About ME

Amy & The Calamities is the creation of Amy Wawn, a singer-songwriter born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Inspired by the sounds of Son house and Howlin Wolf, and influenced by the White Stripes, Eddie Vedder and Ray Lamontagne, Amy’s style ranges from foot-stomping folk rhythms to the dirty-delicious sounds of delta blues on the slide guitar. This is accompanied by a dark, brooding vocal range, lilting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.


The ‘Calamities’ was coined by a good friend after Amy’s first open mic night in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014. It refers to the fluctuating members of the band and stems from the odd coincidences and synchronicities that life presents and to the regular antics of her friends and fans.

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Listner Reviews

  • Rafael Pesce, Spiritual Records
    “Amy has a depth that defies her age. Her intense and mesmerising guitar work is matched effortlessly with her dark and brooding vocal range.”
  • James Wilson, Writer at Indie Band Guru & My Random JukeBox
    ''Amy & The Calamities are a rare gem of true talent. With an impressive range of sound, a lyrical depth and sublime vocals, all the right boxes are ticked''
  • Gus Lebreton ~ Chief Organiser and MC at Miombo Magic
    “Amy’s electrifying sunset performance at Miombo Magic 2016 was the perfect transition from an afternoon of mellow blues, folk and soul to an evening of high-octane revelry and fun.”

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