Theoretical Girl

Bio Theoretical Girl

Conjured into existence 3 years ago by Southend-on-Sea siren Amy Turnnidge, Theoretical Girl has been busy making waves and leaving a trail of swooning hearts in her wake.

The spark that ignited Amy’s passion for music was finding her mum’s copy of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’, which provoked her to started writing folk songs on her dad's acoustic guitar. Through her teenage years Amy taught herself the bass guitar, piano, and pretty much any instrument she could lay her hands on whilst joining a succession of local indie bands.

Taking inspiration from such diverse sources as 60s girl groups, New York’s ESG, and even the classic twee-pop of Sarah Records, Amy relocated to London, and gigged tirelessly over the next couple of years throughout the UK and Europe.  Initially armed with just her guitar and backing tracks, and latterly with her backing band The Equations, she has built up a formidable following.

Honing her skills through a number of now highly collectable 7”s led to Amy signing with Memphis Industries. Amy spent the winter of 2008 holed up in a North London studio putting her debut album together. 'Divided' became 12 tales of sweeping pop beauty, where melancholic lyrics telling tales of unrequited love, mistakes and regrets are skilfully juxtaposed against twisting, upbeat melodies and grooves.