Amy Shark can usually be found writing and recording in her little house on the Gold Coast. With a passion for film, music and a slight obsession with sharks, Amy is best described as the creatively complex girl next door, who puts her entire heart on record.
But today, Amy signed a worldwide record deal with Sony Music Entertainment and Wonderlick Entertainment in Sydney.
Right before she hits up triple j’s Like A Version tomorrow morning.
2016 has been huge for Amy with her recent single Adore spending all of one night out in the big wide world before being added to triple j’s rotation, and her song Golden Fleece making the finals in three categories at the Gold Coast Music Awards and taking out Pop Song of the Year at the Queensland Music Awards.
Talk about epicness.
We couldn’t reach Amy on the phone this afternoon, what with her new found fame and all, but we did speak with her just two weeks ago.
“I wasn’t trying to be tricky, or clever I basically just told a story about what I felt once before with someone,” she told us about her latest single Adore which has amassed a whopping 860,000 streams on Spotify.
“It’s been a monster of a year and I honestly didn’t expect any of it,” Amy told Blank GC. “It’s just a beautiful thing when you do something you love and then you get rewarded for it.”
“I gave up caring about a lot of industry stuff a while ago and never attended anything, but now I feel like there are a lot more new friendly faces in the Brissy and Gold Coast music scene and those people have really nurtured all the new upcoming bands and artists, they have sucked me back in, LOL.”
It seems that 2016 is the year that dreams came true for Amy.
“I recently got an email from Nick Shymansky who was the first guy to manage Amy Winehouse, he wrote – ‘I’ve been listening to your music and I love it’ I screamed really loud when that happened.”
And what’s next for Amy?
“A lot of tours, festivals, shows, more music and I really want to fix my shower door, it’s really hard to open and close so I’m going to be looking into that ASAP!”
Amy has had more than just grassroots support for her music. In 2015-16 she also received support from Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund which helped make her debut EP Sweats and Shivers a reality.
Nice work Amy.