Amity, the breakthrough artist, is set to captivate Durham’s music enthusiasts next week with their profound, brooding, and rebellious music.
Following their success in reaching the finals of the esteemed Future Makers competition, they have secured a spot to perform at the illustrious Royal Albert Hall.
Durham Fringe audiences will have the chance to see the acclaimed singer-songwriter at Cafedral, ahead of their appearance at the world-famous venue, for three nights from Wednesday to Friday26-28 July.
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “The Hall’s story has been written by young history-makers from The Beatles to the Spice Girls to Adele, and our ambition as a charity is to build pathways for the talents of the future to take on that legacy. Future Makers will be a key stepping stone in that artist pipeline.”
Amity won the judges’ favour with their bittersweet song, “Almost Home”, which is about the sense of yearning for somebody far away. Durham audiences can hear it first at the fringe festival, as Amity will be performing it as part of their Cafedral show, “Back from the Brink”.
Amity, 16, whose music has already scooped numerous national and international competition successes, said
“It’s been a totally wild journey so far and I can’t quite believe that I’m now going to get to perform on that incredible stage. It is a massive honour and I am truly humbled to have got into the final eight”.
Amity’s no stranger to national attention having been previously featured in The Guardian newspaper where his soulful powerhouse vocals were described as “miraculous” with “dense surreal lyricism”, comparing him to Adele and Regina Spektor. Amity’s also been a finalist in Undiscovered Talent Uk Series 7 and was shortlisted in the UK’s top 30 young songwriters’ in his category this year by Song Academy’s panel of industry judges.
Amity’s empowering lyrics are imprinted by their drive for justice, inner healing, freedom and a passion for enriching lives, along the way documenting their own ongoing journey from darkness to light.
Amity will be sharing a stripped back acoustic set at Cafedral from July 26-28 offering up songs about everything from emotional abuse to long-distance love and from politics to philosophy.