Hello! I’m a singer-songwriter based in Weymouth, Dorset, and specialising in folk, alt-country and indie music. I perform solo as ‘Amy Hopwood’ singing and playing guitar-style baritone ukulele, or in a duo as ‘Amy and the Raven’, where I am accompanied by Tobias Raven on guitar and bass.
I launched my first album ‘More or Less’ in May 2017, and it’s received some lovely reviews (HERE) and radio play on a number of stations including Blues and Roots Radio, Forest FM and AIR 107.2.
I’m often described as having a particularly ‘pure’ voice, which creates a curious contrast with the darker subject matter of the songs I’m drawn to! In a typical set you can expect original songs and modern arrangements of old folk songs about feisty women, dastardly murders, shipwrecks, love, lust, and the sea; and covers of brilliant songs by people like Nick Cave, Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Elliott Smith, Billy Bragg and Leon Rosselson.
I’m always pleased to have the opportunity to do pure folk sets and/or to tailor gigs to the occasion, the audience or a particular theme, and have recently performed special sets such as ‘Songs of the Sea’ (for Waterfest 2016 and the Pommery Seafood Festival 2017) and ‘Love, lust, heartbreak… and murder!’… ideal for Valentine’s Day 😉 You can find a list of up-coming gigs HERE.