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“Amanda Ashley: pop chanteuse. Amanda Ashley: singer-songwriter. This 26-year-old Rochester musician embraces both of those seemingly diametrically opposed sounds with equal helpings of passion, moxie, and zeal, tying the styles together with a big, beautiful voice.”
“Very classically done with the blues edge that makes you so unique from the rest. Your professional style is above beyond comparision.”
“With just her piano for accompaniment, Ashley's music is bold, visceral, and unapologetic. And in a display that is somewhat atypical to the form, it isn't couched in metaphor. Her keyboard attack is percussive, with occasional lush flourishes and hints of classical. It serves the songs but takes a back seat to her pipes; this lady can sing.”
“Live, Ashley gigs around the region, hauling her keyboard from joint to joint to play her singer-songwriter material along with the occasional cover. In the studio, she wails over slick mainstream pop tracks infused with classic r&b, funk, and a soulful kick-in-the-pants that pop music used to have once upon a time. She's by no means a throwback, but this is how they used to do it - and this is truly her sound. Amanda Ashley is for real.”
“I love the powerful voice and the way you play the piano!! Amanda Ashley is gonna be a unstoppable force to compete with”
“Amanda Ashley's classic beauty is countered by her poignant and at times biting lyrics. Picture Dorothy Lamour sporting brass knuckles.”
“Got a voice like a 12-year whiskey ... smooth and sultry, with an edge that burns so good.”