No Cover Charge // Show: 7:30pm
Please join us as we celebrate 15 years of Vibrato. The evening’s entertainment and passed appetizers are on us.
Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by Amy Keys.
You've heard her voice on everything from the Emmy Award Winning NBC NASCAR Superbowl Commercial and the Stanley Cup Playoffs to Tarzan & Tarzan 2. Seen her singing for Coca Cola and dancing in Another 48 Hours. Amy is a very versatile and accomplished vocalist, writer, producer and actor.
Originally from Washington, DC; she started singing with groups in college while becoming a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and earning a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Her education continued with studies in voice at the Peabody Institute...also with Seth Riggs, Nolan Vanway and Gerald White...and in acting with Howard Fine and the original “Virginia Woolf” on Broadway, Ms. Uta Hagen.
The Sony/Epic Label released a solo album with Amy entitled “Lover's Intuition”. The title track appeared on the soundtrack of the movie “Tap” starring Gregory Hines.
Her first “major” tour was with Leonard Cohen and was quickly followed by a tour with the “LA All Stars”, whose members included Al McKay and Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire. Later that same year, she was offered the opportunity to perform with one of her idols...Phil Collins. Other touring credits include: Herbie Hancock, Toto, Dave Stewart, kd lang, Joe Cocker, Tears For Fears, Kevin Spacey (“Beyond the Sea” Tour), Michael Bolton, Phillip Bailey, and many more. (In May '06, she began touring with Johnny Hallyday...singing completely in French!)
Her work with Phil Collins includes, performing background and lead vocals (including duets) and creating vocal arrangements for his show/albums....One of her arrangements (composed with Brad Cole - keyboardist for Phil Collins) was used in the “First Final Farewell Tour” show and DVD and was included on Phil's “Love Songs” Collection CD. She also choreographed the Phil Collins "First Final Farewell Tour" show.
Amy has sung backgrounds for numerous artists including: Sting, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Ringo Starr, Jason Mraz, One Republic, Sam Smith, Josh Groban (for whom she both sang and created vocal arrangements), Stevie Wonder, Seal, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Chaka Khan, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, Al Green, Queen Latifah, NeYo, Heart, Gavin Degraw, Phil Vassar, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Brooks and Dunn, Sarah Mclachlan, Tina Turner, Michael McDonald, Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, Brian McKnight, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Toni Braxton, Wilson Phillips, Diana Ross, Tito Puente, Christopher Cross, Charice, and many others.
She has performed many National television theme songs including: “City of Angels”(CBS TV), “Boomtown” (NBC TV) (Emmy winning theme), “Famous Families” (PAX TV), and the theme of “Over There”- (the Stephen Bochco series) and "K- Ville". She has performed vocals and looping for and on camera in numerous commercials and films including: All voices on the “NASCAR on NBC” Superbowl Spot featuring Nick Offerman (Emmy Winner), “Anchorman 2”, “Rock Of Ages”, “Big Lots Holiday”, "Tarzan", “Tarzan 2”, “Brother Bear”, “Another 48 Hours”, “Carl’s Jr.”, “Coca Cola”, “Coors”, “Taco Bell” w/Little Richard, “Toy Story 2”,“Touched By An Angel”, “The Pretender”, “ The Profiler”, “Martial Law”, “WNBA Playoffs”and “The Fair”. And performs all voices on the new ABC Matt LaBlanc show promo.
Amy is an accomplished writer with numerous credits including the promotional themes for “The Amazing Race” (CBS TV) and “Martial Law” (CBS TV) and most recently a song for “Law and Order, CI” (which she performed for the show.) She is also writing/singing with Mitch Marlow…formerly of Filter.
Her recording credits are numerous, including performances with: Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr (performance and vocal arrangements), Toto, Keb Mo, Jessica Simpson, Dave Stewart, Neil Young, Schiller, LA Blues Alliance, kd lang, Michael McDonald, Johnny Hallyday (performance and arrangements in French), Kirk Whalum, Daryl Stuermer, Julia Fordham and many more.
Made numerous television appearances including: The Grammy Awards with both Barbara Streisand and Sam Smith with Mary J Blige, The Academy Awards with Randy Newman, The Voice, Phil Collins “Live In Paris”, VH-1 Storytellers, David Foster’s “Hitman” Specials, kd lang Live By Request, Michael Bolton Live By Request, The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Ellen, The View, New York Undercover, Rosie O'Donnell, Disney's “Hercules” Premiere, Disney's “Tarzan” Premiere, “In Living Color”. She was, along with Dorian Holly (American Idol), featured vocalist on Wayne Brady's "Don't Forget The Lyrics" with the Rickey Minor Band (the “Tonight Show”and currently the “American Idol” band).
On a project conceived and produced by Mike Post, a blues album, "What A Life", Amy recorded with a group of amazing musicians - the "Blue Lifers"… including Sonny Landreth, Keb Mo, Mike Finnegan, John “JR” Robinson, Snuffy Walden, David Morgan, Bob Glaub and Stan Behrens. The project includes one of her originals. It's available on iTunes...Please check it out!
She toured Europe as the featured vocalist with Herbie Hancock and performed with him at the Montreux Jazz Festival during a tribute to Quincy Jones and at the famed Monterey Jazz Festival. She is also a featured vocalist with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and his "Rock Fabulous Orchestra" and appears as a much-featured artist on his CD, "Dave Stewart Songbook"* (*My favorite is "Taking Chances"). Check it out on iTunes. She started '08 with a performance in Liverpool with Dave and Ringo Starr!
Amy continues to be the featured vocalist with Johnny Hallyday, singing both backgrounds, leads and duets, live as well as on recordings…Most recently recording Johnny’s new CD, “Rester Vivant”, produced by Don Was.
She is also a member of “Crown & the M.O.B.”, a group seamlessly melding rap, pop, r&b, and rock, currently making its mark in the industry. Our album recently surpassed 500,000 streams on Spotify. And the first single, “Love My People”is in maximum rotation on the top stations in the UK. The song is also featured in the promo for the new video game by XBOX, “Forza Horizon 3: Driver’s Unstruction” and was used by the Miami Heat as their “entrance” music. They are also the featured band playing live on the ESPY Awards.
In 2020, she will appear in the Kristen Wiig/Annie Mumolo film...”Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar”.
Amy served as a representative of the music community on the Governor’s Board of the National Recording Academy (Grammys) and is a member of its Advocacy Board.