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AMY LOFTUS

Amy Loftus

Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Folk, country, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards

Amy Loftus is a Chicago-born singer/songwriter, now resident in Los Angeles.

She worked as an actress in Los Angeles in the late 1990s, appearing in Days of Our Lives, HBO’s Tracey Takes On… and in the films Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and The 13th Floor. She later moved to Nashville as part of a musical duo, before going solo and beginning to tour on her own. Her first solo record Straight to Amy was produced by Will Kimbrough and released in 2005.

Loftus was named “Best New Singer/Songwriter” by Nashville Scene magazine in their October 27, 2005 “Best of Nashville” edition, and she placed third in the “Folk/Singer-Songwriter” category in the International Songwriting Competition in 2006 for the song “Work to Do” written with Will Kimbrough.

In 2011 she signed with Lakeshore Records, and in 2012 her song “Surrender” was written for the One For The Money soundtrack. She continues to tour and perform in the Los Angeles area.

Amy Loftus was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She sang in private throughout her youth, and began writing poetry around the age of six. As a child she avidly listened to musicians such as Bob Dylan, Shawn Colvin, and Joni Mitchell, and also loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. Other early influences included Annie Lenox, Stevie Wonder, Kate Bush, and Peter Gabriel.

Personal life

Loftus lives in Los Angeles with two German Shepherds. She is a yoga instructor privately and for Equinox Fitness, having been involved in yoga from a young age.

Discography

Albums

2005: Straight to Amy
2007: Better
2008: Fireworks EP
2008: Peas and Carrots EP (digital only)

Singles

2010: “Closer I Get”

Soundtracks

2012: One for the Money (track “Surrender”)

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