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Amy Schugar


About Amy Schugar

Globe, AZ

Before meeting up and working with Michael Schenker, Amy Schugar had been developing her skills as a songwriter, arranger, singer and guitarist. Her talent is undeniable, her energy, tenacity and never-give-up attitude have benefited many bands and collaborators in the past. Amy was a popular fixture on the LA metal scene during the metal days with her Guitar Playing skills in the band "Maiden America" that performed regularly at the now infamous Troubadour, Gazzari's and The Whisky clubs on the Sunset Strip. For the longest time, only Amy's circle of friends got to hear her music.

Then a chance meeting with Mr. Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, MSG) while attending a concert by one of her favorite artists Eric Johnson, Amy was noticed by Mr. Schenker as she was singing and playing Eric's 57-59 Stratocaster on the side of the stage. He was impressed with what he heard and saw, and the two began their songwriting collaboration. The duo recorded the album "Under Construction", featuring Schenker's soulful guitar playing and Amy's magical voice. The album can be found on Amy's Home Page (see link below) and on CD Baby. Amy was a special guest with MSG on their Fall/Winter 2003 tour, playing songs of Michaels/MSG, while showcasing Amy's guitar skills along with the Schugar/Schenker songs off of the album the two wrote together.

Since then, Amy has received many endorsement deals with Daisy Rock Guitars, Floyd Rose Tremolo Systems, D'Addario Strings, Crate Amps, Seymour Duncan, Fernandez Sustainer's and Robert Keeley Electronics and is featured in countless music trade magazines and internet webzines and was recently featured in GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE as well. Response has been amazing, and Amy continues to write songs consistent with her bluesy melodic Rock and Roll style.

Her band now resides in the Bay Area and is one of the first Female Fronted Rock Power Trios, with her doing all the Lead Guitar and Lead vocal work, while the guys do the background vocals. Much More information and Press reviews / interviews can be found on her home page below along with the album that Amy and Michael wrote together.

BIO ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND CREDITS/COURTESY TO: RICK GREENLY (Taken off of the Http://amyschugar.com website) Please feel free to Email me directly at: amy@amyschugar.com

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