Monday, 25 February 2013


Tasmanian raised, now Sydney based pop and soul songstress Amali Ward today releases her brand new single Knock You Out. Amali will hit the road this March playing in Melbourne, Sydney, Launceston and Hobart on her Knock You Out tour to launch the single and preview her debut album Back In Time.
With Amali’s soulful sound and tracks from her yet to be released debut album to be performed, fans are in for a great show. “I'm really looking forward to getting on the road and showcasing these songs I’ve worked so hard on to everyone out there. It’s going to be a lot of fun!” said Amali.
2012 was a busy and successful year for Amali, supporting UK superstar Seal at his Sydney shows, and her single Knock You Out won the International John Lennon Song Writing Contest, an annual competition open to songwriters from around the world and presented by Yoko Ono herself.
“Knock You Out is about people who make offhand, divisive comments about sexuality, religion or race without thinking of the consequences. Thankfully we are progressing to a place where these attitudes aren’t accepted anymore, but we still aren’t treating all members of society equally”, said Amali of the timely subject matter of her single. “Winning the John Lennon Song Writing Contest award was definitely one of my proudest moments”, said Amali.
Before winning the International John Lennon Song Writing Contest, Amali honed her song writing skills in America working with the teams behind Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Rihanna and Beyonce. Amali then came home to write her debut album in Australia before returning to LA to collaborate with producer David Ryan Harris (John Mayer, Lupe Fiasco, India.Arie) and John Mayer’s touring band for Back In Time, set for release later this year.
I was lucky enough to have most of John Mayer’s touring band play on the entire album, these guys are incredible musicians who have played for pretty much every big name artist you can think of! So it was just insane to have them all jamming in a room in LA to songs I had written back home”, said Amali.
Amali first grabbed the nation’s attention back in 2007 as one of the youngest contestants and sole Tasmanian to reach the Top 10 on the hit show Australian Idol. Following her time on the show, Amali released a self-written/produced independent EP which was well received by fans and critics alike and saw her play at Bluesfest (the first idol alumni to do so), the Southern Roots Festival, and open for the likes of The Bamboos, Paris Wells and US group Naturally 7 at just 18 years of age.
Knock You Out available now on iTunes.

For tour details and ticketing information please see 


Thursday 14th March 2013 – The Workers Club, MELBOURNE, VIC
Tickets at the door

Saturday 16th March 2013 – Fbi Social, SYDNEY, NSW

Thursday 21st March 2013 – Irish Murphys, LAUNCESTON, TAS
Tickets at the door

Friday 22nd March 2013 – The Republic Bar, HOBART, TAS
Phone: 03 6234 6954