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-Finalist for the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Competition 2018-
Originally from Keith in the North-East of Scotland, Amy has been gathering and writing songs over the last eight years. Read Me Write is the product of the Scottish songbird’s musical maturity and growing confidence.
A music teacher by trade, Amy’s debut release is a lesson in flawless vocal dexterity and heartfelt song writing, the result of which is a contemporary, hypnotic and soaring sound with a side of sass, funk and class.
Since making the final of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Amy has carved her name in the Scottish folk scene, touring Canada, America, Ireland and Germany. A classically trained and infinitely talented multi-instrumentalist, she has performed on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Take the Floor’, at BBC Proms in the Park and The Lotus Temple in New Dehli and played keys for Glasvegas at their BBC Quay Session.
This a young woman with plenty to say. A born storyteller and songwriter, Amy has carefully crafted a collection of mellow, uplifting folk-pop songs and effortless ballads which tell tales of love, loss, heartbreak and strength.
Recorded in late 2018, produced by Angus Lyon and mastered by Chris Waite at Gran’s House Studio, the 11-track record features a stellar line-up of seasoned Scottish musicians including Charlie Stewart, Graham Rorie, Innes Watson, John Lowrie, Phil Cunningham, Rory Matheson and Ross Ainslie, who bring a charming combination of piano, electric guitar, fiddle, double bass, mandolin and percussion to the record. The Scottish songstress is a classically trained pianist and violinist and this musical ear combines with clever and creative song writing to wonderful effect on Read Me Write.
“A born storyteller, with the ability to bring emotions to life through her songwriting”
– Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland
“Amy is clearly a very talented young lady who works extremely hard, and she has such a beautifully pure voice. She is a “breath of fresh air” and has a really great musical future ahead of her.”
– Maureen Rutherford
“A natural song writer with a cracking voice”
– Archie Fisher
“A Set of beautiful songs which gladden the heart, Amy Papiransky is a treasure waiting to be heard.”
– Liverpool Sound & Vision
“Her flawless vocals, which at times remind of Cara Dillon or Mary Black, seem to soar as if lifted by the beautiful scenery that surrounds her, weaving a pastoral fabric of dexterous and hypnotic delight.” – David Auckland
– Folk Radio
“Amy’s debut album ‘Read Me Write’ is something of an astonishing debut – the lyricism of the songs, the singing, the arrangements and the emotions explored are of a sort one would expect to hear from a much more mature artist”.
– The National
“Her ability to bring in jazzier elements and the always-noticeable north-east lilt in her singing voice make it a captivating record.”
– The International Americana Music Show, US.