Amy Birks, releases her debut solo album All That I Am & All That I Was which is to be released on April 3rd. Winner of Best Female Vocalist in the 2018 PROG Magazine poll and former lyricist, co-composer and lead vocalist of the 2017 Prog magazine Limelight Award winners Beatrix Players, the album which contains the singles Jamaica Inn and I Wish and features guest appearances from a raft ofof luminaries including Steve Hackett, John Hackett and Caroline Lavelle is available in two physical formats.
The second single to be taken from the album, I Wish, features Steve Hackett on acoustic guitar and a lyric based on the words of Christina Rossetti – poet, activist and the subject of some of the most famous paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The digital-only single is available now for streaming and download and also as an instant gratification track for fans making digital pre-orders of the album via iTunes.
I Wish is accompanied by a video featuring Amy and a mysterious Flamenco guitarist each represented in stunning origami stop motion piece, created by Susan Raybould (Origami Om) and pushed the boundaries of traditional origami design.
Amy produced most of her solo debut herself although the single was produced by Nick Wollage who is famed for his engineering on the soundtracks to dozens of major motion pictures including “Atonement”. He also worked on Tony Banks’ “Seven (A Suite For Orchestra)”.
Pre-orders of special, limited edition All That I Am & All That I Was and vinyl formats are available now via The Merch Desk.
Formats are: Limited edition CD package in a six panel 7″ gatefold sleeve accompanied by twelve page photo book available to mail order customers and from the merch stand at shows from 5th April while stocks last.
Vinyl album in 12″ gatefold sleeve. Initial copies of both formats ordered from The Merch Desk will be signed by Amy.
The album will also be available via all the usual download and streaming services.
UK Tour Dates
Sat 7th March 2020 The Court Theatre, Tring (special guest of That Joe Payne)
Sun 5rd April 2020 The Troubadour, London (Headline full band show)
Fri 17th April 2020 The Acorn, Penzance (special guest of the John Hackett Band)
Sat 18th April 2020 The Wharf, Tavistock Penzance (special guest of the John Hackett Band)
Sat 25th April 2020 Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton (special guest of That Joe Payne)
Sat 23rd May 2020 The Met, Bury (special guest of That Joe Payne)
Sat 30th May 2020 CCA, Glasgow (special guest of That Joe Payne)
Sat 20th June 2020 Crescent Theatre, Birmingham (special guest of That Joe Payne)
Fri 20th Nov 2020 Artrix, Bromsgrove (special guest of the John Hackett Band)