While kicking around some music videos over the weekend, I stumbled across the most incredible live performance of "I Don't Want To Talk About It" by Rod Stewart and...Amy Belle? Yeah, this unknown blew me away! And apparently Rod too, because back in 2004, he decided to showcase her, even saying at the end of the video "Watch for big things from her..." Yet still, 9 years later, I had no idea who she was.
After doing some research on her, I found out that even though she has been to the states and tried to start a career, it just hasn't panned out, as she's back to being a tavern singer and bussing tables to make $$$. A great example of how it not only takes talent, but the right timing to make it in the entertainment business. And sometimes timing is even more important than talent (see THE VOICE and AMERICAN IDOL). The paragraph below is a small sampling from a web piece on Amy Belle. Click the link at the end for me, and PLEASE watch the video. Whoever is on sax...wow...she wails!
Amy Belle, was discovered busking on the streets of Glasgow by a friend of Rod Stewart and really soon afterwards was performing with Rod on stage at a “One Night Only” show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Simply incredible. For those not familiar with U.K. terminology, Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people
SCOTS busker Amy Belle thought her life would change forever when Rod Stewart whisked her away to perform with him at the Albert Hall after spotting her singing on a Glasgow street.
But three years later Amy, now 26, is still singing for her supper in the city’s busy shopping precincts, despite being tipped as the next big thing after her appearance with Rod.
Things are not quite as bad as they appear for the budding star however, it is just that the the wheels of show business are moving slowly.
Amy said: “I am back busking and doing gigs in pubs because I need to pay the bills.
I love Amy and the first time I saw her was in the Rod Stewart DVD from Royal Prince Albert Hall. I don't understand why Rod Stewart could not get her connected with an agent/manager in the U. S. to help her with her career. She stole the show with Rod.
Saw Amy on the DVD with Rod Stewart at the Royal Albert Hall, I have played and replayed that track so many times and it rings in my head. She was sensational and deserves to be recognized for her talent. What is wrong with people? She is fabulous.
She should be singing at opening of Scotish Commonwealth games.
Could listen to her for hours , have followed her for years.
Amy you just need the good luck you deserve.
Al igual que muchos, la primera vez q escuché a Amy Belle en vivo a dúo con Rod Stewart, quedé impactada por su voz, desde entonces no he podido dejar de escuchar I don't wanna talk about it. Ella es increíble, su talento es evidente y sería justo q tuviera un lugar en el mundo de la música, merece ser reconocida. Espero pronto tener noticias de ella, su voz retumba en mi cabeza por horas después de escucharla de nuevo.
Amy Belle and rod stewert!!!
Amy has a incredible voice what a huge huge privilege to sing with such a huge person like rod stewert and they sounded awesome together we play it over and over its my 3 yr olds favourite song and she so sings all the words to it she. Adores rod and Amyand so do I.
Bussing vs. Busking
You wrote that she is bussing tables but she is actually busking. That means singing for donations. There is a difference.
From Philippines to Dubai!
I love her voice... Soulful! Love this video very much!
From Malaysia With Love
Such a great performance by Rod and Amy. Both complemented with each other very well. Hope to see more of Amy Belle in the spotlight as she has a superb and unforgettable voice. Keep on singing to the world, Amy!
I seen her singing in a video with Rod Stewart "I don't want to talk about it". Any took my breath away with her beauty and talent for singing. I have that particular video on my harddrive in my truck which I play over many times. Good luck to you Amy. I hope you catch a break soon and do what you truly love .
I believe the sax player is Candy Dulfer, and she rocks! Fred
Love your voice, amy.
I fall in love
I really fall in love
Where can I find her ???
I don't want to talk about it
Amy you have a wonderful voice and I cannot understand why you have never had a break. Your voice is better than half of the singers today. I could listen to you all day.
The best of luck
i don't wnat to talk about it
The name of the sax player is Katja Rieckermann she can really wail on the sax. there r also videos of amy bell check out on you tube didn't I say is really good one. .Also check out janna jacoby she can play the mandalin on maggie may
Amazing and I want to hear more from her.
What a natural wonderful voice. I fell in love with her voice and looks when watching her with Rod Stewart. I hope she gets a second chance as she has it all in one package.
She deserves more.
Rod Stewart should give her another boost. She is good enough to deserve it and she would enhance anything he was doing.
Amy is an amazing performer
Amy is amazing! She needs to be hooked up David Foster the music man! He will make her a huge star!! We love you Amy you're amazing and your voice is so unique and perfect! Good luck!
Nugent & Belle
A part of this actually works : http://www.nugentandbelle.com
What a voice, what a smile Amy
Yes, I found this version after hearing the song on the radio. Wow Amy - you are gorgeous and wonderful. That smile!!! I really really hope you get the break you so much deserve. Don't stop singing! Cant stop watching Amy.
Wake up talent scouts !!!
This is the next Big Thing as Rod Stewart mentioned. Really enjoy her style of singing.
Best of luck Amy.
Didn't think passionate talent like Amy Belle existed anymore. She's the real deal. Beautiful to watch them make incredible music together. Thank Rod Stewart for having the insight to bring her to us. Now gotta watch again and again.
miss amye belle
I miss you Amye , your voice was awesome singing with Rod , do not give up and keeping trying to come aboard
She havet it,,,,,, Carissma this girl, give her The right songs only.and She become a moneymascine.
Amy is great
Like so many others, i thought Amy was terrific at the Albert Hall. But the way things are...the truly talented rarely get the credit and the awards they deserve.
What a wonderful song dont want to talk about it with Rod Stewart.... Have watched video at least 100 times..
I love amy belle d best singer for me!
Amye Belle Haven
Amye. Your such a wonderful singer. Do not give up.
Rodamye or what could have been
Rod the best in the world, Always given us the best, So he would know Amye as singing
partner, even as a part timer. Would give us what we all want .Sadly in the business world
dividing up the money , always causes a split, Sadly, I cant see any other reason why we have been robbed of something dynamic as what these two could do for me and all the ones that feel as I do , Hope Rod gets read this ,
PS. I have seen the rain , You could sing it with Amye ,That would cause a storm,
Best as Always Slattie.
Obvious one night stand
The big questions should be. Why did Rod Stewart abandon Amy Belle after one performance with her. Certainly he could have helped her with her career. It is sad how sometimes famous people just use people for a short time and then throw them away. Sorry Amy Belle, you deserve better.
Amye you are so truly amazing
Fabulous voice never give up.
I so wished you sang in the USA
You have an awesome voice, beautiful,lovely! Dont ever give up.Keep on going!
I just watched the DVD last night. I had to watch it another dozen times before I could turn it off. It's amazing - and a great thing Rod did to give her a chance. Hang in there girl, you are too good not to make it. Give it one more try.