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Ms. Amy Birks
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Ms. Amy Birks releases her debut solo album All That I Am And All That I Was on April 3. The album features her recent singles Jamaica Inn and I Wish, the latter featuring Steve Hackett on guitar.

Amy has also recorded some podcasts with Prog Magazine's Jo Kendall in which she talks about each song on the new album and sheds some insight into the lyrical themes on the album.

"Another lovely experience to sit down with Jo Kendall and talk about these deeply personal songs with a few exploring the characters of the past, so thanks Jo," Amy tells Prog. "I think it's important to give some colour and perspective to the lyrical content in order to really bring out the raw subjects covered across the album, and so I hope these little snippets give you more of a sense of where these songs have come from."

Meanwhile, as with other artists, Birks has postponed all up coming live gigs, including her full band show at London's Troubadour on April 5.

All That I Am And All That I Was can be pre-ordered here.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.