Amy Billings, better known as Amy Shark has been quietly gaining momentum with her mystic blend of indie folk and pop in recent years. Hailing from the Gold Coast of Australia, Shark spent years honing her craft as a young musician, but it wasn’t until recent events that turned the singer into somewhat of an overnight phenomenon.
After taking home the prize for Pop Song of the Year at the Queensland Music Awards, Shark started to gain popularity in Australia, touring extensively. Amy was awarded a national arts grant, and began working with M-Phazes to produce her 2016 single “Adore.” Shark said that single is “a play-by-play of a night out and that feeling for someone that is really new and fresh and innocent.”
Shortly after, “Adore” went to the Top Three Spot on Australian Radio, and was voted number 2 on Triple J’s Hottest 100. Following the success of her single, Shark got to work producing her breakthrough EP Night Think, which was met with high praise upon release earlier this year. Amy visited Indie88 in the Collective Arts Black Box for a special, stripped-down performance of the “Adore”, watch and enjoy below:
Amy Shark has just been announced as the next UP NEXT artist on Apple Music. Click here to see the trailer. The UP NEXT series includes a behind the scenes look at Amy’s rise to fame, an intimate recording session, and in depth interview with Zane Lowe. Amy joins past UP NEXT artists like Khalid, Sigrid, and Billie Eilish.
Amy Shark will be performing on the Late Late Show with James Corden tonight. Catch it at 12:37 Eastern Time.
Amy Shark Tour Dates:
Sun/Feb 25, 2018 Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
Mon/Feb 26, 2018 Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
Wed/Feb 28, 2018 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
Thu/Mar 1, 2018 Edmonton, AB @ The Needle
Sat/Mar 3, 2018 Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will
Wed/Mar 7, 2018 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Thu/Mar 8, 2018 Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
Fri/Mar 9, 2018 Montreal, QC @ Lion D’Or