It’s no surprise that music from Nashville got to Amber Kamminga from the just as rural town Grootebroek (population: 9.000). The music of Kacey Musgraves, Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift sparked big dreams for the small town girl.
Music has brought Amber to many beautiful stages in the Netherlands such as Paradiso, De Vorstin, Patronaat, Sugarfactory and to national radioshows such as 3FM and Radio1. Supporting acts like Darlyn (NL), Molly Burch (US) and Emil Landman (NL). After releasing her first self-produced EP ‘Star-Crossed Lovers’ in 2017, she played the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. Her adventures in Nashville were documented in vlogs for renowned Dutch magazine Viva.
She went on to release the song ‘Name of Love’ in April 2019, supported by a mini-tour in Nashville where she performed at several writers rounds and stages like True Music Room. The single was well received by music blogs both in and outside of the Netherlands, resulting in Amber’s first UK tour sponsored by Buckle & Boots Country Festival in October 2019. In 2020, ‘Name of Love’ landed Amber a spot among the last 1% out of over 18.000 submissions as a winner with honorable mention in the International Songwriting Competition, judged by industry experts and artists such as Coldplay, Dua Lipa and Tom Waits.
“Amber Kamminga quickly settled into the style of story telling and demonstrated not only her songwriting skills, but her humour, honesty and emotions. Encouraging an audience sing along to her newest single “In The Name of Love” she was very honest in the way she talks to the audience and equally honest in her songs.” – Silverball Country (concert review, Birmingham)