Amity Dry

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Amity Dry
Birth name Amity Renae Dry
Born (1978-01-09) 9 January 1978 (age 39)
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Singing
Years active 2003–present
Labels Universal Music Australia
Website Official site

Amity Renae Dry is an Australian singer/songwriter and a reality show contestant.

Early career[edit]

At just five years of age she started studying music and piano and performing on stage. She began writing original songs when she was twelve and was accepted into a performing arts school at sixteen.

The Block[edit]

Amity got her big break after appearing on the Nine Network reality show The Block alongside her husband Phil Rankine in 2003.[1]

Four couples, including Dry and Rankine, lived in and renovated a run down apartment block. When they had finished, the apartments were auctioned off individually, and the couples got whatever money they made over the reserve price.

Dry and her husband Phil Rankine appeared on the 2013 series of The Block: All Stars and were the winners.

Music career[edit]

Through the exposure of her talents on the show, Amity gained a record contract and released the album The Lighthouse during the media promotion for the show. It debuted at number eight on the ARIA album charts.[2] The only song released as a CD single was "Start of Something New".

After taking a break from the music scene, she returned in 2005 with an independently released album True to Me.[3]

She has written a musical play entitled "Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life" in which she performs with three other women.

Personal life[edit]

Amity is married to Phil Rankine and they have two children Jamison (born on 2 April 2006)[4] and Poppy (born 3 June 2010).[5]

Her brother is Nine News reporter Joel Dry.


The Lighthouse
  • Released: 2003 (Australia)
  • Chart positions: #6 Australia[6]
  • ARIA certification: Gold (ARIA)[7]
  • Singles:
    • "The Lighthouse" (2003)
    • "Breathe You In" (2003)
    • "Start of Something New" (2003) #81 Australia[8]
True to Me
  • Released: 2005
  • Singles:
    • "Rollercoaster" (2005)
    • "Home" (2006)
    • "My Love Would Go That Far" (2006)

Other singles[edit]


  1. ^ Amity and Phil on the risk that paid off
  2. ^ "Dry High In Chart Ride", The Newcastle Herald, 6 August 2003 
  3. ^ Edmonds, Mike; Dennehy, Luke; Adams, Chloe (16 August 2005), "Songbird a block away from fame", Herald Sun 
  4. ^ Doherty, Elissa (9 April 2006), "New kid on block", Sunday Mail 
  5. ^ Leo, Jessica; Vlach, Anna; Sosolewski, Helene (4 June 2010), "A new show for Cabaret chief", The Advertiser 
  6. ^ The ARIA Report issue 710
  7. ^ ARIA accreditations Archived 25 January 2012 at WebCite
  8. ^ The ARIA Report issue 715

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