Gave this a view last evening and enjoyed the stripped down sound of Amy Winehouse’s material as well as the interview conducted with her in which she details her influences growing up and current artists she liked (Jazz Jamaica being one of them!) among other things. Certainly worth an hour of your time to take in this special performance.
Back in 2006 on a stormy December night, Amy Winehouse flew to the remote, south-western corner of Ireland to perform for Other Voices, an Irish TV music series filmed in Dingle every winter. Amy took to the stage of Saint James’s church, capacity 85, and wowed the small, packed crowd with an acoustic set of songs from Back to Black.
After leaving the stage, Amy spoke about her music and influences – Mahalia Jackson, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles and the Shangri-Las to name a few. BBC Arena joined forces with Other Voices and went to Dingle to catch up with some of the people that Amy met on that day, including taxi driver Paddy Kennedy, her bass player Dale Davis and Rev. Mairt Hanley of the Other Voices church.
This film showcases not only Amy herself, but the musical geniuses that inspired her to forge her own Jazz-Pop style.