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DOUG HEFFERNAN - Guitar/Vocals STEVE GILES - bass/vocals DAN NELLES - drums TONY GRAY - guitar
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About the Artist
“She’s able to joke between songs and make her fans feel like they’re having a beer with her on a Saturday afternoon, then flip the switch and immerse herself in the depths of somber tune” – Rock City News
Alberta raised artist Amy Heffernan never doubted music is what she was born to do. From the moment she saw the music video for the No Doubt song Just A Girl Amy said “That’s it – that’s what I want to do!”
Starting out as a drummer, touring Canada and the US with Juno nominated artist Janelle for two years, Amy then packed her gear and left her oil city home, Fort McMurray, AB, and headed south to Los Angeles to team up with her older brother, Doug Heffernan. Doug is an accomplished singer/songwriter who saw radio success in 1996 with the group 3 Penny Needle.
While in Los Angeles, Amy attended the Musicians Institute Recording Artist Program winning the “Best Project Award” and began writing and recording her self-titled EP with her brother Doug, and good friend Steve Giles. After her debut release Amy returned to her Northern Alberta home to share what she learned with her home town fans and family. After playing over 100 shows in six months including her so called “Johnny Cash Prison Tour” (playing to countless Northern Alberta work camps) Amy decided to move back to sunny California to begin writing her first full length album.
“My debut EP is my baby, but its way too serious” explains Amy. “I can be serious, but not ALL the time”. Amy immersed herself in the Los Angeles music scene, going to as many clubs to watch as many different acts as she could. Steering away from the typical singer/songwriter artists, she drew inspiration from acts such as Lady Gaga, Robyn and Juliet and The Romantiques.
In early 2009, Amy along with her brother Doug and writing partner Steve began work on the full length album “Being Awesome” which is now available on iTunes. The album features everything from the radio-friendly party anthem “Being Awesome”, through the love song “I Do”, and a Lady Gaga cover “Just Dance”. It goes on to expose Amy’s soul with the rip-your-heart-out break up song “The Word”.
Amy is currently living in Alberta and has appeared with such acts as Trooper and the Road Hammers. Take a listen. Before the end of the night you might find yourself just a drink away from Being Awesome.
Check out video's of Amy http://www.youtube.com/amyheffernanmusic
National Post - CMW 2010 Q&A
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