Following the international success of her debut EP “Dirty Vinyl” Amanda, a British singer / songwriter, is set to release “Dirty Vinyl (Volume II)” early this summer. Heavily influenced by “Stax Records” & the “Motown” era Amanda promises that “Dirty Vinyl Volume II” will be a party from start to finish. Amanda has been collaborating with Grammy Award winning producers and songwriters such as Antonio Dixon and Harold Lilly who are responsible for the songs of some of todays most popular artists such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and many more. The lead single from the EP, a song called “Make you Wanna”, is due for release May 2017.
In December 2016 Amanda released her latest video for “Pretender” which you can watch right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHqyiHP3tQk
Tell us about yourself and what you do
My Name is Amanda, I’m a singer/songwiter born and raised in the UK and currently living in Los Angeles writing and recording my next project “Dirty Vinyl (Part ii)
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
Musically I take inspiration from right across the board, but I really love the the sounds of the sixties from “The Supremes” to “Aretha Franklin”, “Otis Redding”, “Dusty Springfield”, “The Beatles” …. I could go on and on!
On a more personal note I am inspired everyday by my parents, they’re both very resourceful! My Dad built the house that I was brought up in and at the time I didn’t realize or appreciate as much as I should have the lesson that I was being taught! But now I realize that it showed me never to be afraid to push my limits and that anything I set my mind to could become a reality if I really wanted it.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
I was really proud the day we wrapped my latest music video for “Pretender” as it was something I’d always wanted to do, but I think my greatest achievement was completing my debut EP “Dirty Vinyl”
Do you have any tips for our readers that are trying to break in the industry?
Never give up, it sounds so cliche but there have been so many times where I felt like quitting but looking back that would have been my biggest mistake. The other important thing I have learned on my journey is to take the time to figure out who you are. When I first got into the business I had several people telling me what to do, I was new to everything and just went with the flow to try and please everybody but after a while I lost sight of the reason I fell in love with music in the first place. I took some time out to really understand myself, and that’s when “Dirty Vinyl” was born. I can honestly say I have never been happier.
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