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The Amateurs

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer

After starting up as backing band to Robert Plants Tsunami relief campaign The Amateurs formed.

  • Released debut EP ‘Homesick’ last March with London label The Animal Farm.
  • Played Leeds Festival 2009 for Oxfam.
  • Homesick named ‘Single of the week’ on inthenews.co.uk over major label artists such as The Noisettes.
  • Homesick received an acknowledgement from Billboard for being listed in their top 500 songs of 2009.
  • Played in front of thousands of people at Birmingham’s Artsfest with Athlete and Reverend and the Makers (September 2009).
  • Played at the Exposure Music Awards after receiving 2 nominations for ‘Best Pop Song’ and ‘Best Song Overall’.
  • Reached final 5 of BBC Introducing Glastonbury Unsigned band 2009.
  • Won an all expenses paid tour of Prague with Overplay.com and also received song of the month (prizes include PR and Marketing, Artwork, Release Admin, Mastering, 1000 CD’s, 500 Band ID Cards) – yet to claim this.
  • Currently working on second EP with Gareth Parton (The Go! Team) and Dave Draper (They Fell From The Sky), due for release early 2010. Currently negotiating Management and Publishing deals.


Biog as provided for City Showcase 2010

Featuring In:

The Amateurs in Lee Jeans
Saturday 08.05.2010
City Showcase at RTTB 2010
Sunday 26.09.2010
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