In Woodstock, Ontario, Amberlea Bruch grew up dancing and singing along in her bedroom to Broadway, jazz, and pop classics. For her 16th birthday, she received her first guitar from her Dad and began learning to play. Throughout high school, she learned classical guitar and piano, but really just wanted to sing and write her own music. It all came together when she started working with a vocal coach and picked up the guitar again in university – this time to write.
An emerging country music artist, Amberlea’s sound is rooted in natural instrumentation and elements that provide an almost live tonal quality. Her hope is that as a result, the listener feels the heartbeat in each of her songs and the stories they illustrate. With inspirations ranging from Shania Twain to Maren Morris, John Mayer, and Phil Collins.
Passionate about storytelling through songwriting, building a musical community around her, and inspiring others to pursue and live their dreams, Amberlea is also the co-founder of The Songbirds Series along with fellow Ontario artist Emily Clair. The Songbirds Series is an all-female Canadian singer-songwriter community focused on building up female Canadian singer-songwriters by providing them with a platform to connect and perform. To date, the Songbirds Series has hosted multiple writers rounds through Instagram Live, featuring artists from across Canada.
In the midst of successfully launching The Songbirds Series, Amberlea spent 2020 and 2021 building up her catalog of songs through both writing and recording. In June 2020, she recorded her first three songs at Union Studios in Toronto, Ontario. “Something New”, her debut single, premiered digitally in February of 2021 and also went to Canadian country radio. “I Won’t Fold” followed soon after. “Usually”, the third song from this session will be released on October 22nd, 2021
In December of 2021 Amberlea was awarded a grant through the FACTOR Artist Development Program. In 2022 she is looking forward to finding more ways to develop her artistry and influence across Canada’s country music landscape. Amberlea is excited for the upcoming release of her next single “Benefits of You”, on April 22, 2022 and the release of her EP in Fall of 2022.