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‘I don’t think there’s necessarily enough material…’ Musician Dale Davis says a new Amy Winehouse album is unlikely

Amy Winehouse’s former bandmate Dale Davis doesn’t think there’s “enough material” for another posthumous album release.

The ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ singer tragically died in 2011 at the age of 27 leaving behind just two studio LPs: 2003’s ‘Frank’ and 2006’s ‘Back to Black’.

In December 2011, ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ came out, comprised of unreleased songs, covers and demos chosen by Mark Ronson, Salaam Remi and Winehouse’s family. The tracklist included a version of jazz song ‘Body and Soul’ with Tony Bennett.

Bassist Dale is doubtful that there are any other hidden gems lurking in a vault somewhere, and admits he would be very surprised if another album came out.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Dale said: “I don’t think there’s necessarily enough material. It’s quite a big thing to release something in connection with Amy because you’ve got so many people involved. There’s not that much out there, I know people said ‘we’re not going to release anymore’.

“I’ll leave that to the record companies and the estate.”

Dale worked as a musical consultant on the Winehouse biopic ‘Back to Black’, which stars Marisa Abela as the Grammy-winning singer.

The musician has nothing but praise for Marisa’s on-screen portrayal of his friend.

He said: “In the early days of filming Marisa was just starting to get into the singing, the progression was very marked.

“There are so many factors to get right, you have to be able to act like the person, then talk like them and then sing. When I hear Marisa speak she has got Amy down, it’s quite surreal.”

Dale admits it was a very strange experience to see someone playing him in the movie, which was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and also stars Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan and Lesley Manville.

He said: “Once I got over the surrealism, you get into the filming process, that is pretty fascinating.

“I always knew that when Amy passed there was going to be a film and we’d have actors playing us, it’s just one of those things. It’s funny because when I saw the bass player in the film for a split second I thought it was me!”

Dale now leads The Amy Winehouse Band, comprised of the musicians who toured with Amy, and the group now plays live to honour her memory and musical legacy.

They perform two shows in 2024 at Koko in Camden – the London borough where Amy lived – on December 20 and 21.

Go to Ticketmaster.co.uk for information and tickets and Foreveramylive.com for news on the group and other live dates.

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