The Amplified Acoustic Band is a rootsy new band with blues, folk and soul influences and a sound as unique as their line-up. There is quite simply no other band like them in the Czech Republic.Based in Prague, they are fronted by acclaimed English songwriter, singer and outstanding guitar player Jamie Marshall, who is joined by three very experienced and exceptional musicians, all well known on the Czech live music and studio scenes.
Delivering an eclectic mix of Jamie's original songs and their signature arrangements of a broad range of covers, the band's distinctive sound comes not just from the voices of their two lead singers: Jamie himself and Svatka Hlávková Štepánková (who also plays double bass), but also from their all acoustic instrumentation. Hook them up to a PA system and they can rock the house too ... just like they did at the BluesAlive festival in Sumperk in 2014.
The Band have regular club gigs and open-air concerts within the Czech Republic and abroad (London, Dresden etc.) and in late 2014, released their first 6-song-EP, consisting of a mix of original material and some carefully chosen covers.
The Amplified Acoustic Band are a one-off. Charismatic, individual, musically divergent and distinguished by their world class vocals and instrumental excellence, they have an unparalleled ability to plug right into an audience and lead them on a magical musical journey.
Jamie was playing for more than twenty years on a London scene, where he worked with stars such as Don McLean, The Blues Band, Paul Young and Los Pacaminos, the frontman of the band Squeeze Glenn Tillbrook and British blues legend Long John Baldry. The tour with McLean was concluded by live version of "American Pie" song in EMI Abbey Road Studios for BBC television programme "Ten best pop songs".He regularly plays on festivals, clubs and tv programmes in The Czech Republic where he currently lives. He has co-worked with stars such as Vlasta Redl, Slávek Janoušek or Vera Martinová, with whom he has recorded a few CDs and is a member of her backing band.
Jamie Marshall (g, voc)
Svatka Štepánková (d.d., voc)
Radek Hlávka (g)
Martin Petrásek (cajon, perc.)