Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Amy Speace has been praised by NPR, The New York Times, Mojo Magazine, The Guardian, No Depression, American Songwriter among others. Her music sits somewhere in between Folk and Americana, poetic lyrics that cut to the heart of simple emotion. She tells it like it is with a timeless voice. Judy Collins, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Guy Clark, Mary Gauthier -- just a few of the artists who have cut her songs or brought her on the road with them, championed her. She is also part of "Applewood Road" a trio that is gaining international acclaim after their eponymous debut release on Gearbox Records in 2016.
“This is an artist you absolutely need to pay attention to. Recommended without reservation.” - Robert Oermann, MusicRow Magazine. “A powerful singer...a very impressive songwriter...definitely a name to look out for.” - Maverick Magazine (UK). Victoria Banks has been nominated for 11 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards and was named CCMA Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2010. She has been labeled “one of the best songwriters in the business” by Nashville’s MusicRow magazine. In addition to releasing three albums and touring with artists from Reba to Wynonna, Banks - who hails from Muskoka, Canada - has written ASCAP, SOCAN, CCMA and Covenant-award-winning songs for more than 50 artists. Her cuts include Jessica Simpson’s Billboard record- breaking single “Come On Over,” Sara Evans’ solo-written hit “Saints & Angels” and duet “Can’t Stop Loving You” (featuring Isaac Slade of The Fray), Lauren Alaina’s “Queen of Hearts,” and many more. In 2016, Banks performed with the Nashville Ballet as part of their Attitude program, for which several of her songs were choreographed including the program’s title song, “City of Dreams.”