Performing artist, musician, activist & creatrix Amy Clarke is a magical songstress, skillfully blending strong vocals with powerful lyrics, mixing complex rhythms with soulful emotion, and compelling audiences to action
”love is the way”
Amy has shared stages with a diverse collection of inspired artists including ~
globally respected author, witch, teacher & activist Starhawk,
Sarah McLachlan, the Indigo Girls & The Courtyard Hounds (Lilith 2010),
Mystic Pete & Kira Kushnirova at the Big Art Church Grand Opening in LA
singer Amrita Sen opening for Poe in a Pre-Grammy Show in Hollywood,
visionary painter Amanda Sage, Temple of Visions, Earth:Arts Partnership,
her two favorite accompanist drummers: Dave Greene (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Joe Walsh, Steve Ferrone) & Voyce McGinley III
Sacred Spaces Village at Burning Man, San Diego Burning Man Decompression
Lightning Temple, Ant Farm & Flow Arts Stage at Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression
and at such festivals and communities such as SXSW, Spirit Weavers Gathering (2016), Cross Pollinate,
Reclaiming Los Angeles (2013-2016), California Witchcamp (2016), The Viper Room,
The Silver Lake Picture Show, Art:Share LA. The Cutting Room, Busboys & Poets (Artist of the Month),
The House of Blues Sunset Strip, the International Alchemy Conference, and many more.
“After the Fall is an album that only Amy Clarke could create...every one of the tracks is a bona fide masterpiece. The singer-songwriter pays tribute to strong, independent women and the men and women who love them, reinforcing the need for love, equality, and tolerance for all. And while promoting these causes, she makes music that sounds really wondrous... A dramatic piano enchantress... As a performer, she could start a revolution..." Jed Ryan, PM Entertainment/OUTMusic
A native Washingtonian, after earning a Lifetime Membership in the Mark & Bauble Dramatic Society from Georgetown University and two M&B “Genny” awards (“Best Performance in a One Act” and “Best Supporting Actress”), Amy studied at the Studio Theatre Conservatory & starred in several well-respected DC theatre productions (Studio Theatre, Second Stage, Art-O-Matic) before heading north from her hometown Silver Spring, MD. After performing some Off-Broadway shows in NYC, she suddenly emerged as a notable artist the New York underground music scene in 2004, opening as an experimental synth keyboardist & vocalist at a series of resident DJ parties in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She played extensively on the downtown circuit - solo grand piano shows, electronic synth sets, & a hybrid of both (Rose Live Music, Rockwood Music Hall, Bitter End, etc.) - then independently produced and released her debut "After The Fall" EP from her home studio in 2006 to rave reviews, notable acclaim, and a wave of touring. Amy's label MAAT Music
invokes an Egyptian goddess of truth, justice, and balance, her music has been featured on national, cable & internet TV; FM, Internet, & Sirius Satellite Radio; she has been interviewed on both TV and radio, and has performed at top national festivals, clubs, and venues including SXSW, Burning Man, Burning Man Decompression, Playhouse, The Viper Room, The House of Blues, King King, Hotel Cafe, The Black Cat, The Red & The Black, The Bitter End, & Rockwood Music Hall. Amy also played an impromptu set at Lilith 2010 & was then appointed Social Media Ambassador for the penultimate Lilith show for her hometown of Washington, DC, where she interviewed Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Butterfly Boucher, Courtyard Hounds, Lissie and more backstage at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Amy Clarke earned a Bachelor's Degree in the Science of Foreign Service from Georgetown University
(with a focus on Culture & Politics in International Affairs),
a certificate in Electronic Music Production from the SAE Institute of Technology
, and strongly believing that one should act locally while thinking globally,
she served her local community from 2012-2015 on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council as a Representative & Co-Chair of the Arts & Culture Committee,
and as elected At-Large Representative & Co-Chair of the SLNC Governing Board,
and on the Ritual Planning Committee for Reclaiming Los Angeles.
Amy released the limited single "MARY (her story)" in 2009, received her 5th ASCAP Plus award in January 2011, & released her next limited acoustic single ”We Are The Web" in time for Winter Solstice 2012.
In 2016, she released her newest single “Goddess” on Nov 7, 2016 (which was recorded on the full harvest moon) and is currently available online at “iTunes”
Prior singles, limited bootlegs, and other recordings are currently scheduled to be re-released in 2017 as part of a larger project.
While primarily a solo artist, on occasion Amy enjoys experimenting with guest musicians and artists,
occasionally producing artistic, spiritual & activist events through GAIA GROVE (www.gaiagrove.org)
and she is guiding several artist retreats in 2017.
She welcomes alliances, partnerships, support, grants, and sponsors for her vision - sustainable tours to the sing at the sacred sites of the world.
After countless underground events in Washington, DC,
then moving humble roots from a Brooklyn backyard (Williamsburg) to its current LA home (Silver Lake) & Baja outpost,
Gaia Grove is a living web of people and resources dedicated to spirituality,
living in greater harmony with nature, and sharing ideas on sustainability, equality, balance, love, and justice for all.
Gaia Grove's members include artists, musicians, DJs, entrepreneurs, photographers, writers, directors,
shamans, gardeners, activists, dancers, farmers, visionaries, teachers, poets, healers, dreamers & more.
Gaia Grove is vibrant, evolving and ripe with possibility.
Contact Amy via the links below for more information or how to help:
Amy is always interested in new opportunities.
Direct requests to:
booking @ amyclarke (dot) com
NOTABLE APPEARANCES: Opening for Starhawk at Fais Do Do (2015, 2014, 2013), Art:Share LA (2016), Silver Lake Picture Show (2013), Make Music LA 2013 (Make Music Silver Lake) in Sunset Triangle Plaza w/Dave Greene & Stonefeather, Occupy Love Film Screening at Los Globos, Rockin' Great Pumpkin Fest (opening for members of the 88, Blind Melon, the Foo Fighters, DJ Lance Rock & Lina Lecaro(LA Weekly)(2013), Pre-Grammy Drukpa Foundation Benefit w/POE, Ben Lee, Amrita Sen (Jan '10), The International Alchemy Conference/LA Convention Center (2009), Burning Man 2008/American Dream & 2010/Metropolis (Black Rock City, NV), LA Burning Man Decompression '08,'09 '10, San Diego Burning Man Decompression 2010, Downtown LA Artwalk/Temple of Visions (2/11) Los Angeles Women In Music Night (May '10), Gaia Grove/House of Blues ~ Earth Day Show (4/10), Indiegrrl/HC Festival for Change ('09 & '07), SXSW Music (Mar'08) South Park Music Tour (Jun'08 Festival Performance)
New York City: The Bitter End (repeat solo & band shows), Rockwood Music Hall (repeat solo shows), The Cutting Room, Pianos, CBGB's 313 Gallery, Marion's on the Bowery, Rose Live Music, Sidewalk Cafe, Mo Pitkins House of Satisfaction, Caffe Vivaldi, The Triad, The Duplex, P.S. 122, M Shanghai Den, BAP (Bushwick Art Project '06), Hope Lounge, outdoor concerts, and benefits for Theatres Against War International, Planned Parenthood, The FCW Society, GoGirlsMusic, Habitat for Humanity International, The Tree of Life Grove, the Amazon Conservation Team & Conservation International.
In Los Angeles, CA, (just to name a few) Amy has performed at The Hotel Cafe, King King, The Viper Room, The House of Blues (Sunset Strip), Los Globos, Fais Do Do, El Cid, Sunset Triangle Plaza (Silver Lake), Temple of Visions, Playhouse Hollywood, The Derby/Tangier (RIP), Hollywood Renaissance Hotel, The Den, The Bel Age, Genghis Cohen, M Bar Hollywood, listening rooms like Kulaks, The Talking Stick, Cafe Muse, The Verity Room, & Karma Coffeehouse (RIP), as well as LA Burning Man Decompression Festival (3 Times), Downtown LA Artwalk, screening of Occupy Love, The LA State Historical Park, Tree People's headquarters at Coldwater Canyon Park, the Methodfest Film Festival, The LA Convention Center, and in benefits for non-profits such as Tree People, Indiegrrl, Songsalive!, Direct Relief International, GINA/SWT, Code Pink For Peace & The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.
In Washington, DC: Amy has performed on the downtown underground club scene, at DC house parties, The Black Cat, The Red & The Black, All Souls Church & the National Ellipse of The White House. She has also performed at Studio Theatre, Georgetown University, Catholic University, & The National Theatre and produced a benefit concert for Americans For A Department of Peace. She has also played for the environmental non-profit Zonas Verdes de Punta Banda in Mexico, starred Off-Broadway, appeared in feature films, and has been featured and interviewed on network TV, cable TV, internet, UK radio & Sirius Satellite Radio.
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