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Amy Jane Studt (born March 22, 1986, in London) is a British singer/songwriter/musician. March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and the largest city of England (strangely, England has no constitutional existence within the United Kingdom, and therefore cannot be said to have a capital). ...

Amy Studt
Origin Bournemouth, UK
Years active 2002-2004
Genres Rock/Pop
Labels 2002-2004: Polydor

Contents

Bournemouth is a large resort town on the south coast of England. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music from the mid 20th century which typically features a vocal melody (often with vocal harmony) that is supported by accompaniment of electric guitars, a bass guitar, and drums, often with a strong back beat. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ...

Early life

Growing up in what she regards as her hometown of Bournemouth, she started teaching herself piano, playing guitar ("very badly") and learning the oboe. There was no escape from music, as Studt’s dad is a violinist and conductor who has toured with Roy Orbison and played on films, while her mother was head of music at a school. “Music was something that was always there,” she says. “I can’t even remember getting into it. I think if you’re from a musical family, you either absolutely loathe music, or you give in and do it yourself!” Of course, she gave in, writing her first song at age 9. From there, the songs never stopped, and Studt spent most of her time working on them on her own in the music room at school and “being constantly teased about it”. Bournemouth is a large resort town on the south coast of England. ... A grand piano, with the lid up. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The oboe is a double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family. ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ...


At 13, she decided not to move on to the same strict school as all her friends, but to attend the area’s rival private school instead (Bryanston School, Dorset). “At that school you got a lot of freedom,” she smiles wryly, “and with freedom, things start getting a little bit more interesting. You didn’t have to wear a uniform, and there was a lot of free time. When you get to a place like that, you start bending a few of the rules”. Unfortunately those rules included some of the more serious ones, and Amy was subsequently asked to leave the school after being caught in posession of a banned substance. Her recent troubled history has, at least, provided plenty of lyrical inspiration. “For some reason,” she shrugs, “I just seem to have had an insane amount of experiences in a short time, so that’s why I think I needed a release. I write more now than ever, because I needed to get it out. And punish those people! Revenge is mine!”


By the time Studt was 14, she’d written 42 songs. Her dad, who regularly works in studios, suggested she come along one day and record some for fun. She gave or sold the finished CD to various friends, and by a strange twist of fate, one landed on the desk of Simon Fuller (Annie Lennox, Spice Girls, S Club 7). Simon got on the phone to Studt before the day was out. “I never wanted to be famous at all,” she says. “I genuinely just loved writing. Just like if you love tennis, you play it all the time - same with writing songs. You want to write something better, you want to say everything in one perfect song, but it never happens - so you keep writing”. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Simon Fuller Simon Fuller (born 17th May 1960) is an English record and television producer who is best known as the manager of the Spice Girls and S Club 7, as well as the creator of the Idol series, first seen as Pop Idol and over 50 other versions including... Annie Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is an Oscar, Brit, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Scottish rock musician and vocalist. ... The Spice Girls were an all-female English pop group who formed in 1994 in London. ... S Club 7 (later re-named S Club after the departure of Paul Cattermole from the band) were an English pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, who rose to fame via their own BBC television programme. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ...


False Smiles, debut

Amy's debut album cover, False Smiles (2003).
Amy's debut album cover, False Smiles (2003).

Studt released her first single, "Just a Little Girl", in July of 2002, dubbed by many as the UK's Avril Lavigne. Her debut entered the UK charts at #14 but straight after the release she seemed to disappear off the scene. “Just a Little Girl” found its way onto playlists in New York City, Los Angeles and throughout the United States. In the United States, she is generally considered a one-hit wonder, but "Just a Little Girl" still receives occasional airplay on CHR stations. Image File history File links Falsesmiles. ... Image File history File links Falsesmiles. ... False Smiles is the debut album from UK singer/songwriter/musician, Amy Studt. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Just a Little Girl is the debut single from UK singer/songwriter Amy Studt. ... Avril Ramona Lavigne (born September 27, 1984) is a Juno Award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, model, and occasional actress. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... UK 45 rpm single for Mickey (1982) by one-hit wonder Toni Basil CD single of the Baha Mens Who Let the Dogs Out? In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist generally known for only one hit single. ... CHR is a Habbo Hotel AU fansite with a online streaming radio station. ...


Almost 11 months later, however, Studt returned to the UK music scene in June 2003 with her follow-up to "Just A Little Girl", her second single "Misfit". In the song Amy slates those who conform to the general stereotypes of teenage life - the in-crowd - calling them superficial but saying that it's fine because she is happy to be a misfit. "Misfit" received regular videoplay and more regular airplay than her debut, which helped her improve on it, reaching #6 in the UK chart. Alongside the chart success of Misfit was the release of Amy's debut album "False Smiles", which entered the chart at #24. Misfit is the second single from UK singer/songwriter Amy Studt. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... False Smiles is the debut album from UK singer/songwriter/musician, Amy Studt. ...


September 29th 2003 saw the release of the third cut from the album, "Under The Thumb". The song became her second Top 10 and third Top 20 single, entering at #10, which also helped push the album to a peak of #18. "False Smiles" has since been certified Gold, selling 100,000 copies in the UK and was even considered for the much coveted Mercury Music Prize shortlist. In an attempt to sell more copies of the album, "False Smiles" was re-released at the beginning of 2004 which included one new track, a cover of the Sheryl Crow classic, "All I Wanna Do". The song failed to set the charts alight at all, peaking at #21. The album re-release also failed to improve sales, missing out on the Top40 altogether. Under the Thumb is the third single of UK singer/songwriter Amy Studt. ... The Mercury Music Prize, now officially known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize, is a music award given annually for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... This entire article may contain original research or unverified claims. ... All I Wanna Do is the fourth single of UK singer/songwriter Amy Studt. ...


Latest Goings On

Subsequently, Amy was dropped from her record label Polydor after failing to sell enough records. It is rumoured, however, that Simon Fuller is in the process of re-launching Studt's career on an independent label which has worked for other solo artists such as former Spice Girls Emma Bunton. Her website, as of early 2006, is currently 'Under Construction' which is perhaps a sign that a return is on the cards. In addition, a new Amy Studt track has made its way onto the Internet via the MySpace account of music producer Guy Sigsworth, titled 'My Paper Made Man'. [1] In December 2006 she informed fans through her MySpace account that she is in the process of recording her second album, which she hopes to release soon. Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Simon Fuller Simon Fuller (born 17th May 1960) is an English record and television producer who is best known as the manager of the Spice Girls and S Club 7, as well as the creator of the Idol series, first seen as Pop Idol and over 50 other versions including... The Spice Girls were an all-female English pop group who formed in 1994 in London. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress, originally from the girl group Spice Girls, where she was known as Baby Spice for being the youngest member and often wearing baby doll dresses. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Guy Sigsworth Guy Sigsworth is an electronica producer and was member of the band Frou Frou together with U.K. singer/songwriter/producer Imogen Heap. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


Discography

Albums

Year Album UK Chart Certification
2003 "False Smiles" 18 Gold

False Smiles is the debut album from UK singer/songwriter/musician, Amy Studt. ...

Singles

Year Single Album UK Chart IRL Chart AUS Chart
2002 "Just A Little Girl" False Smiles 14 - -
2003 "Misfit" False Smiles 6 17 48 [1]
2003 "Under The Thumb" False Smiles 10 - -
2004 "All I Wanna Do" False Smiles 21 25 -

Just a Little Girl is the debut single from UK singer/songwriter Amy Studt. ... Misfit is the second single from UK singer/songwriter Amy Studt. ... Under the Thumb is the third single of UK singer/songwriter Amy Studt. ... All I Wanna Do is the fourth single of UK singer/songwriter Amy Studt. ...

References

  1. ^ Guy Sigworth Myspace account containing Amy Studt song "My Paper Made Man", accessed November 23, 2006

November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External link

  • Amy Studt Official Site

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