Primary Instrument: Guitar
For many years, Amy Schugar has been developing her skills as a songwriter, arranger, singer and guitarist. Her talent is undeniable, and her energy, tenacity and never-give-up attitude have benefited many bands and collaborators in the past. Amy has the voice of an angel and plays the guitar like the devil! She has a tremendous sense of melody and rhythm (she can hold her own on her '67 Slingerland drum kit!), and is a skilled keyboardist as well. Amy is featured in the GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2006 ISSUE! See picture on Http://Amyschugar.com Predominatly Rock, Amy's voice is very suitable for BLUES AND JAZZ. For Female Vocalists Amy hits it!
Amy was a popular fixture on the LA metal scene during the metal days, with her band Maiden America that performed regularly at the now infamous Troubadour, Gazzari's and The Whisky clubs on the Sunset Strip. She also formed the hard rock group Sass, which performed throughout the Phoenix area attracting the attention of local Metal God Rob Halford and her friend Jeff Martin, who always supported her.
Amy had toiled away at her day job for over 14 years. A million things had changed during that time, but one thing remained constant: Everyday Amy would come home to her guitar and her pen and melt away the workday world by writing songs.
For the longest time, only Amy's circle of friends got to hear her music. Then a chance meeting with, at the time, fellow Phoenix resident Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, MSG) became the catalyst for her long overdue step into the limelight. While attending a concert by one of her favorite artists, Eric Johnson, she was noticed by Schenker singing and playing guitar on the side of the stage. He was impressed with what he heard and saw, and they began their songwriting collaboration in early 2003. The duo recorded the album Under Construction, featuring Schenker's soulful guitar playing and Amy's magical voice. Amy was a special guest with MSG on their Fall/Winter 2003 tour, showcasing some of the Schugar/Schenker songs with MSG.
Amy's boundless energy, soaring vocals and effortless guitar playing immediately captured the hearts of MSG's die hard fans! Amy exclaims, I have received hundreds of e-mails from fans wanting me back - The response has been overwhelming and I am very appreciative of all of the fans!
Since then, Amy has received endorsement deals with Daisy Rock Guitars, Floyd Rose Tremolo Systems, D'Addario Strings, Crate Amps, Seymour Duncan, Fernandez Sustainers and Robert Keeley Electronics and is featured in countless music trade magazines and internet webzines. Amy continues to write songs consistent with her bluesy melodic style.
She also keeps in contact with her fans and sells CD's through her web site. Amy signs autographs wherever she can. Everyone who meets her is impressed with her fun loving manner and schoolgirl charm. Amy is truly amazing!
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