On stage at 12.30 - 13.05


"Amy J is a singer songwriter with significant recording and live performance experience having played in smaller venues but also larger clubs and festivals. She has a great love for all aspects of music and hopes to make a full-time career of it once she has completed her studies and her planned degree in popular music.

Although still only just 17, she has been very lucky to meet and spend time with some lovely people in the music industry such as Brian May of Queen, Mick Box of Uriah Heep, Joe Bonamassa the guitar god, Martin Turner and the rest of the guys from Wishbone Ash. These are just to name a few, and have all given Amy a lot of encouragement and inspiration. The biggest inspiration however is Chantel McGregor; a fabulous person and an unbelievable musician and songwriter and Amy feels proud and honored to class her as a friend.

It all began for Amy when she got her first toy electric guitar for her 3rd birthday, then her first real guitar at the age of 7 and she soon progressed onto electric guitar 6 months later when she started having lessons outside of school with a private guitar tutor, she will soon be taking her Grade 8 electric rock exam. Amy now has a collection approaching 20 guitars and she loves them all for different reasons. Her absolute favourites however are her Carparelli’s, as also played by Mick Box of Uriah Heep. They were the first company to endorse Amy when she was around 12 years old. She is now also endorsed by Carlsbro Amps, Braveheart Straps, V8 Amps and Thalia Capo’s, something she is very proud of!

Amy always looks forward to opportunities to get on stage and to jam fluently with other musicians. You will find her regularly taking her solo show to pubs and clubs in Derbyshire and surrounding counties where it’s currently mostly acoustic but using 6 and 12 string guitars and also ukulele. She plays songs ranging from Elvis to Metallica and Ed Sheeran so certainly doesn’t stick to any one genre!

Please see some links below that may help you to find out even more about Amy and her journey so far!


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Amy J Bannister – I Can’t Make You Love Me (Official Music Video)

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