She recently took Sunflowerfest by storm with her huge voice and already mixes with the likes of Northern Irish stalwart Michael Mormecha – a sign of good things, most will know.
This busker-turned-musical idol has heads turning at every occasion and rightly deserves the light shining upon her. Get to Know Amy Montgomery.
Where You’re From: Lisburn
Last gig you attended as a fan: Sunflowerfest. The beatboxer Reeps One was a highlight for me. That dude is a human stereo!
What are you listening to right now: Led Zeppelin, Vernon Jane (Dublin), Harry Nilsson, Soulwax, Rufus Coates and The Blackened Trees (Dublin), lots of bamboo flutes.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less: as crazy as my curls!
Musician you’d like to collaborate with: Alanis Morissette.
Favourite venue: The Mandela Hall was pretty special. But its subject to change. Every venue will have a different energy in the room, but its really what you bring to it on the night that makes it memorable.
What is your most valued material possession? My mum’s wedding ring.
Musician you’d love to be stuck in an elevator with? Bjork perhaps..or maybe Dave Grohl? This question is difficult!
Song you wish you’d written: Jump Into The Fire by Harry Nilsson, or Somethings Got a Hold on Me, Etta James.
Last thing I do before going on stage: Breathing techniques (inhale for 4, hold for 4, out for 4) helps me to stay grounded. And then face paint!!
What’s next for you: Whelans, Dublin on 11th August.
Amy Montgomery will play at Whelans in Dublin on 11th August 2018. For more details, click here.