Born in Bournemouth in 1986, Studt grew up in a musical family, her father a violinist and conductor who toured with Roy Orbison. Amy began writing music at the age of 6, teaching herself piano, guitar, and oboe. At 12 years old she contracted the rare bone disease osteomyelitis in her hip, leaving her bedridden. She used this time to hone her craft. By the age of 15 she had signed a deal with Polydor Records.
In 2002, she released her debut single, "Just a Little Girl," which was a number 1 in the U.S, with the follow-up, "Misfit," reaching the Top Ten in the U.K. Signed to Simon Fuller's 19 Management, Amy Studt was hailed as the U.K.'s answer to Avril Lavigne and her critically acclaimed debut album, False Smiles sold over 260,000 copies in the U.K. alone.
Amy returned in 2007 performing under the alias Jane Wails, in an attempt to avoid the limelight and combat stage fright. She also began working on her sophomore effort, My Paper Made Men, with Madonna collaborator Guy Sigsworth, which was later released under her own name in April 2009.
Amy Studt suffered a nervous breakdown at only 22 and was diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar along with other physical illnesses that plagued her 20’s. After three hospitalisations, and recovery from addiction, she wrote about her experiences with suffering, illness and heartbreak. “..but ultimately survival and hope.” which she explains she put into her songwriting for her upcoming third album.