Hailing from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath in Ireland, Amy Quirke started out as a drummer in local band, Dillion and the Deadbeats in 2010. Gigging at every opportunity across the length and breadth of Ireland, not only cemented her reputation as a multi-instrumentalist but also sowed the seeds for her own solo material.
Taking leave of the stage to focus on writing, Amy moved to London and then Melbourne, Australia. Combining the energy of both cities with her own real life experiences, she has developed her own brand of honest song writing both on solo and collaborative levels, and after a stint in Los Angeles, California, Skywriter was born.
Taking centre stage for the first time, intent on delivering her own brand of hard pop, Skywriter released her debut single The Simple Method in the summer of 2016. Taking a break from working with Shane MacGowan amongst others, The Aftermath’s Mick and Johnny Cronin welcomed Skywriter to Live Transmission Studios in Ireland to record her self titled debut EP.
Amy collaborated with some of Ireland's finest musicians including Dec Murphy of The Blizzards on drums to produce her long awaited debut EP.
Skywriter's eagerly awaited second single Dirty Face is due for release in Autumn 2017 with live tour dates throughout Ireland and the UK to be announced.
Debut single The Simple Method is available through Spotify and itunes.
Photographer: Mark Bennett