Cast your mind back to the Amy Winehouse who break on to the scene in 2003, the one I remember very first seeing in her video for Stronger Than Me: wonderfully unpolished, naughty and sassy. The similarities with her goddaughter are obvious.Bromfield states she keeps in mind the last time she saw her godmother, the time they shared together on stage, “so vividly”.” She came out for Mama Said, which was one of her favourite songs of mine, and she had a little dance, a little bit of backing vocals and then strolled off.”
Tributes were laid near Amy Winehouses home after her death
At the time I keep in mind people described a sense of inevitability about the death of Winehouse. In interviews, her dad Mitch had said he had actually feared the worst might happen.But Bromfield says there was nothing inescapable about it.”To me, it didnt feel like something that was on the cards,” she says. “She was actually complete of life that night. Yeah, it was not a person who had actually offered up on life.”The truth she hadnt provided up, and still had so much more to offer, is perhaps why Amy Winehouse will continue to be remembered.And for Bromfield, her godmother, her musical coach and “Aunty Amy”, will constantly belong of her future, along with her past.You can listen to On Stage With Amy Winehouse and the rest of StoryCast 21 by clicking here.
Winehouse was like a good friend, mother and sis to Bromfield
Bromfield would call the iconic vocalist Aunty Amy
Cast your mind back to the Amy Winehouse who rupture on to the scene in 2003, the one I remember very first seeing in her music video for Stronger Than Me: wonderfully unpolished, sassy and mischievous.”The reality she had not provided up, and still had so much more to provide, is possibly why Amy Winehouse will continue to be remembered.And for Bromfield, her godmother, her musical coach and “Aunty Amy”, will constantly be a part of her future, as well as her past.You can listen to On Stage With Amy Winehouse and the rest of StoryCast 21 by clicking here.
Bromfield has offered a fresh point of view of Winehouse 10 years after her death
Bromfield signed up with fans who had laid homages for Winehouse in July 2011
Bromfield says it has taken a long time to process Winehouses death. And I simply kept on getting dressed to go and do my gig.” Winehouse had actually launched her very first album, Frank, in 2003.
” When Winehouse set up her own record label Lioness, Bromfield was her very first signing. My mum observed that, and Amy really wanted to kind of take me under her wing musically and just on a personal level,” she tells me throughout Onstage With Amy Winehouse. In many methods the antithesis of the Amy Winehouse as painted by the paparazzi, however concurrently somehow strikingly comparable.
In 2006 she released her seriously well-known 2nd album Back To Black, which would go on to end up being one of the UKs biggest selling albums ever. It was the heartbreak of the record, a lot of the songs about Fielder-Civil, which resonated.Her multiple Grammy award wins exceeded and brought huge global success.The contrast between her sultry and striking skill as a singing feeling and the depths of her darkness is possibly what has actually pertained to specify her legacy.
Amy Winehouse passed away on 23 July 2011
Covering star deaths is part of the task as an entertainment reporter, but this was no common pop star; when Winehouse passed away, everyone had an opinion.People were devastated, her fragility so extensive, and tears turned to anger and blame; tragedies such as this can often turn hazardous as grief mixed with the spotlight takes its toll.We desired to discover out about the genuine Amy Winehouse.We spoke to individuals who understood her, Joe Mott, Kim Dawson, Piers Hernu, her instructor Sylvia Young, former record label managers, her biographer Chas Newkey-Burden, and many critics such as Paul Gambaccini.But I didnt call the one young lady who knew the singer like no one else. My mum discovered that, and Amy actually wanted to kind of take me under her wing musically and just on an individual level,” she tells me throughout Onstage With Amy Winehouse. In many methods the reverse of the Amy Winehouse as painted by the paparazzi, however all at once in some way noticeably similar.
Bromfield carries out with Winehouse during the awful singers last public appearance
Three days prior to Amy Winehouses death from alcohol poisoning in July 2011, her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, a 15-year-old vocalist, ended up school for the summer and hurried to the Camden Roundhouse to perform.It was her biggest gig yet, her pals were coming to view and she was full of enjoyment. For a young vocalist imagining a career in music, similar to her “Aunty Amy”, it was a big day.Amy Winehouse showed up unexpectedly to support her, their minutes together onstage caught by somebody in the crowd, filming on a mobile phone.This would be the superstars last public performance.As I viewed the rough cellphone video footage later on, for me this was the noteworthy minute of all the news protection around Winehouses death – shes so seemingly falling apart however trying so desperately to be there for her goddaughter.
Dionne Bromfield has shared her story from that night in On Stage With Amy Winehouse, the current episode of StoryCast 21 – a Sky News podcast series informing 21 stories from the year 2000 to 2021. Listen listed below.
Subscribe to Storycast 21 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, SpreakerIt was 10 years ago, 23 July 2011, when I got the call from a music PR.It was a warm day but I was sitting in a windowless newsroom, working a 12-hour shift, and the world was also reacting to the catastrophe of the dreadful horror attack in Norway the previous day. Breaking the news and seeing the profusion of grief that followed felt extraordinary at the time, I remember a little woman with beehive hair laying flowers outside her home in Camden Square, along with crowds in tears, Winehouses dad Mitch, and homages from Mark Ronson and Kelly Osbourne; noticeably shocked.
Covering celeb deaths is part of the job as a home entertainment reporter, but this was no ordinary pop star; when Winehouse passed away, everyone had an opinion.People were devastated, her fragility so extensive, and tears relied on anger and blame; tragedies such as this can typically turn poisonous as grief mixed with the spotlight takes its toll.We wanted to learn about the real Amy Winehouse.We spoke to people who knew her, Joe Mott, Kim Dawson, Piers Hernu, her instructor Sylvia Young, former record label employers, her biographer Chas Newkey-Burden, and countless critics such as Paul Gambaccini.But I didnt call the one girl who understood the singer like no one else. The Amy behind the icon. Behind the headings. Behind the immediately recognisable beehive, eyeliner and tattoos. The “Aunty Amy”.