INTERVIEW: Amy Yon

Brought up as witness to the nightlife of her mum’s pubs and bars from Somerset to Spain and finally Bristol, we meet Amy Yon. The 21 year old singer-songwriter’s music is riddled with anecdotes and wry humour based on the colourful characters she has met on her way. Nelipott caught up with Amy ahead of her Barn on the Farm appearance in July, to find out her inspirations and what she’s up to this year.

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For the readers that don’t know who Amy Yon is, how would you introduce yourself and your music?
Songs about characters that couldn’t be forgotten, my own little rants, travels & love all accompanied with my guitar.

Who would you say your biggest musical inspirations are?
Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Carole King, Leonard Cohen, Etta James…

Your track ‘Amy’ had recognition on BBC Introducing – when can we expect a single release?
I’m planning to release a single or EP after the summer, but I recorded a live session for BBC Introducing last week so you will be able to hear a few other songs in that session which will be played in May I believe.

If you had to pinpoint a monumental part of your career so far, which would you personally choose?
Probably my gig supporting Rhodes at The Lantern in Colston Hall. My family and friends came to support me and they’re were very special moments in the crowd. It was very emotional.

You’re playing this years Barn On The Farm, who are you most excited to be sharing the stage with?
The Staves – I absolutely love those girls and also Jake Isac and Rhodes.

Asides from your festival debuts, what’s 2015 got in store for you?
Lots of writing, drink lots of gin and tonics, record songs for post-summer release.

You can see Amy Yon at this years Barn on the Farm Festival. For more information please visit the website.

@amyyonmusic

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