AMBR is an 20-year-old contemporary singer, songwriter and musician. She is already making waves in the music industry with her uplifting and emotive vocal style and powerfully evocative Songwriting. AMBR recently appeared in The Argus in the section 'Under The Radar' to discuss some of the buzz she has currently created as well as appearing multiple times of various internet blogs and BIMM blogs.
As well as being a singer and songwriter AMBR also plays cello and piano which she started at age seven. Music has always been a love and passion for AMBR. "I believe that I was born to be a musician and whether that's being a writer, performer or cellist in an orchestra as long as I get to do what I love then I really am a winner."
AMBR has competed for England in the International Eisteddfod Competition in both the classical and musical theatre categories, reached the semi-finals of the 2016 UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year competition, performed to thousands of people at several festivals including London events such as the Old York Road Festival and Northcote Road Festival, and for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Brighton Marathon weekend - an event that attracts over 100,000 visitors.
Recently AMBR has been very busy performing at gigs. Gig venues include The Piano Works, London, The Blue Man, Brighton, The Green Door Store, Brighton, The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, The St Moritz Club, London to name a few. "It's really amazing to come from a small town where there's only one open mic night to moving to Brighton where there's opportunities to perform everywhere! I love performing and to have played some of the great venues I have is a real privilege. I've recently released various singles so it's nice to get some exposure whilst they have been coming out. At the moment I think the next step will be to release a debut EP but for now there's still a few singles to release so we'll see how those releases do and go from there."
Originally from Surrey, England, AMBR is currently studying Songwriting at BIMM, under the mentorship of industry experts. "I am very lucky that I've got the opportunity to grow and learn at BIMM as well as continue to pursue my career. Studying music at university has meant that my main priority and goal is in sight at all times and I also get the support of all my tutors for any advice I need about music and careers."
AMBR previously had a weekly radio show on Ridge Radio which she presented with co-host DJ Woolie. As well as appearing on Ridge Radio AMBR has been interviewed and performed live for Surrey Hills Radio and BBC Surrey and Sussex. Her music has been BBC Introducing The South's Track of The Day on several occasions and has been selected for BIMM's Track Of The Day numerous times also. AMBR has also performed for Balcony TV a YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers.
"As a pop artist, Megan emphasizes the importance of constant hooks through music." - Colourful Verses
"Every week we interview the hottest new acts on the local scene in our On the Radar section. This week, Tara Matthews chats to singer-songwriter AMBR" - The Argus
"'Sleeping In Your Bed' is a Soulful Melody That Kicks You in the Heart." Music Review.
"At first glance, you would expect this artist to come off with a really hardcore punk rock song, complete with yelling and screaming, but to our surprise, AMBR comes across quite the opposite in this song, with sweet vocals, that sound loving and endearing. The music also threw us for a loop. It is very modern, and not at all what we expected. This artist certainly thinks outside of the box, and it shows in her music. The song sounds like a break up to make up song. It seems to be about someone trying to reconcile with their partner, after being cheated on, and the cheater, even though they were caught, wants to make up, but the person who was cheated on has reservations about their partner’s intentions. Is it for love, or for lust? Is it worth trying to figure out? Sleeping In Your Bed is a very emotional trip, and very relevant for a large audience. Worth listening to!" - Oochie Magazine
"What I like about Megan’s music, apart from her voice, is that her lyrics are personal – she writes about things that have happened in her life, so there’s an emotional link that gives her words extra bite. But what really sets her apart from all the other thousands of wannabe pop princesses (the ones you see endlessly on Britain’s Got Talent or any of those other mind-numbing shows) is that Megan is an actual musician too. Singing is just one part of her deal, she also plays piano and the cello (how cool is that? I’m a cello fan by the way) – and, in all fairness, she doesn’t even want to be a ‘pop princess’ – she just wants to make good pop music with her own stamp on it – can’t argue with that." - Brighton Rocks 2000
"Her performance further enhanced our belief in her, so that she was invited for a live session and interview." - Surrey Hills Radio