Brooklyn born Amy Coleman began her love affair with music when she first heard The Beatles and Billie Holiday. Soon after she got hooked on Aretha, Otis Redding, Tina, turner,Sly and the Family Stone, Bertolt Brecht and Edith Piaf. These artists are prime inspirations and the roots to Amy's eclectic vocal style. Amy first honed her skills as a vocalist and band leader at the late great New York City blues haunt, Dan Lynch. There she formed The Flamin' Amy Band and was lead vocalist in the all women's group, Sweet Potata. The band recorded Soul Kiss, a CD of mostly original songs produced by Grammy award winning guitarist, Andy Bassford. Her next recording Flame On! a collection of blues covers and originals featured her longtime Flamin' Amy band mates; Andy Bassford, bassist - Leroy Guy and drummer,- Donna Kelly. These musicians can also be heard kicking it on Goodbye New York. Coleman has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe and has shared the stage with Richie Havens, Lucky Peterson, Peter Frampton and Buster Poindexter. Ms. Coleman often performs in Italy with the band, Texaco Jive; a group of talented young men from Cosenza, Calabria. Her latest CD, Goodbye New York is available at Cdbaby.com
As an actress Amy originated the role of Vicki in the off- Broadway critically acclaimed show The Last Session. She played Janis Joplin in the Vilage Gate production of Beehive and is a founding member of The New Yiddish Rep. She's toured with the downtown troupe The Hot Peaches and has worked at the well known New York theaters, La Mama and Theater for The New City.