A classically trained pianist originally from Newfoundland, Amy King is a Music Producer and Recording Engineer who spent over two decades at the legendary Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Ontario. Amy has worked thousands of sessions – many with some of Canada’s most iconic recording artists; cultivating a highly respected reputation.
Aside from every day recording sessions, Amy has been very active in bringing awareness to the importance of music in the community, offering gratis studio time to associations such as “An Instrument for Every Child”, “Hamilton Out of the Cold”, multiple school programs, as well as providing gratis recording to complete fund-raising albums in support of "Gracenotes Debbie Clause Recording Bursary", "Hamilton Neighbour to Neighbour", and a project in support of "The Syrian Newcomers Fund".
Amy is known for her uncompromising standard and collaborative work ethic. Her approach allows artists to sound their best quickly, maximizing their creative focus while maintaining a comfortable, no-pressure environment. Amy has been a key ingredient in an array of award-winning musical projects, and is essential not only to the success of the many artists who use her skills exclusively but was also crucial to the continued success of Grant Avenue Studio.
Personal AWARDS / NOMINATIONS:
2019 Winner City of Hamilton Arts Awards (Music Category)
2018 Nominated City of Hamilton Arts Awards (Music Category)
2017 Nominated City of Hamilton Arts Awards (Music Category)
2017 Nominated YWCA Women of Distinction
2008-2015 Nominated Recording Engineer of the Year (Hamilton Music Awards)
2011 Nominated Recording Engineer of the year at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards
2005/2006/2007 Awarded Recording Engineer of the Year (Hamilton Music Awards)
1993-1999 15 Kiwanis Piano Performance awards
1999 Kiwanis Music Scholarship Recipient