Southampton musician Amy da Silva has won the Youth Music Best Original Track Award (Solo) sponsored by TikTok with her her track Think Twice.
She has featured on both Sounds of Southampton Vol 1 and Vol2 albums,made by SoCo Music Project, a not-for-profit music organisation that provides inclusive music-making opportunities and supports the music-making sector across Hampshire. It was setup in Southampton in 2008 and is supported by Youth Music, Arts Council England, Youth Endowment Fund and PRS Foundation.
Amy was among 12 winners announced at The Youth Music Awards, in association with Hal Leonard Europe, on 19th October 2022 at Troxy in London. Stars including Vick Hope, award winning UK rap icon Lethal Bizzle and Dréya Mac, one of Vogue UK’s Musicians To Rule 2022, were in attendance.
Amy says, “I proved everyone who thought I couldn’t do it, mainly myself, wrong, I *could* do it! Thank you to Youth Music for making each and every one of us believe, you did something really great.”
SoCo Chief Executive Matt Salvage says, “We are so pleased for Amy, a totally deserving winner of this incredible prestigious national award. Amy’s song, Think Twice, is a great song and a brilliant example of the diversity of talent in Southampton. Amy worked really hard, taking every opportunity offered to her – we’re delighted to have been part of her journey so far.’
The awards represent a diverse, inclusive and creative music industry, by platforming young people facing the biggest barriers to accessing music. Find out more about. Youth Music Blueprint for the Future.
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