Amy Macdonald

Born 25 August 1987.
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Amy Macdonald - Tom Morton interview and session

Amy Macdonald plays live on the Tom Morton Show.

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Amy Macdonald (born 25 August 1987 in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist.

Macdonald released her debut album This Is the Life in 2007. The singles Mr Rock & Roll and "This Is the Life" from it were chart hits. The latter charted at number one in six countries, while reaching the top ten in another eleven countries including the United Kingdom. The album reached number one in four European countries: the United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands and Switzerland and sold three million copies worldwide.

Moderate success in the American music market followed in 2008. She was a guest on shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where she performed two singles from the album, and This Is the Life reached ninety-two on the Billboard 200.

"Don't Tell Me That It's Over" was released in March 2010 as the lead single from Macdonald's second studio album, A Curious Thing, which was released on 8 March 2010. Five singles have since been released from A Curious Thing. Amy MacDonald is one of a number of artists including Paloma Faith who appeared with Ray Davies in his 2010 album See My Friends, singing with him on a cover of The Kinks 60's hit Dead End Street.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Life in a Beautiful Light

    Life in a Beautiful Light 2012

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Macdonald’s a fine songwriter, but her performances lack a singular, standout appeal.
  2. Review of A Curious Thing

    A Curious Thing 2010

    Reviewed by Paul Lester
    Scottish songbird follows up stratospherically successful debut.
  3. Review of This Is The Life

    This Is The Life 2007

    Reviewed by Elle J Small
    The 19-year old displays talent beyond her years...
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