Bio

AMY HALL is a drummer based in Raleigh, NC. Born and raised in the Midwest, she has been fascinated by drums since she was a child. Though she grew up also playing piano and flute, drums were her first love. "I can't remember NOT loving the drums," she says. After years of improvising, she got her first real drum set at age 12 and formed her first band at age 18, immediately gigging every weekend. With over 30 years behind the drums, she has played in rock, pop, and modern country cover bands, original bands, worship bands, and tribute bands.

Her drumming has been described as impeccable, solid, "like a human metronome," "like a freight train," and monstrous. She has experience in the recording studio and can be heard on various recordings, including songs by Multiples and North Carolina legends, Stratocruiser. Amy has appeared in DRUMHEAD Magazine, TOM TOM Magazine (a magazine dedicated to female drummers), KICKS! Entertainment Guide, and on the television shows North Carolina Weekend and New Hampshire Chronicle, and has opened for national acts, including Mother's Finest, Nantucket, and The Connells. She has toured the East Coast, playing such prestigious venues as House of Blues, The Fillmore, Carrington Pavilion, Jannus Live, Rams Head, The Ritz, Cone Denim Entertainment Center, MadLife Stage & Studios, The Orange Peel, Cat's Cradle, Lincoln Theatre, and Ziggy's, as well as festivals and casinos from New York to Florida.

In demand, Amy is currently playing in a few bands. Since its inception in 2010, Amy played a key role in Heart Brigade - The USA's #1 Tribute to Heart/Led Zeppelin, leading them to the top-tier of tribute bands and helping to earn them the title of "Best Tribute Band" in the 2014 Go Live Awards. As the bandleader, owner, and "Heart historian," Amy kept the focus on re-creating an authentic Heart concert experience, including iconic Led Zeppelin classics, in a way that truly honored the music and members of Heart. Her drumming has been heavily influenced by Michael Derosier of Heart, and she even owns one of his snare drums he used with the band.

Amy also plays with Bad Inc. - The #1 Bad Company/Paul Rodgers Tribute, comprised of some of North Carolina's most accomplished musicians; country-rock recording artist Johnny Orr Band (with Grammy-nominated Ricky Keen on dobro). Johnny has had several original songs land on Music Row and Billboard charts, has opened for Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, etc., and appeared on Fox & Friends. Amy also does freelance recording with several original projects, including indie pop-rockers The Butterscotch Parade and Arrow Beach. She is the studio drummer for Hondo Creek Recording Studios, designed by Wes Lachot.

Amy resides in Raleigh, NC and is available for gigs, projects, and sessions. Contact Amy and read what people are saying about her.

Amy proudly endorses Los Cabos Drumsticks, Drumdots, Wrist Grips, plays Ludwig Drums and Paiste Cymbals, and uses DreamEarz custom IEMs.

 

"Praise Him with clashing cymbals!" ~ Ps.150:5

News

  • Get a discount on Rich Sticks drumsticks!
    Saturday, December 31 2016

    Drummers! Order from Rich Sticks online and use the coupon code RSREFERRAL10 at checkout, fill in "Amy Hall" in the Special Instructions box, and you'll get 10% off 12 pairs or more of custom drumsticks, plus anything else you purchase. You can use this code ONE TIME ONLY, so stock up!

     

    If you've already used your 10% off code, you can still enter coupon code RSREFERRAL5 at checkout, fill in Amy's name in the Special Instructions box, and you'll get 5% off a brick (12 pairs) or more!

  • Musicians, get a discount on Wrist Grips!
    Monday, October 10 2016

    Amy has partnered with WristGrips to offer musicians 10% off your order! When ordering online or by phone, just enter the code AmyDrums-10 for your 10% discount.

     

    WristGrips can help prevent and eliminate chronic wrist pain by supporting wrists, correcting playing form, and increasing blood flow/oxygen to affected areas, while allowing wrists and hands 100% of their natural movement.

     

     

  • Amy interviewed by Heart of the Beats
    Friday, February 12 2016

    Amy was interviewed by Heart of the Beats, a drumming blog. You can read the interview here. Many thanks to JJ for the special invitation!

  • Amy is now a Los Cabos Drumsticks endorser!
    Thursday, December 14 2017

     

    Amy is very excited to be an official Los Cabos Drumsticks endorsing artist. Having been with Rich Sticks for over 4 years until their recent closing, it was important to find the right stick company to begin a new year. "What I found with Los Cabos is not only an excellent product that withstands some heavy hitting through a unique offering of white and red hickory, but also a family-run company that is passionate about making the tools we need as drummers. That is very important to me. Los Cabos is Canada's largest drumstick manufacturer for a reason, and I'm honored to be on board."

     

    Amy uses the Los Cabos 5A Intense model, as well as the 77A for lighter applications.

     

  • Arrow Beach releases self-titled album 8/25/17
    Friday, July 07 2017

    Arrow Beach will release the much-anticipated self-titled album on August 25, 2017. Go to Amy's "Music" tab to hear an album medley, then pre-order your copy on Amazon, iTunes, or at www.arrowbeachrocks.com

     

    Arrow Beach is..."Deliciously corrosive glam rock teeming with super catchy melodies and edgy lyrics that refuse to leave your cranium. This is grade A sonic fruit ripe for the pickin'…”
    - KEN SHARP, Rock and roll biographer for Cheap Trick, KISS, Elvis, etc.

     

    "John Ensslin and Mike Nicholson have separately produced some of North Carolina's coolest and quirkiest rock and roll, so it's about time they started making original music together in Arrow Beach. Mike was born to rock with his delightfully unpredictable stage antics and arena-sized guitar sound, splitting the difference between Rick Nielsen and Brian May. John was born to art rock with a vocal arsenal and quirky persona that cobbles together pieces of Bowie, Iggy, Peter Murphy, and Hedwig to create something you've never quite heard before. Backed by the punchy rhythm section of Amy Hall on drums and Tray Batson on bass, they create a glorious hybrid of glam rock, power pop, shoegaze, jangle pop, and blistering hard rock."
    - EDDIE HUFFMAN, Greensboro News Record

     

    Arrow Beach is:

    John Ensslin - vocals

    Mike Nicholson - guitar

    Amy Hall - drums

    Tray Batson - bass guitar

     

  • Musicians, get a discount on Wrist Grips!
    Wednesday, July 05 2017

    Amy has partnered with WristGrips to offer musicians 10% off your order! When ordering online or by phone, just enter the code AmyDrums-10 for your 10% discount.

     

    WristGrips can help prevent and eliminate chronic wrist pain by supporting wrists, correcting playing form, and increasing blood flow/oxygen to affected areas, while allowing wrists and hands 100% of their natural movement.

Shows

  • 10

    Jan

    2016

    The Pour House, Raleigh, NC

    with The Butterscotch Parade

    04:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Jan

    2016

    The Garage, Winston-Salem, NC

    with The Butterscotch Parade

    09:00:00 PM

  • 28

    Mar

    2016

    Recording Session

    12:00:00 PM

  • 08

    Apr

    2016

    Amos' Southend, Charlotte, NC

    with Siren Radio

    08:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Apr

    2016

    Recording Session

    12:00:00 PM

  • 06

    May

    2016

    Woody's, Cary, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:30:00 AM

  • 31

    May

    2016

    Recording Session

    07:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Jun

    2016

    Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Jun

    2016

    Cleveland Draft House, Clayton, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 09

    Jul

    2016

    Mac's, Cary, NC

    with Siren Radio

    09:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Jul

    2016

    Jam on the Dan, Danville, VA

    with Bad Inc.

    05:00:00 PM

  • 06

    Aug

    2016

    Cleveland Draft House, Garner, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Aug

    2016

    Main St. Square, Holly Springs, NC

    with Johnny Orr Band

    05:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Sep

    2016

    Cone Denim Entertainment Center, Greensboro, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    08:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 24

    Sep

    2016

    Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, Raleigh, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    01:30:00 PM

  • 25

    Sep

    2016

    Carrboro Music Festival, Carrboro, NC

    with Arrow Beach

    04:00:00 PM

  • 06

    Oct

    2016

    The Station, Carrboro, NC

    with Arrow Beach

    08:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Oct

    2016

    The Kraken, Chapel Hill, NC

    with Arrow Beach

    09:00:00 PM

  • 22

    Oct

    2016

    Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, NC

    with Johnny Orr Band

    07:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Nov

    2016

    Southland Ballroom, Raleigh, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Dec

    2016

    Bones Friendship Store, Apex, NC

    with Uncovered

    09:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Dec

    2016

    Corner Tavern & Grill, Cary

    with Uncovered  

    08:00:00 PM

  • 31

    Dec

    2016

    Cleveland Draft House, Garner, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    09:30:00 PM

  • 07

    Jan

    2017

    Recording Session

    12:00:00 PM

  • 14

    Jan

    2017

    Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 28

    Jan

    2017

    Real McCoy's, Wake Forest, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    09:30:00 PM

  • 04

    Feb

    2017

    Bombshell Brewery, Holly Springs, NC

    with Uncovered  

    08:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Feb

    2017

    The Pinhook, Durham, NC

    with Arrow Beach

    09:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Feb

    2017

    Sylvia Theater, York, SC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Mar

    2017

    Cleveland Draft House, Clayton, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    09:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Mar

    2017

    Bones Friendship Store, Apex, NC

    with Uncovered

    09:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Mar

    2017

    Corporate Event

    08:30:00 PM

  • 18

    Mar

    2017

    Korner Pocket, Raleigh, NC

    with Uncovered  

    09:00:00 PM

  • 31

    Mar

    2017

    Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC

    with Arrow Beach/The Connells  

    08:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Apr

    2017

    Bones Friendship Store, Apex, NC

    with Uncovered

    09:00:00 PM

  • 22

    Apr

    2017

    SBB, Murrells Inlet, SC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Apr

    2017

    Corner Tavern & Grill, Cary, NC

    with Uncovered

    09:00:00 PM

  • 13

    May

    2017

    Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Murrells Inlet, SC

    05:30:00 PM

  • 20

    May

    2017

    Chicago Drum Show, Chicago, IL

    Amy will be at the Chicago Drum Show with a sample of Rich Sticks. Stop by if you'd like more information.

    12:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 17

    Jun

    2017

    Private Event

    with Johnny Orr

    09:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Jun

    2017

    Blueberry Music Festival, Bunn, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    04:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Jun

    2017

    The Corner, Cary, NC

    with Uncovered

    09:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Jul

    2017

    MadLife Stage & Studios, Woodstock, GA

    with Bad Inc.

    07:30:00 PM

  • 14

    Jul

    2017

    Locked & Loaded, Garner, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Jul

    2017

    Sylvia Theater, York, SC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 05

    Aug

    2017

    Bombshell Brewery, Holly Springs, NC

    with BLU

    08:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Aug

    2017

    Test Pattern, Winston-Salem, NC

    with Arrow Beach  

    09:00:00 PM

  • 09

    Sep

    2017

    Schooly's, Sanford, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 22

    Sep

    2017

    Hickory Tavern, Holly Springs, NC

    09:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Sep

    2017

    Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, Raleigh, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    03:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Sep

    2017

    Carrboro Music Festival, Carrboro, NC

    with Arrow Beach

    07:00:00 PM

  • 30

    Sep

    2017

    The Station, Carrboro, NC

    with Arrow Beach

    09:00:00 PM

  • 07

    Oct

    2017

    Cleveland Draft House, Garner, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    09:00:00 PM

  • 13

    Oct

    2017

    The Kraken, Chapel Hill, NC

    with Arrow Beach

    09:00:00 PM

  • 28

    Oct

    2017

    Private Event

    with Bad Inc.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Nov

    2017

    Hickory Tavern, Holly Springs, NC

    09:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Nov

    2017

    Port City Ribfest, Carolina Beach, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    02:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Nov

    2017

    The Corner, Cary, NC

    with Uncovered

    09:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Dec

    2017

    Recording Session

    12:00:00 AM

  • 16

    Dec

    2017

    Hickory Tavern, Holly Springs, NC

    with Gypsy Rose

    09:00:00 PM

  • 22

    Dec

    2017

    Recording Session

    05:00:00 PM

  • 31

    Dec

    2017

    Cleveland Draft House, Garner, NC

    with Johnny Orr Band

    09:30:00 PM

  • 27

    May

    2018

    Freedom Balloon Fest, Fuquay-Varina, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    08:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Jun

    2018

    Backwoods Bash, Kerr Lake, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    08:00:00 PM

  • 09

    Jun

    2018

    Twin City Ribfest, Winston-Salem, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:30:00 PM

  • 22

    Jun

    2018

    Cleveland Draft House, Clayton, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    08:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Jun

    2018

    Blueberry Music Fest, Bunn, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    03:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Jun

    2018

    The Pour House, Raleigh, NC

    with Arrow Beach

    01:00:00 PM

  • 30

    Jun

    2018

    Locked and Loaded, Garner, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    09:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Jul

    2018

    Langtree Live Concert Series, Mooresville, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    07:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Jul

    2018

    The Ritz, Raleigh, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    08:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 28

    Jul

    2018

    Paradise Park Ribfest, Cowansville, PA

    with Bad Inc.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 07

    Sep

    2018

    Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Sep

    2018

    Apex Music Festival, Apex, NC

    with Johnny Orr on the Chamber Stage

    06:00:00 PM

  • 28

    Sep

    2018

    Cleveland Draft House, Garner, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    08:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Jan

    2018

    Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Feb

    2018

    Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC

    with Arrow Beach Uni/Starbenders

    09:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 24

    Feb

    2018

    Locked and Loaded, Garner, NC

    with Johnny Orr

    09:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Mar

    2018

    White Street BBQ Experience, Wake Forest, NC

    11:00am - 12:30pm with Johnny Orr

    11:00:00 AM

  • 16

    Mar

    2018

    The Kraken, Chapel Hill, NC

    with Arrow Beach

    09:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Mar

    2018

    Bombshell Brewery, Holly Springs, NC

    with Gypsy Rose

    09:00:00 PM

  • 08

    Apr

    2018

    Recording Session

    03:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Apr

    2018

    Children's Drum Clinic, Cary, NC

    Amy will teach the different pieces of a drum set, demonstrate how to play quarter/eighth/sixteenth notes, and talk about the important role women played using hand percussion/timbrel to lead worship and celebrations in biblical times.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 05

    May

    2018

    DJ's Restaurant & Sky Lounge, Salisbury, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 11

    May

    2018

    Fayetteville After Five, Fayetteville, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    05:45:00 PM

  • 12

    May

    2018

    Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro, NC

    with Bad Inc.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 19

    May

    2018

    Chicago Drum Show, Chicago, IL

    12:00:00 PM

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