Amy Mayson is an artist from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The Calamities are the collective.

Amy writes music inspired by the sounds of her home, by the Celtic songs her mother would play when she was young, and by a strong dose of the blues, finding inspiration in artists like Howlin’ Wolf, The White Stripes and Ray Lamontagne. Her sound is marked by foot-stomping folk rhythms,  the dirty-delicious sounds of delta blues on the slide guitar, accompanied by a dark, brooding vocal range, lilting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.

The Calamities are a long story.

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Performance dates 2018

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Listener 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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