Amy Meredith

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Amy Meredith
Amy Meredith, 2012.jpg
Amy Meredith at The Bourne Legacy Australian premiere in August 2012.
Background information
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Pop punk, pop rock
Years active 2006–present
Labels Vector Management
Website www.amymeredith.com
Members Christian Lo Russo
Joel Chapman (2006–present)
Wade Osborn
Cameron Laing
Kosta Theodosis
Past members Matt Johnson
Elliot Hammond

Amy Meredith is an Australian pop punk band who formed in 2006, fronted by lead singer Christian Lo Russo (also on keyboard), with Joel Chapman and Cameron Laing on guitars, Wade Osborn on bass guitar and Kosta Theodosis on drums. The band have been evasive about the origin of their name, choosing to treat it as an ongoing joke with fans and the media.[1]

Music career[edit]

Amy Meredith at Melbourne's HiFi Bar

Amy Meredith was formed in 2006 by Christian Lo Russo with Joel Chapman, Cameron Laing and Wade Osborn in Sydney, Australia.[2] Drummer Kosta Theodosis joined in 2009[3] Amy Meredith released a self-titled EP in 2008, from which the track Black Eyes was used in the United States as the ident in the TV series Fringe.[4]

In 2009, having left their original label Tsubi/Ksubi, Amy Meredith signed a deal with Sony Music Australia,[5] and released their debut single Pornstar, which peaked at No. 65 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[6] In March 2010 Amy Meredith released their second single, Lying,[7] which peaked at No. 10,[8] making it their only top 10 single. Their debut album, Restless was released on 2 July 2010 and reached No. 8 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[9] In 2010, Lying was used as the station ident for the TV series Lie To Me, and Young At Heart was used for Home and Away.

In October 2011, Amy Meredith travelled to Afghanistan, where they played several shows for the Australian troops stationed there.[10]

In 2011, Amy Meredith joined popular American band Good Charlotte for the sold out Jack Daniel's series of concerts, playing in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, impressing critics.[11] Shortly afterwards the band came to the end of their deal with Sony and began work with Vector Management,[12] in a deal that was supposed see them have more creative freedom over their music and career path.[13] They released a single Pick Up Your Tricks and a video which involved fans singing the chorus of the released single.[14]

In 2013 Amy Meredith release their second album, Maps, following a crowd funding effort to raise the money to record it,[15] however the album was not a success and failed to produce any charted singles.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
AUS
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2010 Restless 8
2013 Maps

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details
2008 Amy Meredith EP

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
AUS
Certifications Album
2009 "Pornstar" 65 Restless
2010 "Lying" 10
"Young At Heart" 68
"Faded White Dress"
2011 "Pick Up Your Tricks" Maps
2012 "Fun"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2009 "Pornstar"
2010 "Lying"[19] Mark Alston
"Young At Heart"[20]
"Faded White Dress"[21] Mikey Hamer
2011 "Pick Up Your Tricks"[22]

Award Nominations[edit]

Year Type Award Result Lost To
2010 Nickelodeon Australian Kids Choice Awards 2010 Fresh Aussie Musos[23] Nominated Cody Simpson
ARIA Music Awards Breakthrough Artist (Restless)[24] Nominated Washington
ARIA Music Awards Most Popular Australian Artist (Restless)[24] Nominated Powderfinger
Channel V Australia Oz Artist Award 2010 (Restless)[25] Nominated Short Stack
2011 APRA Rock Work Of The Year (Lying)[26] Nominated Jet

References[edit]

  1. ^ auspOp - Retrieved 15 January 2012
  2. ^ What's On[dead link] - Retrieved 31 May 2011
  3. ^ AU Review - Retrieved 31 May 2011
  4. ^ YouTube - Retrieved 5 February 2011
  5. ^ What's On[dead link] - retrieved 31 May 2011
  6. ^ ARIA Chartifacts 01-February-2010 australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  7. ^ Lying - Single by Amy Meredith iTunes Store - Retrieved 30 July 2010
  8. ^ Hung Medien(2010-06-200)Amy Meredith - Lying australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  9. ^ Hung Medien (2010-07-18) Amy Meredith - Restless australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  10. ^ [1] - Retrieved 22 November 2011
  11. ^ [2] - Retrieved 17 November 2011
  12. ^ [3] - Retrieved 17 November 2011
  13. ^ [4] - Retrieved 17 November 2011
  14. ^ [5] - Retrieved 30 July 2012
  15. ^ [6] Amy Meredith New Album on Pledge Music
  16. ^ AMY MEREDITH - RESTLESS CD CD online - Retrieved 30 July 2010
  17. ^ Amy Meredith EP CD CD Universe - Retrieved 30 July 2010
  18. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/httpwww.aria.com.aupageshttpwww.aria.com.aupageshttpwww.aria.com.aupagesARIACharts-Accr2010.htm
  19. ^ Amy Meredith - Lying video[dead link] notes - Retrieved 30 July 2010
  20. ^ Amy Meredith - Young At Heart video[dead link] notes - Retrieved 3 August 2010
  21. ^ Amy Meredith - Faded White Dress video notes - Retrieved 17 December 2010
  22. ^ Amy Meredith - Pick Up Your Tricks video notes - Retrieved 18 February 2012
  23. ^ Knox, David (16 August 2010).Kids’ Choice Awards: 2010 Nominees. tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 16 August 2010
  24. ^ a b 2010 ARIA Nominations Announced Take40 Australia (mcm entertainment). Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  25. ^ V Music Oz Artist 2010 Channel V. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  26. ^ APRA Nominations Announced Faster Louder - Retrieved 1 June 2011

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