Amy Winehouse would have turned 40 this month and to mark the milestone, the Back to Black singer’s band reunited to announce a new gig.

The late singer died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, aged 27. She would have turned 40 yesterday, Thursday, September 14.

The Camden icon’s band, Ade Omotayo, Dale Davis, Nathan Allen and Hawi Gondwe got, together at Amy’s favoured watering hole, The Hawley Arms in Camden, on the eve of her milestone birthday as well as the Amy Winehouse mural behind The Hawley Arms and the singer’s statue in Camden Stables Market to mark the occasion.

The Amy Winehouse Band also announced they will reunite to perform a gig in memory of Amy and to mark her 40th birthday at KOKO in Camden on Friday, December 22. Bass player Dale Davis leads the band and was Amy’s long-term musical collaborator.

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Amy Winehouse has long been a Camden icon. The troubled singer was born in the neighbourhood and died in her Camden home. The Hawley Arms, which was a pub of choice for many A-listers including The Libertines and Kate Moss. Anecdotally, the singer used to jump behind the bar to make her drink of choice, a boozy concoction of banana liqueur, Southern Comfort, vodka and Baileys.

The petite Camden Stables Market bronze sculpture was unveiled on September 14, 2014, on the day Amy would have turned 31.

Born in 1983, Amy studied at the BRIT School and joined the National Youth Orchestra before releasing her debut album. Frank was released in 2003 to critical acclaim, while her second album Back to Black, produced by Mark Ronson, catapulted the star into an uncomfortable stardom.