Amy Lynn Hartzler (n??e Lee, born December 13, 1981 in Riverside, California), best known as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter and classically-trained pianist. She is co-founder and lead singer of the alternative metal band Evanescence. Her influences range from classical musicians such as Mozart to modern artists like Bj??rk, Tori Amos, Danny Elfman, and Plumb.