AUSTIN, Texas, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Back To Amy is the SXSW exhibit from celebrated photographer Charles Moriarty and producer Gabriel Gornell opening March 12-16th. Through a collection of unseen photography and daily performances, it introduces fans to a 19 year-old Amy—before she became the international icon Amy Winehouse—and prior to the release of her first album, Frank.
Charles Moriarty said, "The Amy I knew was intelligent, talented, and funny. She was only 19, but had a great sense of herself and her music. She wasn't interested in fame and she wasn't into drugs. The vision people often have is so different from the girl I knew. And this exhibit turns back the clock."
The exhibit also features daily musical performances from rising British artists like APRE, Bad Sounds, Chagall, Charlotte OC, Curse of Lono, Ferris & Sylvester, Liza Owen, Matt Maltese, Sports Team, and Warmduscher among others.
Also announced, Cambridge singer/songwriter/producer KYAN will join the exhibit every day as a special featured artist. Just last week, Complex Magazine called out KYAN's "remarkable buzz" and impressive fan list—which includes Nile Rodgers.
Producer Gabriel Gornell said, "Our lineup of emerging artists is nothing short of inspiring. These young artists are fantastic on any stage—but from an art experience like Back To Amy, we can't wait to see where they take things."
Joining Gornell are associate producers Andy Jones of the Marvelous Vintage Tea Party and Tim Harper, co-founder and director of TheTin.
The exhibit is hosted from Austin's ultra-cool bar & restaurant Holy Roller (509 Rio Grande St) which is so good that it was recently featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri. Chef Callie Speer said, "Holy Roller is delighted to host the Back To Amy exhibit. Amy Winehouse was a unique and strong woman that left us too soon and our all-woman team couldn't be more excited than to put our own rock n' roll spirit behind this celebration." And Holy Roller diners do not need a SXSW badge to enjoy the exhibit. The exhibit is open March 12-16th, from 10am to 6pm. Restaurant and bar hours extend to 10pm.
About Charles Moriarty
Originally from Dublin but based in London, Charles has worked with artists and designers including Amy Winehouse, Hercules and Love Affair, the TATE, BFC, VICE, DIESEL, KTZ, Aitor Throup, Damon Albarn, 1814 magazine, Flaunt magazine, Highsnobiety, Lee Roach, Benjamin O'Mahoney, Phoenix magazine, Natt&Dag, METRO and many more. His work was recently added to the permanent collection of the UK National Portrait Gallery.
LocoDistro is a music communications firm led by Gabriel Gornell that delivers branding, distribution, and production solutions for artists and music businesses. The LocoDistro team represents a blend of creative power, audience insight and multi-platform messaging systems across new and traditional media.
About Holy Roller
Acclaimed chef Callie Speer's Holy Roller is inspired by the spirit of punk rock with a hint of religious kitsch. Speer (Eater Austin Best Chef 2017) and the all-female team of industry vets are putting out nostalgic food with a bit of whimsy, seven days a week. Patrons can order daily specials baked by pastry chef Britt Castro from the grab and go counter, or relax over coffee in the lounge area. And families, foodies and the bar crowds can take a seat in the pretension-free dining room.