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Amy Sky

Singer/songwriter, author

Singer-songwriter Amy Sky burst onto the Canadian music scene in 1996, with her debut recording, Cool Rain. Best known for songs such as, "I Will Take Care of You" and "Do You Dance," Amy has become one of the most recognizable voices on the radio. She is also beloved for her musical adaptation of award-winning writer Maya Angelou's poem, "Phenomenal Woman." Amy is a master communicator, whose "soaring voice ...fills the theatre with musical interpretations so moving it is not only heard but felt by the audience." -- Oakville Daily News

Classically trained with a music theory and composition degree from the University of Toronto, Amy has focused on writing for both herself and others. She has penned songs for international recording stars such as, Anne Murray, Belinda Carlisle, Heart, Cyndi Lauper, Reba McEntire, Diana Ross, Sheena Easton and Roch Voisine. Since 2005, she has branched into producing for others, including four CD's produced and co-written for Olivia Newton-John which received rave reviews from Billboard magazine. Amy has worked with many stellar guests artists in collaboration with Newton-John, including Patti Labelle, Michael McDonald, Jon Secada, David Foster, Barry Manilow, Sir Cliff Richard, and Jim Brickman.

As both writer and performer, Amy has been nominated for Juno, Socan, East Coast, West Coast Canadian Independent Music and American Song writing awards. The themes of family, spirituality, and relationships, highlight Amy's interest in and commitment to personal growth. Amy also commits much of her time to various causes, including championing artist's rights, for which she was awarded the first ever CRIA Applause award.

Her interest in and research into these areas has led to a natural evolution to the role of spokesperson for women's health issues. In addition to her role as host of Rogers TV parenting series The Baby Hour, Amy has spoken out extensively on her own experience with post-partum depression. In 2006, she was awarded the CAMH Courage to Come Back award, and in 2009, she was honoured with the Mood Disorders Association Hero/Inspiration Award, for her commitment to helping remove the stigma from mental health issues. More information on Amy Sky can be found at www.speakers.ca/sky_amy.html

Why I Love Restorative Yoga: No Pain, All Gain

I'm one of those people who goes to yoga class and keeps sneaking peeks at the clock to see how many minutes left until I can lie in corpse pose, and just breathe and relax. It's not that I don't enjoy other kinds of yoga, but it hurts! Enter restorative yoga.
08/11/2011 01:11 EDT

How to Stop Complaining and Start Complimenting

Who doesn't love compliments? When they are genuine, they have the power to transform your mood instantly. On the other hand, we have complaints. Hearing even a few negative words can be a major buzzkill. Can you imagine a world where no one complained?
07/06/2011 07:51 EDT

My Dad's Legacy: A Work Ethic and Tenacity

They say that death ends the person, but not the relationship. Though I of course think of him on Father's Day, with every passing year, I continue to learn more about my Dad, by learning more about myself.
06/17/2011 03:19 EDT