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Portrait of Amy Heffernan

Amy Heffernan

About Amy Heffernan

Calgary, Canada

“She’s able to joke between songs and make her fans feel like they’re having a beer with her on a Saturday afternoon, then flip the switch and immerse herself in the depths of somber tune” – Rock City News

Alberta raised artist Amy Heffernan never doubted music is what she was born to do. From the moment she saw the music video for the No Doubt song Just A Girl Amy said “That’s it - that’s what I want to do!” Years later, she is living out her childhood dream.

In early 2009, Amy along with her brother Doug and writing partner Steve began work on the brand new CD – her second - “Being Awesome” which is now available on iTunes. The album features everything from the radio-friendly party anthem “Being Awesome”, to a love song “I Do”, a Lady Gaga cover “Just Dance” and exposes Amy’s soul with a rip-your-heart-out break up song “The Word”. The CD has earned Amy a LA Music Award Nomination and a spot on Music Connections Top 100 Unsigned Artists of 2009.

The moment Amy had waited for finally happened in the spring 2010 when the Music Industry got their first taste of this emerging singer/songwriter. Amy was invited to perform at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Ontario which caught the attention of several Label, Music and Radio officials. Her performance also corresponded with the long awaited release of her debut single “Being Awesome”. Canadian Radio responded immediately to the infectious lyrics of the song which continues to build momentum on playlists from coast-to-coast.

Take a listen. Before the end of the night you might find yourself just a drink away from Being Awesome.
Starting out as a drummer touring Canada and the US with Juno nominated artist Janelle for two years, Amy then packed her gear and left her oil city home, Fort McMurray, AB, and headed south to L.A. to team up with her older brother, Doug Heffernan. Doug is an accomplished singer/songwriter who saw radio success in 1996 with the group 3 Penny Needle.

While in Los Angeles Amy attended the Musicians Institute Recording Artist Program winning the “Best Project Award” and began writing and recording her self-titled EP with her brother, Doug and good friend Steve Giles. After her debut release Amy returned to her Northern Alberta home to share what she learned with her home town fans and family. After playing over 100 shows in six months including her so called “Johnny Cash Prison Tour” (playing to countless Northern Alberta work camps) Amy decided to move back to sunny California to begin writing her first full length album.

“My debut EP is my baby, but it’s way too serious. I can be serious, but not ALL the time”. Amy immersed herself in the music scene of L.A. going to as many clubs to watch as many different acts as she could. Steering away from the typical singer/songwriter artists, she and went to watch such acts as Lady Gaga, Robyn and Juliet and The Romantiques.

Amy currently splits her time between Alberta and Los Angeles and has appeared with such acts as Metric, Kim Mitchell, Chilliwack, Trooper and the Road Hammers.

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