Ed Sheeran’s hit song co-writer performs in Derbyshire

Amy Wadge at Alstonefield Village Hall on May 28.
Amy Wadge at Alstonefield Village Hall on May 28.
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Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Amy Wadge will be performing in Alstonefield this month.

Amy achieved worldwide success with double Brit award winner Ed Sheeran, co-writing his number one single Thinking Out Loud. The single sold more than six million copies in the US, three million in the UK and it was number one in 19 countries.

She won a Grammy Award for song of the year in February.

Back in 2000, Amy studied at the Royal Welsh College and Music and Drama. She twice won best female artist in the Welsh Music Awards. The first time she did so, she won ahead of Charlotte Church and the second, ahead of Cerys Matthews.

Amy has toured Europe, US and Australia, releasing five solo albums, several EPs and three collaborative albums with other artists.

Since becoming a mother in 2011, Amy’s main focus has been on song-writing, accumulating numerous cuts with artists such as Lewis Watson, Shannon Saunders, and Cyril Hahn. But her most remarkable success camefrom her long-established writing partnership with Ed Sheeran. Together, they co-wrote his early EP entitled Songs I Wrote With Amy.

For her current tour, Amy is joined by Pete Riley on guitar and vocals.

Amy and Pete perform at Alstonefield Village Hall on Saturday, May 28, at 7.30pm.

Support comes from Rodina who is based in Hollingsclough.

Tickets £12, call 01335 310322/310121, email: hopedalemusic@btinternet.com or visit the website www.wegottickets.com