During Amy’s final year at the RNCM she was head hunted by internationally acclaimed trombonist Chris Barber to join his band, and in doing so became the first female musician in the history of the band. With the Big Chris Barber Band she toured throughout Europe for almost 4 years before moving on at the end of 2014 to focus on her own projects. Some highlights include a 3 day stint at Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland as the support act for Van Morrison and his band, playing on live TV in Germany and getting to perform in some of the most stunning concert halls in Europe.
As a freelance musician Amy’s performances have included concerts and tours with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band, London Swing Orchestra, Pete Long's Echoes of Ellington, Keith Nichols Blue Devils Orchestra, Sticky Wicket Orchestra, The New Squadronaires, Memphis Belle Orchestra and Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra. In the theatre Amy has played for Magic of Motown, Guys and Dolls, and several Frank Sinatra Tributes.
In 2016 Amy was handpicked to play flute as part of Grammy Award Winner Terence Blanchard’s band “The Inner City Ensemble” as part of their UK tour. In the same year she was part of a special band put together to support the incredible talent Alex Vargas, an R&B Soul singer from Los Angeles, USA during his trip to the UK.
Amy has played at top UK venues including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, the 100 Club, Royal Festival Hall, Fairfield Halls, Bridgewater Hall and St David’s Hall. Festival appearances include Gothenburg Jazz Festival, Hallevik Jazz Festival, Aarhus Jazz Festival, Ebeltoft Jazz Festival, Dresden Dixieland Festival, Silkeborg Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Cambridge International Jazz Festival, Swanage Jazz Festival, Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival, Pershore Jazz Festival, Twinwoods Festival, Bude Jazz Festival, Upton Upon Severn Jazz Festival, Bristol Jazz Festival, Ayr Jazz Festival, Abresoch Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival (Isle of White), Teignmouth Festival, as well as at classical music festivals such as Lake District Summer Music Festival, The Three Choirs Festival and Oundle Music Festival.