Dale Davis – musical director/bass
As Amy’s musical director and bass player throughout her career Dale also became one of her most trusted musical collaborators and friend. He is a hugely in demand UK session musicians who has also toured and recorded with Tina Turner, Mark Ronson,Norman Cook and Paul Young.
‘Amy was amazing. She had such a big heart and if she liked you, you’d feel it, she’d give you everything. Her’s is such an important musical legacy and through ‘Forever Amy’ we aim to keep it alive throughout the world’
Hawi Gondwe – guitar
Between 2007 – 2011 Hawi was Amy’s guitarist. From her memorable set at Glastonbury in 2008 ,full band shows throughout Europe and South America to intimate acoustic performances around the world. He has also performed and recorded with: George Michael, Gnarls Barkley, Corinne Bailey-Rae and Sinead O’Connor.
‘Amy was inspired by the best jazz and soul music and through that developed a compelling style of her own. She had a sharp wit but was always courteous,humble and warm. Forever Amy’ let’s us celebrate Amy’s hugely important place in music history’
Nathan Allen – drums
One of the most musical,sensitive and groovy soul drummers in the UK, Nathan was just 21 years old when he joined Amy’s band. Since then he has gone on to work with Tom Jones, Faith Evans, Natasha Bedingfield and many more.
‘Performing or recording with Amy was simply as good as it gets. We’re all looking forward to re-imagining her live shows again as part of ‘Forever Amy’
First call trumpet supremo, Henry Collins, a firmly established artist in his own right on the UK jazz scene, has graced stages internationally with such artists as Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Michael Bublé and Noel Gallagher.
Jim Hunt – saxophone/flute
Musical prodigy Jim Hunt’s career has taken in an extraordinary breadth of artists. As arranger, saxophonist and horn section leader he has toured and recorded with Primal Scream, Richard Ashcroft,Paloma Faith and Noel Gallagher to name a few. Amy’s horn section was a key part of her sound and having the best in the business leading it was essential.
Bronte Shande – vocals
Hailing from Bristol, the city home to so many groundbreaking British music artists, Bronte Shande is at the forefront of a new wave of stunning young UK singers. Her roots and style sit firmly in the music of the great contemporary female vocalists, from Amy Winehouse, of course, to Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Esperanza Spalding.
’She is the closest to Amy in attitude, sound and vocal ability of anyone I’ve heard and she delivers Amys’ songs in such an incredibly authentic way. We’re so excited to have her join us’ – Dale Davis (Amy MD)