Amy Dabalos possesses a unique mutability that complements the various styles she explores as a vocalist on the bandstand. Her voice is both powerful and luminescent: imbued with influence from legends Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson. Elements of soul, R&B, and popular music decorate her distinctive repertoire, as inspired by contemporary artists Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, and Lianne La Havas.
Dabalos has been a featured artist at venues throughout the Bay Area, including City Lights Theater, Cafe Stritch, Studio Grand Oakland, Cafe Pink House, San Pedro Square Market, and the Continental Bar & Lounge. Her most recent release, Affirmations (2015), premieres soulful, original compositions that showcase Dabalos exploring themes of self-love and emotional healing. Previous releases include Light (2014), an eclectic mixture of jazz-influenced covers, and Some Other Time, a 2011 collection of jazz standards. In addition to leading a project under her name, she currently fronts R&B and soul band The Vibrant Things, and lends her voice to John Worley’s Mo-Chi Quintet and The Bad Ones.