I took my cameras to Songbyrd Music House a couple nights ago to shoot Amy Allen and Griff for Parklife, and I have to relay that both acts are definitely worth checking out.
Amy already has an incredible resume, producing a No. 1 hit “Without Me” for Halsey, and collaborations with countless others including Harry Styles for “Adore You.” She was named a Top 30 Under 30 in 2020 by Forbes, and a Top Hitmaker of 2019 by Variety. And she was the opener!
Watch the official music video for “A Woman’s World” by Amy Allen on YouTube:
Griff, born Sarah Faith Griffiths, is a charmer. She’s outspoken about her challenges growing up a mixed-race kid in a fostering household, and it shows up in her music. Griff is vocal about the struggles of trying to find her place as in the culture clash of a Chinese mother and a Jamaican father. A recent sign to Warner Brothers Records, she’s already a buzz in the UK, so it was fun seeing her first show of her first US tour. Oh, and she’s 19.
Watch the official music video for “One Night” by Griff on YouTube:
Over a 12-song setlist, Griff drew six songs from her 2021 debut mixtape, One Foot in Front of the Other. She mixed one of the song’s tracks, “Heart of Gold,” with a cover of “Royals” by Lorde. And she performed another five songs, including “One Night,” from an upcoming record.
Here are some photos of Amy Allen performing at Songbyrd Music House on Jan. 25, 2022. All photos copyright and courtesy of Ben Eisendrath.
And here are some photos of Griff performing at Songbyrd on Jan. 25!