Amy Hopwood is a singer-songwriter based in the seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset. She sings traditional folk, Americana and a bit of pop, but has in recent years branched out to write her own thoughtful, beautiful songs in a folk/acoustic style.

Amy sings in a pure, natural voice, often overlayered with harmonies, which suits the humanistic nature of her songs. The story and emotion are foremost in her mind, not acrobatic trills or pop-stylings. Depending on the needs of the song, the accompaniment may be minimal, or luscious and multi-layered, with a wide variety of instruments such as bass, banjo, harmonium and whistle.

Amy Hopwood is a singer-songwriter based in the seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset. She sings traditional folk, Americana and a bit of pop, but has in recent years branched out to write her own thoughtful, beautiful songs in a folk/acoustic style.

Amy sings in a pure, natural voice, often overlayered with harmonies, which suits the humanistic nature of her songs. The story and emotion are foremost in her mind, not acrobatic trills or pop-stylings. Depending on the needs of the song, the accompaniment may be minimal, or luscious and multi-layered, with a wide variety of instruments such as bass, banjo, harmonium and whistle.

The subject matter of her songs varies from traditional ballads (often humorous) to lovelorn angst and tales of feisty women (witches! pirates! murderers!); often with a heavy focus on the sea, and no doubt influenced by her home town on the Jurassic Coast of Britain. Her influences include Suzanne Vega, Elliott Smith, Nick Cave, Tunng and Karine Polwart.

She usually performs as a duo, with Tobias Raven on guitar and bass; but occasionally solo, accompanying herself on tenor guitar. During the summer of 2019, you’ll often find her performing as a trio, with the addition of her sister Coralie Hopwood on harmonies, whistle, fiddle and drums (not all at once!).

In May 2019, Amy launched her second album ‘All at sea’, a collection of mainly original songs about the sea and the sometimes ambivalent meanings it holds for people. So far the album is doing very well on Spotify and gig sales, and reviews will be posted on the website soon.

Amy’s debut album ‘More or less…’ (2017) was a collection of her favourite traditional folk songs, with two originals, including the title track of the same name. It received lovely reviews, radio play on both local stations and dedicated folk shows in the UK and USA, and gained her an international following on Spotify.