Amber Neff (Shiny and the Spoon) 15


Cincinnati US   3 weeks  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Time, pressure and deadlines...? I'm using "life events" as inspiration for songs. I have two small kids, a job, and perpetual mounds of dishes and laundry, so most songs are written in about an hour and recorded one-take using my phone and some free app I downloaded. Super rough but fun! Songs in preferred order: Birthday Bubble Bath Valedictorian Complex I Don't See You On the Menu Damn The Man First Speed Up Break You, The Screamer Pretender I Can't Remember Don't Ask Me About It Father Time Death-Defying

Founding member of the Cincinnati folk band, Shiny and the Spoon, on hiatus since 2015 due to having kids and pandemic craziness.

Using quarantine to get back into writing music, because I miss it.


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  • @lizbrinker  18 hours

    Hey, @gnashattack ! Are you up for some tit4tat?

  • @erucaesounds  3 days

    You too, and you bet, next year let’s plan to collaborate!

  • @jsini  3 days

    I just purchased your discography! I am excited to hear it. What I’ve heard sounds great. You guys ought to get back out there!

  • @jsini  4 days

    Thank you so much for your comments! I should have some time to listen to more or your work!

  • @joefahey  4 days

    Thank you for the encouragement on “Whatever Happened to Old What’s His Name?”, that was nicely said and I much appreciate it!

  • @erucaesounds  4 days

    Thanks for your comments on 'Ride In An Open Top Bus'..... underwater....? I wish I had thought of that for a title.... I got stuck on the 'Open Top Bus' thing!

  • @chroes  5 days

    Thank you *so much* for your super nice comment on "Gravity Shifted"!

  • @wolfkier 5 days

    oh, and congrats on making 14 on your first time out! Looking forward to hearing more!

  • @theodamus  5 days

    Thank you so much for your comment on “Hold” ❤️ I’m glad I conveyed the scene - it was a beautiful very early morning

  • @mandolinda  5 days

    Thank you for the nice comments on my songs. Tit4tat was most rewarding for me as well. Because I am new to music/songwriting, I was trying different things with each song. Squirmishes tended to be similar, but again all learning curve.

  • @mattwdunn 5 days

    I’m glad you liked the track. Just deciding whether to try and squeeze another track or 2 in before the end of tomorrow.

  • @mattwdunn 1 week

    😂 I think that song needs to be written. Thank you for the comment on my track. It was good fun to write and record. Not my usual style

  • @stephenwordsmith  1 week

    I have emailed you the fruits of my self-imposed skirmish. I hope you like it.

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    The Periodic Table album was a foolish idea (glares at @stephenwordsmith who put me up to it a few years ago) but I'm a stubborn enough fool that I mean to see it through to its bitter end. With a little luck I'll push through to about #55 or so by the end of FAWM.

  • @stephenwordsmith  1 week

    Hi, Amber. Everything's already been claimed, so I'll have to write you something bespoke. I'll see if I can do it under skirmish conditions (this does not constitute a pledge)

    Talk soon!

  • @mrtylerlarson  1 week

    RE: Night Life - Hey Amber! thank you so much for taking the time to listen and leave a comment on my track! I'm super glad that your children enjoyed the dance element! Definitely the vibe I was hoping for! Thx so much for your comment! I appreciate you! 😀

  • @blainev83  1 week

    Aww. Thank you! Love to you and yours as well.

  • @sourcedecay  1 week

    Thanks for checking out "Swimming in the Sun!"

  • @mikeskliar  1 week

    welcome to fawm!

  • @saltyjohn 1 week

    Hi Amber,
    Sent you an email, fine by me, good luck with the project

  • @sheslin  1 week

    You did a great job for your first time writing music to someone else's lyrics. I think this is the best part of FAWM - so many great lyrics out there. I go shopping all the time 😀

  • @saltyjohn 1 week

    No problem, Amber.

  • @coolparadiso  2 weeks

    lyrics sent!

  • @coolparadiso  2 weeks

    can I email lyrics somewhere!

  • @shelleroo1  2 weeks

    Dirty Western! I love that! Going to add it to my tags. 😁

  • @gnashattack  2 weeks

    Thanks, @tunecat! I'll check them out 😀

  • @tunecat  2 weeks

    Hi, saw you'd like to collab with some lyrics.. Here's a lyric of mine (no chorus tho.. knock yourself out!!) if it appeals.. it's yours !!

  • @sourcedecay  2 weeks

    Hi Amber! Thanks for your comment on "Sail"! Sorry for the late reply. I'm playing catch up! I checked out that Cat Stevens song you mentioned it made you think of (If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out). It's got a nice vibe

  • @radiobenedetto  2 weeks

    That story about the Aviator Ghost is a doozy! Forgot to mention that I have a line “spirit aviator” in my song Fascinator but the meaning is very different. Cheers!

  • @pabrizzer 2 weeks

    thanks for the listen to 'you can’t say you didn’t know that this could happen' yes playing baritone ukulele

  • @rickachu 2 weeks

    Thank you for the listens and kind words❤
    I like to use Serum (software synthesizer) to make all the weird wub wub noises🙃

  • @jsini  3 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on Bury Me! Appreciate it.

  • @gnashattack  3 weeks

    To provide some more inspiration and to make it easier for me to write 14 songs in a month, I'm attempting a kind-of concept album. Each song will be about/inspired by a major life event moment. "Father Time" is kind of a mid-life crisis song. "Valedictorian" is based on high school experience. I'd love advice on other life events to write about. I'm going to try birth, death, love, first heartbreak...? Any ideas?

  • @terriellen  3 weeks

    Cant play your song valedictorian I was going to Zong it. Its locked one must have permission.