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Singer-songwriter/pianisit/guitarist from Long Island, NY
Amanda Ashley, raised in Holtsville, began playing the piano at the age of six, learned guitar and also studied violin for eight years. Her parents became wise early on to her musical talents, and influenced her to pursue her aspirations in music. Among her influences are Elton John, and Billy Joel, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Ella Fitzgerald, Fiona Apple, and Alicia Keys. She began writing and composing at the early age of fourteen, and was performing solo by the age of sixteen in local coffee houses. She continued to write and perform on and off campus while attending Fredonia State University in upstate New York. Amanda graduated from Fredonia with a Bachelors degree in painting and drawing in May 2007, and soon after moved her life to Rochester, New York.
Currently based out of Rochester, NY, Amanda is pursuing her musical aspirations performing both as a solo artist and as a Trio, touring nationally and frequently throughout New York state. Her unique sound is a contemporary mixture of R&B/Pop/jazz/singer-songwriter, and is featured on various local radio stations in Long Island, Binghamton, Rochester, and Boston.
Amanda captivates and draws her audience's attention by combining sets with original music (50%) with covers(50%) performing as a piano lounge type act with a repertoire baring popular hits from Billboard top 40, classic rock, Motown, pop, 80's, R&B and soul.
Amanda continuously is seeking opportunity to broaden her fan base and to play in other various locations. For more information, youtube videos, show schedule, and to listen to recently recorded tracks cut for an upcoming cd release: