Editor’s Note: In Episode 5 we played the awesome song “Are You Dead or Undead”, and we loved it so much that we asked Amy to tell us a bit about her song:
I was always a big Buffy fan. One night after watching an episode, I just jumped up and started singing “Are You Dead or Undead?” It sounded like something the Scooby Gang would dance to at The Bronze.
I went downstairs to the piano, tweaked the chords and was done. I mean, what more is there to ask? ARE YOU DEAD OR ARE YOU UNDEAD? was slated to be part of a BUFFY-inspired stage production in the early 2000’s that didn’t happen. So it’s on my solo album…
Click here to buy Amy’s album (with “Are You Dead or Are You Undead”) on iTunes.
AMY ENGELHARDT has been the sole female member of Grammy-nominated vocal band without instruments, The Bobs since 1998. Her writing, arrangements and vocals are featured on The Bobs’ CDs Coaster (2000), The Best of The Bobs (2003), Rhapsody In Bob (2005), Get Your Monkey Off My Dog (2007), concert DVDs LIVE AT THE 20th CENTURY (1998), THE BOBS SING! (2001) and a recent documentary about The Bobs, SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE (2007). Amy’s solo CD, Not Gonna Be Pretty was nominated for two 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards.
Vocal credits include Jim Henson’s Animal Jam, Barbra Streisand’s Timeless concerts, Harry Shearer and Judith Owen’s Holiday Show at Walt Disney Concert Hall (LA), NPR programs West Coast Live, Mountain Stage, and E-Town, special material for Minnesota Public Radio with The Bobs and The Doctor Demento Show, Neil Young’s Living With War, and Jill Sobule’s Letting Go of God (produced by Don Was).
Her theatrical writing credits include: Lyrics: CARL SAGAN’S CONTACT and NICHOLAS NICKLEBY (World Premieres, CenterStage). Music/Lyrics: A COMEDY OF ERAS (ACT, Seattle, with the Flying Karamazov Brothers), THE SHERIFF AND THE SHARIF and THE ROAD TO URANUS (with the Flying K’s in Eugene, OR), THE NEW NORMAL (World Premiere, Los Angeles). Special Musical Material: HOLLYWOOD NURSES (Chashama, NYC), THAT SINKING FEELING (The Free Associates, Chicago), THE EGG GAME (The Present Company, NYC). Musical Director/Arranger: DRUNK WITH LOVE: A TRIBUTE TO FRANCES FAYE (World Premiere, New Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, Manhattan Area Cabaret Award Winner).
Learn more about Amy and her music at the following websites: