AMZY is a fresh alternative rock band from Denver, Colorado bringing unique sounds to life. While AMZY might be new to the music scene, AMZY front-man, Brennan Johnson, and guitarist, Sean Grant, have been collaborating and experimenting with music since they were young.
The duo met in 2005 when Brennan’s family moved to Denver, Colorado from Melbourne, Australia. Their passion for music and creativity fueled their early music experimentation into different music genres.
From the beginnings of Brennan and Sean’s music experimentation in “The Shed,” to their involvement in the music outreach charity, 1LiquidHouse, to nighttime jam sessions with friends, to taking time to explore their individual music interests, their music style and talent has continued to grow and evolve.
“We have found that music gives us the ability to capture a specific moment in time, the emotions that we feel as we feel them, the lessons that we learn while we are learning them. We all have albums or songs that capture an emotion or event we experience in certain stages of our lives and when you hear that song years later, you feel all of those emotions flood through again. The goal in our music is to engage your emotions and take you for a ride."
The two have remained friends throughout the years and continued to explore their own musical interests. In 2008, Sean moved to Los Angeles, California after to pursue his love of music full time while attending the Musicians Institute of Hollywood. The two eventually reunited in 2011 and collaborated on various projects before creating AMZY in 2013.
“As we developed into AMZY, we realized that staying in an exclusive genre doesn’t symbolize the freedom we have in finding our identity. Our music has an ever-evolving living breathing soul that finds life and inspiration in the stories surrounding us. AMZY is the outcome of a lot of experimentation between our styles,” says lead singer Brennan Johnson, “we always start on two sides of influence and work to build a bridge to something we like.”
AMZY won the KTCL Channel 93.3 Demo Derby Finale in June 2014 and their first song Time to Change debuted on the radio on June 27th, 2014. The band has announced they will be playing upcoming shows such as "Christmas in July" at the Paramount on July 25, 2014 and are quickly booking additional shows throughout the rest of the year.
The band is set to release an EP later this summer featuring their two singles “5 Minutes to Midnight” and “Time to Change,” which encompass themes of hope and personal struggle the band has experienced in their lives.
“We wrote 5 minutes to midnight as a monument to the youthful mindset that we often abandon when we become adults,” said Sean and Brennan, “there’s always a happy ending in the back of your mind that allows you to enjoy your current place in life, but at some point the reality of the situation kicks in and you suddenly feel overwhelmed and unable to move."
"‘Time to Change’ marks the moment of realization that you need to get out of the darkness and start making the vision in the back of your mind become a reality.”
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