The fearless and passionate Los Angeles transplant has staked her place in the Northwest music scene. A vivid combination of sharp and deep songwriting and story telling, connection with the wide net of local musicians, and a compassionate connect to cause, makes Amber impossible to ignore.
It’s Amber Sweeney’s Life, Love, and Doing
Robert Parish and Rebecca Webb welcomed Amber into the studio. A huge treat that includes a Halloween song and lots of great conversation about the value of going to see live shows; what it does for fans and what it does for the artist.
From LA to the Northwest
Home now is the more rural side of life, in Battle ground, Washington. But for this very thoughtful soul/rock singer, songwriter, as Amber describes her self, it is just what was needed. That and a very deep and connected and caring community of likeminded artists, working at their craft. Not easy! We pretty much feel you have to renew your vows every day to keep it going. Like anything.
Amber Sweeney is an accomplished soul/rock singer, songwriter, and recording artist who recently signed with Seattle based record label, London Tone Music, to release a single as part of their 52×52: A Year In Your Ear project. Her single “Lone Sailor,” produced by Geoff Ott, was digitally released on September 1, 2014, and reached the #4 spot on the iTunes blues charts.
In 2013, Amber released two E.P.s: The Starting Line (April 16) and Christmas Time (November 28). Both were released worldwide through CD Baby and are available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Pandora Radio and more.
Upon release of The Starting Line, Antimusic said, “In an age of auto-tuned so-called singers, a truly gifted singer like roots rocker Amber Sweeney is a breath of much needed fresh air.”
Music from her album The Starting Line has been featured on Kink FM’s Homegrown Spotlight, KUMZ FM’s Local Roots radio, and KZME’s Sunday Sessions.
Amber’s voice, musical talent, and songwriting have also been featured in two CW television series: One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected (Flying Machine, Girl In The Moon, Quicksand, Maybe, Stars, Feel This – written by Jonathan Jackson of Enation) while one half of the duo known as Everly. Her voice has also been featured in Stephen King’s film adaptation of Riding The Bullet, while bass player and back up singer for the rock band Enation. She can also be heard on another northwest band’s album, The Alleged Album by One From Many (Tears We Cry Alone and Shape Of Your Heart).
Amber has been privileged to play at a variety of venues over the years, including: Maryhill Winery (Goldendale, WA), Bossanova Ballroom (Portland, OR), Genghis Cohen’s (Los Angeles, CA), The Corn Palace (Mitchell, SD), The Whiskey A Go-Go (Los Angeles, CA), The Troubador (Los Angeles, CA) The Rutledge – Tin Pan South (Nashville, TN), Moulton Falls Winery (Yacolt, WA) to name a few. She is known for being engaging and truly entertaining during her live performances.
Along with recording and performing, Amber has also launched a production company called In The Rounds Productions, is a member of ASCAP, and is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, better known as the Grammys.
Amber is also an advocate to end human trafficking, by supporting Not For Sale (www.notforsalecampaign.org) and Shared Hope International (www.sharedhope.org). She uses her song Leap (from The Starting Line E.P) to help open the dialogue about these issues and discuss how others can get involved.