Amy Lee is a classically trained pianist, singer, and songwriter, renowned for her powerhouse voice. Lee initially made her mark as the co-founder and lead vocalist of the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling rock band Evanescence, with whom she has recorded three studio albums.
Born in Riverside, California and raised across the United States, Lee cites influences ranging from Mozart to Tori Amos, Danny Elfman, and Björk. Her solo career began in 2008 when she contributed "Sally's Song" to Nightmare Revisited, a tribute album to the Elfman soundtrack The Nightmare Before Christmas. One year later, she recorded "Halfway Down the Stairs" for another tribute album, Muppets: The Green Album. In 2014, Lee produced her own soundtrack, the largely electronic album titled Aftermath. A collaboration with cellist, pianist, and composer Dave Eggar, it was used as the official soundtrack for the independent film War Story. Another soundtrack with Eggar (Indigo Grey: The Passage) followed in 2015, as did "Voice from the Stone," the title song for a film directed by Eric D. Howell. After a short Evanescence tour at the tail-end of 2015, Lee got to work on a surprising addition to her discography: a children's album. Released in 2016, Dream Too Much was a family affair -- recorded with her father, uncle, and sisters -- inspired by her son Jack. The album included Lee's takes on Sesame Street classics and kid's standards, as well as a handful of originals like "The End of the Book." ~ James Christopher Monger