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.
Amanda Markley embarked on her first summer tour in 2014 that took her up the West Coast, gaining many new fans and friends along the way. Amanda will be heading out on another tour this summer to celebrate the release of the first single off her newest EP, set to release in Fall 2015. Markley teamed up with Chase Manhattan of Washington alt/pop band, Night Argent to collaborate on and produce the EP at Rainmaker Studios in Pasco, WA.
This budding songwriter’s music can be heard on Spotify, Pandora, Sirius Radio Coffee Café, and more. Follow Amanda Markley on social media (@amarkleymusic) for future announcements and new music soon!
"Just remember to keep your head up and your heart open."