Jake Amy is a Melbourne/Naarm-based multidisciplinary artist, working as pianist, composer, producer, studio engineer, teacher, record label founder and magazine editor.
Initially from regional Victoria, Jake grew up on dial-up speed LimeWire downloads. Loving and inspired by his grandmother’s late-night organ jams, Jake took to learning classical piano at age 5. His compositions received critical acclaim from some of Australia’s most well-known classical pianists, including Michael Kieran-Harvey and Hoang Pham.
From thirteen, Jake began to tour nationally and internationally with various ensembles, and had the opportunity to perform his own compositions in New York. Jake moved to Melbourne immediately after high school to complete a Bachelor of Music at Monash University. While studying, Jake co-wrote musical Ambushed with Karen Milkins-Hendry, which premiered at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival. From 2013, Jake has performed in over 30 stage musicals.
Jake has toured around Australia with funky fem hop outfit The Mamas and fiery blues artist Jesse Valach, and has played with artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Tony Moreno, Julie O'Hara and John Rees (Men At Work). Pre-COVID, Jake was playing over 250 gigs a year as an active member in over 17 bands. Jake still records and produces music for a myriad of artists, including The Mamas, Emma Volard, Bailey Judd.
This year, Jake began his own music magazine Attaboi, which aims to discuss important social/political issues within the Australian music industry context. Jake also runs a music label and production-house Wild Oats Records.