Amy Rivard – Cashmere CD (2005)July 16, 2009
Artist: Amy Rivard
Born: Chatham Kent Ontario
Style: Adult Contemporary, Jazz
Amy’s brand new CD release “CASHMERE” is, as its title suggests, a collection of silky pop tunes, seductive Latin rhythms and soft jazz favourites along with a few smooth originals.
Amy Rivard is a singer, actress, writer. She was most recently seen touring as a chorus member with the group Celtic Woman. Additionally, Amy recently created the webisode series, “What’s Up Canuck?” starring Candy Canadiana, a character Amy created while being on the road. She is writing and producing new episodes for youtube and hopes to get 1 new webisode up per month.
Ms. Rivard is a classically trained singer and began her singing career by competing in many Kiwanis festivals where she placed first in opera/operetta & musical theatre. Soon thereafter, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors Degree in Music Theatre from the University of Windsor. This program was the only University Degree Program in Canada and accepted roughly 12 students per year. She has toured with Riverdance and performed the show on Broadway at the Gerswhin Theatre.
She toured the musical Camelot in a co-production with the Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary, & the Citadel Theatre. In addition, she toured with Sam Orbison’s production about his brother Roy Orbison, “The Roy Orbison Story” and Celtic Woman in their tour Celtic Woman: A New Journey as a chorus member. Amy spent over a year in Japan where she performed at Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo Disneyland & the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta.
Amy is always busy collaborating and writing. She wrote her one woman cabaret show which has been seen across the globe on SilverSea 6 Star Cruiselines, the Old Vic Theatre in London, England & the Cafe De Paris. Her cabaret also brought in the 2005 New Year at Second City in Toronto. Amy performed in a number of Toronto clubs and released her debut album Cashmere. The album contains numbers from the Great American Songbook, Cashmere, written by Amy and songs written by George Grosman(son of Oscar winner, Ladislav Grosman,The Shop on Main Street)
Amy can also be seen in a number of commercials, which can be found on her website and on Youtube. You can currently see her on PBS in Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey and Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration