With a voice set to stun and a gift for interpretation that is second to none, Amelia Coburn spends every spare moment rifling through records and filtering the findings through her punky ukulele playing to wow audiences across the North East and increasingly beyond. Think Eva Cassidy if she had spent the whole of 1976 in CBGBs.
To categorise what she plays would be futile but her main influences range from classic, sophisticated pop/rock (David Bowie, Kate Bush, early Elton John) through to Punk, New Wave and the first wave of Indie music (The Smiths, The Jam, Blondie) but she is constantly seeking out hidden gems to drop like bombs on her audiences.
With sell out solo shows and successful songwriters clamouring to work with and for her on original material it’s an exciting time ahead.
Since being nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, Middlesbrough’s Amelia Coburn has been busy travelling the world as part of her language studies and gathering experiences that she threads through her highly lyrical and evocative original songs.
"Absolutely Genius" - Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
"The voice of the future." - Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2 Folk Show)