Amy Winehouse prodigies release album
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 September 2015
An album to celebrate Amy Winehouse's 32nd birthday, called 'Amy's Yard - The Sessions: Volume 1', has been made by artists who have been helped by the Amy Winehouse Foundation
The Amy Winehouse Foundation has made an album to celebrate the singer's birthday.
The 'Back to Black' star would have turned 32 on September 14 and the charity set up in her name by her father Mitch Winehouse has gathered some of the young musicians that they've helped through their 'Amy's Yard' programme to contribute to the record.
Amy - who tragically died aged 27 in 2011 - was passionate about supporting troubled youngsters and Jhordan Romaine, 21, whose track 'Early Bird' opens the LP, says her legacy changed his life.
He said: "I was registered with two psychiatrists when I was 17, my mum just couldn't cope with it. So I lived on the streets.
"I've always wanted to be a musician - a producer - and the inspiration Amy's Yard gives me is just amazing. But going there is about much more than just making music.
"You get to see what a professional studio looks like and hear just how amazing a human voice can sound! You meet with lawyers and record company executives and real professionals. They're role models."
The LP was recorded in Amy's own studio and Darcus Beese, President of Island Records, says it was an honour to help create the 10-track album.
He said: "It's really gratifying to know that Amy continues to influence and inspire young people through her life and music.
"The Foundation does a fantastic job in keeping Amy's spirit alive by offering hope and opportunity to young people who are struggling in life and it's an honour for Island Records to help these emerging talents get their music heard."
'Amy's Yard - The Sessions: Volume 1' is out on September 18.