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Amy Macdonald (born 25 August 1987 in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire) is a Scottish singer/songwriter.

Her debut album, This Is The Life, was released on 30 July 2007 and has now sold over 1,500,000 copies worldwide. Her first single, "Poison Prince", was released on 7 May 2007. She has played shows at music festivals such as Glastonbury, Hyde Park, T in the Park, and V festival. Amy is signed to record company Vertigo, the same record label which hosts The Killers and Razorlight.

Macdonald started playing on-stage acoustic gigs at the age of 15. Her main influences include Travis and The Libertines. After playing several shows across mainland Europe, Macdonald plans to play at various festivals such as V Fest during the summer of 2008.

Macdonald attended Bishopbriggs High School.

She is a self taught musician and started to play her father's guitar after being inspired by Travis at the T in the Park Festival in 2000, where she heard Travis' song Turn and wanted to play it herself.

Macdonald started her trade at various pubs and coffee houses in and around Glasgow at the tender age of 15. She regularly played open mic slots at the city's Brunswick Cellars on Sauchiehall Street. She sent a demo CD away to an advert in the back of NME magazine and was signed to production company 'Melodramatic'

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Macdonald_(singer)