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What makes Amanda Markley’s music stand out is the authenticity of her lyrics and her ability to fearlessly share her struggles and joys through the music she writes. Her amazing vocals and approachable attitude at live gigs has made her a repeat performer at numerous venues in the local scene.
2013 was a breakout year for Markley, who just turned 20. Chosen from Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands to play Van’s Warped Tour ‘13 in Seattle on the Acoustic Basement stage, she shared the stage with tremendous artists such as William Beckett, Owen Plant and Brian Marquis. Immediately after her Seattle performance she was asked to travel to the Las Vegas portion of Van’s Warped Tour for an exclusive interview and performance with a major sponsor of the Tour, Zing Revolution. During the same time NBC’s The Voice called to invite her for a private audition.
Her CD “Breathe” was produced by the very talented Scott Krippayne (15 #1 hits recorded by Jordin Sparks, Demi Lovato, Kutless to name a few) who also co-wrote the track “You and Me”. Full of inspiration, borne out of her personal struggles with anxiety disorder and panic attacks, the album is about finding your purpose, trying to believe in yourself and not giving up, no matter what the odds are.
Amanda's newest EP, Monster manages to captivate with a flurry of emotionally-charged tracks, which equals three amazing new songs Markley can now add to her catalogue. One things for certain, Markley is far from a one hit wonder.
Having just returned from a 15 city West Coast Tour, Amanda is lighting it up in the Seattle music scene, recently sharing billing with Charlotte Sometimes, Kady Z and Aaron Carter and Tyler Ward, to name a few.
Her songs are being played on Pandora, Sirius Radio Coffee Café, KMIX Radio Los Angeles, JXFM Radio Tokyo, WNYR Radio New York and independent on-line stations in the UK.
Passionate about helping others, especially young teens, she has donated her time to the “ Sing It Forward” scholarship program for the arts, has choreographed a Summer Theater Children’s Ensemble and works part time at the YMCA’s Teen Union Building, a resource facility for the arts and music, giving teens a positive supportive environment to make a difference.
She is currently collaborating with some talented singer-songwriters to finish a full length CD by year's end. You can purchase her music on i-tunes, Amazon.com and most on-line distributors.