The music of Amie Amis is inspired by the likes of Frank Zappa and Stereolab with a touch of Serge Gainsburg, and a pinch of Björk. Starting in 2000, Amie Amis and Rick Thompson began their musical collaboration by composing humorous ditties. Over time these ditties have evolved into musical extravaganzas all while retaining their original humorous spirit. Amie Amis shows are an eclectic mixture of styles, much like your favorite iPod playlist.
Amie’s fun-loving, pixie-ish, personality is contagious as she moves around the stage shredding out on French Horn, or strumming a ukulele, when not joyously singing catchy melodies that will get stuck in your head for days at a time.
Amie Amis’ band has performed at CBGB’s, The Knitting Factory, Pianos, The Slipper Room, Spike Hill, Sugar Bar, Drom, Lit Lounge, Connolly’s Klub 45, and The National Underground just to name a few.
Amie has also lent her talents to Jay Z’s Radio City performance in 2006, was part of Kanye West’s touring band in 2007, performs regularly in Broadway pit orchestras for Wicked, and Phantom Of The Opera, and has also played with Josh Groban. With The Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Amie performed with James Galway, Diana Krall, Shirley Horn, Diane Reeves, and Christian McBride at the Hollywood Bowl. In addition, Amie can be seen playing in the orchestra in the movie August Rush. In 2002 Amie toured Beijing, China with the Miami Chamber Orchestra.