Amy Hendrickson & the Prime Directive

Amy Hendrickson & the Prime Directive is a folk, rock, funk, alternative, jazz, blues, psychedelic experimental, four piece band which hails from the rich and diverse music scene of the oldest city in the United States-Saint Augustine, Florida. The band formed in the winter of 2008 when bassist, Stephen Pigman and drummer, Steve Hawkes teamed up with singer-songwriter, Amy Hendrickson to fill a gig at a local health foods restaurant.

Immediately the three knew they had something special. With the addition of saxophone player Corey Peterson, the band developed a very unique sound which is very hard to categorize. The band started playing cover tunes with a small amount of originals, but since conception, the tide has turned and the band now plays mostly original music. They have accomplished a lot since January of 2009.

They have recorded an EP, received tons of local, national, and international radio airplay, been accepted to Home Grown Music Network, played numerous shows from bars, private functions, music venues, and festivals, they have been on tour in Tampa, FL, New Orleans, LA, and Austin, TX. Most notably, they gave an amazing, unforgettable performance and received a standing ovation at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL while opening for the Wallflowers.

This band continues to write more great songs and are always trying to explore new avenues. Their light-hearted, comical, and improvisational stage presence draws the audience in to make them feel like a part of the show. This band is great for male and female fans as Amy's prolific lyrics and witty "girl-power" are sure to please the ladies and the rockin' band supplies a funky,crunchy back beat for the gentlemen to enjoy. Everyone is sure to feel the infectious groove of Amy Hendrickson & the Prime Directive.

-mission of the band: "To create a tidal wave of serotonin."
Genres: 
Jazz
Funk
Rock
Psychedelic
Blues
Folk & Traditional