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Biography

Grammy nominated, Amy Wadge, is one of the UK’s most prolific contemporary songwriters.

She has accumulated numerous cuts and has co-written both for and with established and emerging artists alike, amongst them: Janelle Monáe, Keith Urban, Ben Haenow, Jamie Lawson, Birdy, Marlon Roudette, Mahalia, Jasmine Thompson, Dua Lipa, Zak Abel, Aquilo, Ms. Dynamite, Anne Marie, Shannon Saunders, Una Foden, The Shires, Lewis Watson, the list goes on.

Amy’s most notable success to date comes from her long established writing partnership with, Ed Sheeran.

Thinking Out Loud, was the third single from Ed’s second album, the triple Grammy nominated, X, (Multiply). It went to No. 1 in the UK chart in November 2014 after spending 19 weeks in the Top 40, breaking the record for the longest ever ascent to the peak position. The track went platinum later that month and returned to the No. 1 spot for a second time in December 2014. In June 2015, it became the first track ever in the history of the UK Charts to remain in the top 40 for a whole year and has subsequently become a multiplatinum selling, global hit.

In December 2015, the track was nominated for three Grammys including Best Song at the 58th Grammy Awards Ceremony, to be held on February 15, 2016.

Amy and Ed have known each other since he was seventeen. Together, they co-wrote his early EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy and a number of other songs including, Gold Rush, which featured on the deluxe edition of Ed's, multi-million selling, debut album, +, (Plus). Amy also co-wrote the track, Even My Dad Does Sometimes, on the deluxe edition of X.

Amy first came to prominence as a singer songwriter in her own right.

Having moved from her hometown of Bristol to study in Wales, she found herself at the heart of a hugely dynamic music scene, twice winning Best Female Artist at the Welsh Music Awards. The first time she did so, she won ahead of Charlotte Church and the second, ahead of Cerys Matthews!

Amy toured the length and breadth of the UK, across Europe, in the US and Down Under, releasing five solo albums, various EPs and three collaborative albums with other artists along the way. Amy continues to tour regularly.

However, since becoming a mother, Amy’s main focus has been on writing.

Discography

  • Thinking Out Loud, (Single), 2014, Ed Sheeran, Co-written, Asylum/Atlantic Records
  • Thinking Out Loud, x, 2014, Ed Sheeran, Co-written, Asylum/Atlantic Records
  • Even My Dad Does Sometimes, x, (Deluxe Edition), 2014, Ed Sheeran, Co-written, Asylum/Atlantic Records
  • Halo, Morning, 2014, Lewis Watson, Co-written, Warner
  • Sink or Swim, Morning, 2014, Lewis Watson, Co-written, Warner
  • Bodies and Beats, (Forthcoming album, Title TBA), 2014, Shannon Saunders, Co-Written, with Eg White, Caroline
  • Comfortably Alone, (Forthcoming album, Title TBA), 2014, Shannon Saunders, Co-Written, Caroline
  • Scars, (Single), 2012, Shannon Saunders, Co-written, Independent release
  • Sink or Swim, Another Four Sad Songs, (EP), 2012, Lewis Watson, Co-written, Warner
  • Once Before, Another Four Sad Songs, (EP), 2012, Lewis Watson, Co-written, Warner
  • Gold Rush, + (Deluxe Edition), 2011, Ed Sheeran, Co-written, Asylum/Atlantic Records
  • Fall, The A Team, US Release, 2011, Ed Sheeran, Co-written, Asylum/Atlantic Records
  • Cold Coffee, 2011, Ed Sheeran, (Download single), Co-written, Sheeran/Locke/Asylum/Atlantic Records
  • Songs I Wrote with Amy, (5 Track EP) 2010, Ed Sheeran, Co-written, Sheeran/Locke/Asylum/Atlantic Records
  • Open, (Ft. Ryan Ashley), Cyril Hahn, 2014, Co-Written, PMR Records

Amy’s Album Releases

  • Afterglow, Amy Wadge & Pete Riley, 2012, Co-written and performed, Amy Wadge Records
  • Rivers Apart, Amy Wadge & Pete Riley, 2011, Co-written and performed, Amy Wadge Records
  • Acoustig, Amy Wadge, 2009, Written, performed and produced, Amy Wadge Records
  • Bump, Amy Wadge, 2008, Written, performed and produced, Amy Wadge Records
  • Tougher than Love, Hummingbird, 2007, Performed and co-written, Flying Sparks Records
  • No Sudden Moves, Amy Wadge, 2006, Written and performed, Amy Wadge/Manhaton Records
  • Woj, Amy Wadge, 2004, Written and performed, Manhaton Records
  • Open, (CD sampler), Amy Wadge, 2003, Written and performed, Manhaton Records
  • The Famous Hour, Amy Wadge, 2002, Written and performed, FF Vinyl
  • Compilation albums featuring tracks written and performed by Amy Wadge Anodd dy Garu, Can i Gymru, 2006, Written and performed, Avanti Music
  • England V's Wales, Sold as Scene, 2001, Written and performed, FF Vinyl

Amy’s Single & EP Releases

  • Recovery, (EP), 2014, Written, produced and performed, Amy Wadge Records
  • Hold Me, (Download Single), 2009, Written and performed, Choice Music/Amy Wadge Records. Produced by Stan Kybert
  • SxSW 2009, (CD sampler), 2009, Written, produced and performed, Amy Wadge Records
  • A Design for Life, (Manic Street Preachers cover), 2006) performed, Amy Wadge/Manhaton Records
  • USA? We'll Wait and See…, 2005, Co-written and performed, Amy Wadge/Manhaton Records
  • USA? Oes Angen Mwy…, 2005, Co-written and performed, Amy Wadge/Manhaton Records
  • Just in Time, 2003, Written and performed, Manhaton Records
  • Saddest Eyes, 2000, Written and performed, Reality Check Recording

As Producer For Other Artists

  • Gaby Murphy
  • Delyth Mclean
  • Joe Miles
  • Jamie Willetts
  • Alex Stacey
  • Darren Nigel Evans
  • Bryony Sier
  • The Braggs
  • Ellie Jamison