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.
The latest in Markley’s library of works is an upbeat EP titled Lost In Summer. With driving rock sounds and guitar riffs, it hooks the listener with a fairytale summer-love feel just right for long road trips or a beach dance party.
Amanda is lighting it up in the Seattle music scene, recently sharing billing with Charlotte Sometimes, Kady Z and Aaron Carter, to name a few.
Her songs are being played on Pandora, Sirius Radio Coffee Café, Racman Christian Radio in California and several on-line UK stations.
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 and just launched the first single from her upcoming CD, First Class Kiss. You can purchase her music on i-tunes, Amazon.com and most on-line distributors.