most incredible things-James
When I was thirteen, I used to think I’ll just throw a song together, but now I’ve realized this takes real craftsmanship-Amie
Songs are timeless; it doesn’t matter when they were written, they will always have some value.-James
If there is a song in your heart, you’ve got to write it-Amie
04:01 Amie’s longtime dream fulfilled
07:01 What does Amie teach?
08:36 Amie’s teaching experiences
13:00 Breaking down a song with a vocalist
14:00 Why Amie believes music can’t be rushed
15:10 Broken Man from Amie plays
20:36 Behind Broken Man
21:56 James thought about ‘why you can’t rush the process of music.’
23:56 Amie’s approach to songwriting
28:17 Amie’s secret about eavesdropping
34:19 Another writing pro-tip from master singer-songwriter James
36:46 On my mind from Amie plays
40:10 What has been on Amie Lou’s mind?
45:00 Amie shares her summer plans
46:40 The title of Amie’s new album
47:13 Amie’s vinyl plan.
50:20 Amie inked a deal with Leopard Music
54:02 Amie’s last word
55:10 Ride On by James Kevin O’Connor plays
Amie Lou Shaw Biography 2022
“I came across She Knows Me on the BBC Introducing uploader and I’ve picked it as BBC Sussex & BBC Surrey’s BBC Introducing Track of the Day. It’ll be played at around 3.40pm on Friday.' Melita Dennett”
“Amie’s music is warm, moving, spiritual and exciting… potent tonic for the senses.” Earle Holder – Chief Mastering Engineer Hdqtrz Mastering Studios
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