“Her songs rumble with emotion.” - NY Times
Original music from Austin, TX. Ethereal vocals and catchy melodies with pop, indie rock, folk, and classical influences.
Indie Pop Genre reminiscent of Vanessa Carlton, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Ray, Kate Bush, …
Austin, TX based singer-songwriter Amy Atchley has a long history of performing in Austin and New York City since the 90’s. With four solo releases under her belt, Amy returned to the studio to record a new a collection of songs to be released in the coming months! The songs were written on piano and/or guitar which serve as the record’s backbone to support Atchley’s signature ethereal and incandescent vocals, giving the music a moody, yet irresistible vibe. Her backing band is comprised of some of Austin's premier musicians including JJ Johnson, Jon Sanchez, Kevin Carroll, Mike St. Claire, Robert Harrison, Glenn McGregor, Kyle Thompson, Chris Gebhard, Elias Haslanger, Kullen Fox, Brad Fordham ... The arrangements feature electric guitar, bass drums, backing vocals, strings and horns (Atchley contributes on piano and guitar), is versatile enough to incorporate all of Atchley’s varied influences, resulting in an infectious indie pop sound that is fronted by Amy’s wistful soprano. Amy's live performance is flexible for full band to small ensemble to solo.
Amy's music has taken her to many places with memorable experiences like playing CMJ line- up with Paul Simon and Edie Brickell, opening for Charles Neville at Jazz Fest, featured single on a MTV Network's CD compilation, being the voice of Barbie on Mattel's Barbie Girls games, working with VH1 Save the Music Foundation, and so much more.
"... infectious indie pop sound fronted by Atchley's ethereal soprano ... all originals transport listeners ..."
-Texas Music Magazine
“... the Austin singer-songwriter delivers impeccably crafted originals that fully capture her pop smarts, vocal prowess and accomplished musicianship.”
- Music News Nashville
"... laid-back ethos blasted with a summery, Barton Springs vibe … piano ballads nuanced by her delicate, controlled vox … a love provocation, swaying back and forth through a haze of guitar and key scales."
- Austin Chronicle
"Her whispered, sometimes sultry vocals are slightly evocative of Shannon Worrell, while her songs vary from piano-driven melodies ... to reverbed guitar riffs." - Austin Monthly Magazine
"Her sound is rooted in Joni Mitchell’s Laurel Canyon folk/pop/jazz, but the lyrics are personal."
- Austin Post, Michael Corcoran
"... angelic voice, infectious songs.” - Who's Buzzin' - HITS Magazine
"Her songs rumble with emotion." - NY Times