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'Out of the Blue' is my brand new EP, released March 21, 2013. It is 60s-influenced, theatrical electronica pop I like to think of it as old fashioned melodies with post-modern beats. It is my third commercial release and is the first in a series of three EPs. Here is the first review in:
'Out of the Blue Track by track-
1. Dance to the Music in my Head
Sexy, sultry- generates the vision of someone softly swaying with their eyes closed, a gentle smile on their lips .. slowly builds.
2. Moshi Moshi
I had visions of Japanese pop with this one, that crosses Britney with Kylie, and in a good way, akin to her own early work.
3. No Bolt Out of the Blue
No she certainly is not! This could be a TripleJ track, given the contents of the Hottest 100 in the last few years. Brit-Pop meets Alt-Aus in the vein of Regina Spector, Sara Blasko, etc.
4. The Whole Shebang
Very Dusty / Sandie / Cilla with her own je ne sais quoi. Her press release says that the girl-singers of the 1960s had been “disregarded as relevant to [her] type of music” but, having recently been introduced to it by Damian (Celebate Rifles) Lovelock, she’s certainly let the influence show in this and the next one.
5. Good Old Fashioned Heartache
A gentle swinger, this time in the vain of the Spector Wall of Sound with more of that Dusty / Sandie / Cilla for good measure.
Life has been full of ups and downs for Amanda and her family, something to which I can relate, and hopefully there’s more good than bad in the future for them all! Out of the Blue is certainly a fine example of where she’s been, where she is, and perhaps, where she’s going. Very nice! ллл''
PG (Jacky) Gleeson
"Not for Amanda the little-girl-lost vocals which many female singers use and she doesn’t need to shout and bawl to get her point across.
Here is a singer who sounds strong, confident, sassy, sexy and in control of everything.
She takes you into that smoky club, complete with red velvet seats; she’s up on that stage and you’re hanging onto every word that she sings."
am a singer and
songwriter based in beautiful Sydney, Australia. I have released two of
my own albums so far and am now working on a series of three
self-penned EPs. I describe my style as theatrical electronic
and I just can't help writing about love because what else matters? I
was lucky enough to get a couple of top ten spots in the Australian
independent music chart for a couple of my early songs 'Celebrity' and
'Skin' as well as some radio and TV airplay (Nova FM Sydney, Rage on
ABC TV, Rove on Channel 9, Disney Channel and loads of stations in our
fabulous community radio network around Australia) for those and other
tunes. I've also toured my music throughout Western Europe and Japan.
When I'm not writing, recording and performing my own music I love getting involved in as many different kinds of musical projects as possible. I do a bit of dance (trance, house and happy hardcore DJ collaborations) as well as jazz, cabaret and a lot of pop, including a lot of tribute shows at venues like The Basement and events like Taronga Zoo's Twilight Series. I also front a function band, alongside the wonderful Jo Elms, called Dance Little Sister.
had a blast being a
backing singer for a lot of great artists including Powderfinger (2000
ARIA Awards), Candice Alley (2001 ARIAs), Marcia Hines, James Reyne,
Brian Cadd, Tim Freedman, Paul Capsis, Eric Weideman (1927), the late
James Freud (The Models) and regular local and international touring
with Wendy Matthews and Richard Clapton.
I also do a lot of songwriting and recording with other artists including DJs and dance music producers, which has produced some international releases.
Some people might know me as a PopTart - I worked with hundreds of fabulous singer-songwriters and bands for almost 10 years while running a weekly Sydney showcase night of the same name, promoting original female-fronted music acts. The live shows turned into PopTarts TV - a 13 episode series that ran on TVS in Sydney and C31 in Melbourne - I was host and Executive Producer. Well, you do need to have lots of fingers in lots of pies in this industry! Please visit the links to find out about other musical projects.
Anyway, thank you for visiting and please feel free to drop me a line.