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 2006–2013
Website www.amymeredith.com
Past members Christian Lo Russo
Joel Chapman
Wade Osborn
Cameron Laing
Kosta Theodosis
Matt Johnson
Elliot Hammond

Amy Meredith was an Australian pop band who formed in 2006, fronted by lead singer and keyboard player Christian Lo Russo, with Joel Chapman and Cameron Laing on guitars, Wade Osborn on bass guitar and a number of short-term drummers.

Music career[edit]

Amy Meredith released a self-titled EP in 2008. In 2009, having already been dropped from their label Tsubi/Ksubi,[1] Amy Meredith signed a deal with Sony Music Australia,[2] and released their debut single Pornstar, which peaked at No. 65 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[3] In March 2010, Amy Meredith released their second single, Lying,[4] which peaked at No. 10,[5] 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.[6] The album was met with negative reviews and shortly afterwards Sony terminated their deal with the band, so Amy Meredith turned to Vector Management for a distribution deal.[7]

In 2013, with no label, Amy Meredith tried to release their second album, Maps following a crowd funding effort to raise the required money,[8] however the album was not a success and failed to produce any charted singles. Since its release the band have been inactive, and their Facebook page has displayed "new album out September" since 2013.

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"[12] Mark Alston
"Young At Heart"[13]
"Faded White Dress"[14] Mikey Hamer
2011 "Pick Up Your Tricks"[15]
2013 "Wake Me Up" Alyson Rothwell

Award nominations[edit]

Year Type Award Result Lost To
2010 Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards 2010 Fresh Aussie Musos[16] Nominated Cody Simpson
ARIA Music Awards Breakthrough Artist (Restless)[17] Nominated Washington
Channel V Australia Oz Artist Award 2010 (Restless)[18] Nominated Short Stack
2011 APRA Rock Work Of The Year (Lying)[19] Nominated Jet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amy Meredith are trying again ...
  2. ^ What's On - retrieved 31 May 2011
  3. ^ ARIA Chartifacts 01-February-2010 australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  4. ^ "Lying - Single by Amy Meredith". iTunes Store. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Hung Medien (2010). "Amy Meredith - Lying". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  6. ^ Hung Medien (2010-07-18). "Amy Meredith - Restless". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  7. ^ "Amy Meredith: new international management deal, split from Sony". Archived from the original on 18 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Amy Meredith New Album on Pledge Music
  9. ^ "Amy Meredith: Restless". CD online. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Amy Meredith EP CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2014 Singles". Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  12. ^ "Amy Meredith - Lying video". Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. 
  13. ^ "Amy Meredith - Young At Heart video". Retrieved 3 August 2010. [dead link]
  14. ^ Amy Meredith - Faded White Dress video notes - Retrieved 17 December 2010
  15. ^ Amy Meredith - Pick Up Your Tricks video notes - Retrieved 18 February 2012
  16. ^ Knox, David (16 August 2010). Kids’ Choice Awards: 2010 Nominees. tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 16 August 2010
  17. ^ 2010 ARIA Nominations Announced Take40 Australia (mcm entertainment). Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  18. ^ V Music Oz Artist 2010 Archived 14 October 2012 at WebCite Channel V. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  19. ^ APRA Nominations Announced Faster Louder - Retrieved 1 June 2011

External links[edit]

Amy Meredith ffficial site