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If her debut EP and subsequent full length were a budding courtship with her listeners, then “Eight Belles” may be considered moving in together. There is a sudden intimacy with Seeley’s songs, her “belles”, which continue to rush audiences to emotional engagement. This is truth-telling with a piano and a voice and a heart on a sleeve.
Amy describes her personal evolution as pianist to songwriter, from childhood explorations to young adult obsession, as being tied “with an invisible string.” This thread can be traced back, from her current home in Portland, Oregon across Canadian borders, where her career as an artist grew wings in Calgary and Edmonton, all the way to rural Montana, where the prodigious piano player set out on her journey.
Amy’s First release “Call It Life” (2005) is a wrestling match with adulthood, the diary of a young woman spilled out into Live songs. This gem of an EP was written and recorded while in Calgary, followed by “The Trees Are Glad You’re Back” (Shameless Records Canada, 2006), an appropriately winterish album born in Edmonton after touring Europe & traversing across North America.
Her newest creation, Eight Belles, has truly raised the bar with the people that matter most, weaving her string of chords & words from her heart to the heart of her fans; beautifully crafted stories with her signature poetry, melodies, heart-on-her-sleeve realism and siren’s voice.