Amity has composed, sung and performed his way out of a mental breakdown born out of lockdown, and now through his music he’s speaking up on mental health, bullying, abuse, kindness, self destruction and transgender issues.
Like many who went into the pandemic in middle school, Amity found himself unable to get back into school. But Amity came back fighting, turning his struggles into something powerful and cathartic that has been transformative for Amity and his audiences too.
Now Amity wants his music to bring as much healing to others as it brings himself, so he’s on a mission to speak up, empower others and replace judgement with empathy. Amity’s lyrically elegant work aims to inspire compassion, motivate defiance and prompt resistance in those who are being mistreated, judged or oppressed.
Amity is working with suicide prevention charities, autistic organisations and mental health charities to spread his message, while also becoming Ambassador for Autistic Inclusive Meets, and providing autistic insight and representation for service providers such as CAMHS. Meanwhile, Amity has set up his own kindness campaign, under which banner he has run numerous kindness rock painting workshops for hundreds of children in his local community and coordinated sponsored litter picks to clean up his local Heath while raising thousands of pounds for the local food bank.
Around one quarter of Amity’s performances are either mental health/autism charity fundraisers or Amity has used his show to offer a platform for mental health charities.
In July 22 and 23, Amity performed at the AIM annual autistic pride fair
In October 2022, Amity performed in a 24 hour fundraiser for CASPA
In November 2022, Amity appeared at the CASPA Charity Ball and will be back again this year
In March 2023, Amity staged and hosted a sell out charity concert at London’s music venue, the Amersham Arms, supporting two autistic organisations.
In July 2023, Amity gave a platform to suicide prevention charity, RT Projects, when he invited charity founder and spoken word artist Beano onto the stage with him for two nights at the Durham Fringe Festival.
Amity and Beano went on to BBC Radio Newcastle to talk about their shared vision for reaching those who are struggling and offering them catharsis, helping them feel seen and less alone.
Amity also wrote an article for Stamp out Stigma about his mission and went onto a podcast with Emergent Divergence to talk about his journey as an autistic musician.
Going forward, besides a packed schedule of London gigs - his music is taking off at breakneck speed - and kindness workshops, Amity will now be performing this November at mental health festival, Being Human, as well as at another show with suicide prevention charity RT Projects in Durham, at the Charity Ball for autistic charity CASPA, and again in January at London’s Signature Brew in Haggerston to perform at a suicide awareness all dayer with Aktion Music. Amity is also currently planning a collaboration with youth relationship charity, Changing Relations, who are also educating young people on the warning signs of abuse in relationships, a topic that Amity’s music often speaks out on.
And he’s having an impact. Guardian journalist Zoe Williams saw Amity performing and wrote an article about how Amity’s song Ragdoll changed her perspective on the next generation and helped her tune in to empathy. Cancer survivor Kerrie had been struggling with her scarring but Amity’s song Comet Trails inspired her so much, she decided to get comet trails tattooed on her scars. In the face of daily difficulties, Amity finds the energy and determination to continue fighting to make a difference and working to make the world a better place.