Gold Coast born and bred, the musically contemplative and soulfully brooding Amy Shark can best be described as the creatively complex girl next door.The 6 time ARIA nominated artist first broke through with her track Adore which gained widespread love from triple j and commercial radio Australia-wide. The track has since gone 2x platinum, come in at #2 on triple j Hottest 100, been shortlisted for the APRA Song of the year, hit #3 on the ARIA single chart and been streamed over 25 million times on Spotify.
In April 2017 Amy’s Night Thinker EP was released, it features gold selling single Weekends, Drive You Mad and live favourite Blood Brothers. The EP has experienced huge success, peaking at #2 on the ARIA Chart, #1 on the iTunes Chart and bringing ARIA nominations including Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Video (Drive You Mad) as well as the coveted Song of the Year and Album of the Year nominations.
“Great story telling coupled with top notch production, incredibly impressive.” – Nick Findlay
Amy’s music is proving to have struck a chord with many, she has sold out two national Australian tours: The Adore Tour and The Night Thinker, appeared at key Australian festivals including Groovin the Moo, Bassinthegrass and Splendour in the Grass. Abroad she has toured with Vance Joy and Bleachers, performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden and played a string of her own headline shows in the USA, UK and Europe many of which sold out. Upcoming performances will see her perform at Laneway Festival and head back to North America and Europe for headline shows.
“The crowd was thronging, clambering, and desperate to be with Shark in the world she creates – so much so that the size of the audience far exceeded the size of the tent itself, spilling out into the [Splendour in the Grass] festival site.” – triple j
In a first for an Australian artist Amy was handpicked by Apple to be the Up Next artist for November 2017, joining previous Up Next artists Billie Eilish, Khalid, 6lack among others. The month long campaign spotlights an artist who is on the rise and features an intimate documentary, personal interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1, special performances and other exclusive content.
After a year filled with award nominations, countless sold out shows and new music on the horizon, Amy Shark has cemented herself as a mainstay in the Australian music scene and is carving out a name for herself around the world.