MP3 Amanda Somerville - Blue Nothing
From sultry to powerful with a modern Euro-flavor, she''s a singer/songwriter who''s been roughed up at the edges with a razor blade, painted over the scars with makeup and is now sweetly taking revenge out on the microphone.
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POP: Pop Underground, POP: Folky Pop
"By reputation, I''m a metal-diva, but not at all by definition. I''m a pop-rock singer-songwriter who grew up with a folk musician father and a hippie rock-jazz mother and have made a name for myself in the European metal scene. I''ve had a pretty eclectic range of influences and that definitely comes out in the music I make. If names are what you''re after, then perhaps a bit like Fiona Apple, Rachael Yamagata, Jewel, Chantal Kreviazuk, Dido, Jem, Cat Power, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Evanescence, Moloko, Annie Lennox, Kelly Clarkson & Sade thrown into the blender and whipped into a strange, frothy and eclectic concoction that goes down easy. I''m not trying to reinvent the wheel, but I’ve sanded and stained it, carved scrollwork into it and added glitter here and there. Voilà!
OK, now on to the more serious, official stuff. Enjoy!
Singer-songwriter with a razorblade edge.
In a business where image often overshadows substance, Amanda Somerville gives the industry CPR with a breath of sincerity through music that is so real, it''s goosebump-inducing. The windows to this songwriter''s soul are her songs, which are ambient and groovy, yet extremely radio-friendly. Combining heart and soul with hit songwriting, you''re bound to be moved.
Originally - and still - from Michigan, Amanda has worked primarily in Germany and the Netherlands since 2000. Since then she has independently sold over 7,000 CDs of her solo work and gained thousands of fans all over the world. Being a one-woman team mainly occupied with studio work, that''s no small feat. She is currently engaged in both studio and live work in Europe, has been confirmed for the Spring 2008 USA / Canada tour with Epica, a world tour Summer 2008 with Avantasia and will be releasing her latest solo album, "Windows" Summer 2008.
-In the Beginning there was... (Debut Album, 2000)
-Blue Nothing (EP, 2000)
-Never Alone (EP, 2003) sold approx. 5,000 copies in Germany .
-Aina: Days of Rising Doom (2003) - wrote concept and all lyrics, co-wrote music, worked as vocalist, vocal coach. Sold approx. 40,000 copies and garnered many new fans world-wide. Included several famous guest musicians such as Glenn Hughes, Sass Jordan, T.M. Stevens.
-Windows (due in 2008) new solo album currently being finished
Other bands & projects:
-HDK - System Overload (due in 2008); co-writer, vocalist, co-producer, engineer
-Avantasia - Lost In Space I & II (2007), The Scarecrow (due in 2008); vocalist
-Andre Matos - Time To Be Free (due in 2007); worked as vocalist, engineer
-Epica - The Phantom Agony (2003), We Will Take You With Us (2004), Consign To Oblivion (2005), The Road to Paradiso (due in 2007), The Divine Conspiracy (2007); worked as vocal coach, vocalist, co-writer, engineer, producer
-After Forever - Invisible Circles (2004), Remagine (2005); worked as lyric editor, co-writer, vocal coach, vocalist, producer; After Forever (2007); worked as lyric editor and vocalist.
-Asrai - Touch in the Dark (2004): worked as lyrical editor; Pearls In Dirt (2007); worked as songwriter, vocalist
-Ebony Ark - Decoder (2006); worked as vocalist, producer
-Kamelot - Black Halo (2005), Ghost Opera (2007); worked as vocalist, lyrical editor
-Phaeno Science Center (2005); commissioned to write and perform song about and for the grand opening of science center by Zaha Hadid, Frank Oppenheimer and Joe Ansel
-Boehringer Ingelheim (2005); commissioned to write 2 jingles for new swine vaccine:)
-Edguy - Hellfire Club (2003), Rocket Ride (2005); worked as vocalist, lyrical editor
-Shaman - Ritual (2002), Reason (2005); worked as vocalist, lyrical editor
-Mob Rules - Hallowed Be Thy Name (2002), Ethnolution A.D. (2006); worked as vocalist
-Luca Turilli (Rhapsody) - Prophet of the Last Eclipse (2002); worked as vocalist
-Virgo - Virgo (2001); worked as vocalist, lyrical editor
-Various other bands (Felony, Reverend Right Time and the First Cousins of Funk, Lunatica, Brainstorm, Imari Tones, etc.)
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