her voice a vehicle for doubt and confusion, not virtuosic bombast. The violin bolsters her poignant assertions
— Paul Lester
 
 

BIO

Amy Birks; English, lead vocalist and writer for the award-winning, dark-classical-pop trio Beatrix Players, joins forces with classically trained, Swedish violinist & orchestrator, Maria Kroon. With influences ranging from Max Richter, David Arnold & Dario Marianelli, to Natalie Merchant, Kate Bush, The Brontë Sisters & Christina Rossetti; expect songwriting to meet contemporary classical, chamber-prog.

Their debut single "I Wish", featuring Steve Hackett on guitar and engineer, mixer and producer, Nick Wollage who's back catalogue includes ‘Atonement’ which won an Oscar for best original score and since then more recent film and TV score projects include, Kingsman 1 and 2, Sherlock (TV series), Jason Bourne, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Wonder Woman, Paddington 2, Captain America: Civil War & Lady In The Van, is set for release in Spring 2019 with a full album to follow in the Autumn.

 
Amy’s vocals are beautifully performed and passionately presented without fail. The way she phrases her lyrics really feels inspired to me, as the vocal lines are expressive and put you in a state in which you can understand the lyrics better…

… the lyrics are often stressed or longing for something severely human
— THE PROGRESSIVE MIND
Pointed, memorable lyrics.
— MUSIKREVIEWS - GERMANY
But Amy’s singing, though sometimes uncannily soundalike, stops short of replicating or imitating the eccentric wuthering (swooping and diving) that marks Kate out, and as a result Amy’s easier to accommodate since she enables the lyrics to be heard…

…latent emotional power of the lyrics
— DAVID KIDMAN - FATEA MAGAZINE
Birks; Kate Bush-esque vocals
— GAVIN HOBSON - PROG LIVE REVIEW
Amy’s vocals make you feel that someone has tugged your head as the lyrics and characterizations show what is happening....Amy’s vocalizations are not just brilliant, but staggering
— EHOES AND DUST
heartbreaking in terms of the lyrics
— PROGRADAR