AMANDA MARKLEY is a pop singer/songwriter hailing from Seattle, WA. Following a life-altering spinal injury that caused her to pull back from her passion of horseback riding, Amanda learned to cope by writing her emotions in a journal. Her writing became inspiration for her new passion in music and the lyrics of her first songs. Now, able to ride horses again, Amanda Markley is strives to inspire and give others courage to follow their own dreams - a passion you will find intertwined in many of her own lyrics.
Early in her career, Amanda’s debut single original song “Breathe,” was heard by acclaimed songwriter Scott Krippayne, who has penned No.1 hits for Jordan Sparks, Demi Lovato, and Blake Lewis, to name a few. Krippayne was so intrigued by Amanda’s soulful songwriting, he produced her first album, as well as co-wrote a song titled “You and Me” on her debut album, also titled Breathe.
In 2013, Amanda Markley was chosen from Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands to play Van’s Warped Tour on the Acoustic Basement stage in Seattle. The starlet has shared the stage with artists such as Aaron Carter, Tyler Ward, William Beckett, and more. Captivated by the local coffee house vibe of the Pacific Northwest, the singer often plays vocally rich and emotionally raw acoustic sets. When not performing in an intimate setting, Amanda rocks the stage with a full band and is a regular performer El Corazon, Chop Suey, the Hard Rock Cafe and other iconic music houses in the Seattle area.
Markley recently wrapped up production in the studio on a slew of new tracks to be featured on her forthcoming self-titled EP. The first single, “Jealousy” was released in 2015 in a partnership with Cadence & Cause, sending all proceeds of single downloads to the charitable cause of rescuing homeless animals and finding them homes. The EP features five tracks by the singer/songwriter, including the infectious dance-pop track, “Monster,” a stripped down piano version of her hit “Cold,” and a brand new track titled “Fire.”
Following this EP release, Markley is headed to Nashville to record a set of new tracks with notable singer/songwriter/producer Will Pugh (Cartel).
Until the EP is released on 5/6/16, head to YouTube.com to check out Amanda Markley’s latest track, “Monster,” as well as other incredible music videos from the starlet. Follow Amanda Markley online for behind-the-scenes updates and new music leading up to the official release of Amanda Markley EP.
"Just remember to keep your head up and your heart open."