It seemed like everywhere I went people were reminded of Amy Winehouse when they saw me. I was singing rock/soul not jazz/hip hop, but would get off stage and hear “you remind me of Amy Winehouse”. I even dressed up as her for a celebrity musician themed party because my sister new how to draw some of her tattoos. I sang her song You Know I'm No Good on American Idol. All this was when Amy was alive. I had no idea what was about to unfold.
After Amy Winehouse's passing on July 23rd 2011, the energy and theme of Amy in my life intensified. I’d walk into a store and hear her songs, my phone would start playing her music randomly and complete strangers kept coming up to me in bars, grocery stores or at the mall saying I reminded them of Amy. Now let me make something very clear, I believe her vocals and song writing skills make me look like an amateur and no one can convince me otherwise, but it finally hit me! I needed to explore why Amy was showing up in my life so loudly. After looking into her life story a bit more I found some interesting similarities....
After spending countless hours studying her life and music I was hooked. I already loved her music, but had no idea just how bad ass she was as a human. One night I had this overwhelming inspiration and feeling to post on Instagram paying tribute to her and her music. I had no intention of going much further. The response was incredible! A few weeks later the Dear Amy tribute project was born. I went on to develop a full on live tribute show to Amy and finally stopped ignoring the signs. Since making this decision the response and support from not only Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse, but the fans and fellow musicians around the world has been overwhelming and humbling.
Although I’m raising children, growing my marriage and working on my own music project, I will continue to share the Dear Amy project with the world. My mission is to continue perfecting the show in order to create the world's most authentic and powerful Amy Winehouse tribute show. I will continue to share this journey via live shows and social media content. I will never do anything to disrespect or reflect poorly on Amy’s legacy. It’s non negotiable! I’ll treat Amy's music with the upmost reverence, class and tact.
Amy "Frankie Jordan" McIntosh (yes, her real name is “Amy”) has been in the entertainment industry since the age of 14. She started her career as the lead singer of a Hollywood Records girl group and went on to record under Curb Records and Rock Mafia (Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez). She earned a Gold Record for her work on the Princess Diaries sound track and had a top 40 run on Season 8 of American Idol. In addition to the Dear Amy Show she is focused on raising a family and working on her new rock/pop/soul album.