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“Simply put, Amanda Broadway is a Nashville-based singer and a songwriter with an affinity for blues and soul music. Although to stop there would be a travesty. Broadway’s voice is a mighty, dazzling blast of light guiding you through the murky waters of today’s blues music and back in time to the unadulterated glory of the 1960s and ’70s. Her voice harkens back to the likeness of Etta James while reveling in the nuances of today, effortlessly soaring above her well-crafted, deeply groove-focused blues and soul music.” – Ian Haygood, SpokesBUZZ
Amanda performs regularly in Nashville with her 10-11 piece band featuring some of the grooviest musicians on the scene. The show is dynamic and diverse, taking listeners on a journey through many different genres and moods. From blues, rock and soul to funk and gospel, there’s a little something for everybody as the band whispers and wails through Amanda’s original music, favorite cover tunes, and blues standards.
You can also see Amanda weekly at new Nashville hot-spot Acme Feed & Seed as part of the house band – The Music City Toppers. She is one of three vocalists in the ten-piece band that brings funk, soul and R&B to lower Broadway every Thursday night for Acme’s weekly Funky Tonk.
Currently, Amanda is working on an ongoing series of recordings called The Sanctuary Sessions. Recording all songs at The Sanctuary in Nashville, the focus of this project is to approach each song in the studio individually, and to follow the vision of each song without limitation by genre, instrumentation, personnel, or production style. The first track, “Real Thing”, was recorded live with a ten-piece band, and released along with a music video capturing the session. The song was featured on AmericanSongwriter.com as a Daily Discovery. In 2014, Amanda released a limited number of copies of “Real Thing” on CD, which includes the second song from The Sanctuary Sessions project, “It Never Rains.” This track was also recorded live and accompanied by a music video capturing the session. Several more tracks are set to be released in 2015.
In June 2015, moved by the current state of the world, Amanda wrote “Spread Love Around” – a call to action and message of love, compassion, equality and acceptance. She called upon 14 local musicians to donate their time and talent to record the track. “Spread Love Around” will be released as a single in July 2015 along with a music video that features individuals setting an example of how we can all make the world a little better each day with our small actions and choices. She will be donating all profits from the sale of the recording and associated merchandise to the non-profit organization Fibuspam, Inc. which provides free medical care to indigenous communities in Ecuador.
Her first record, the independently released EP Me Without You, reached number 8 on the iTunes Top Blues Albums chart. “Somethin’ Funny Goin’ On,” the final track on the effort, won the Vox Pop (fan’s choice) for Best Blues Song in the 2013 Independent Music Awards. In 2012, Amanda and Mikie Martel, a.k.a The MarWays, released Christmas With The MarWays to iTunes. Recorded, mixed and mastered at The Sanctuary by Martel, Christmas With The MarWays features “The Man With The Bag” and “Please Come Home For Christmas” arranged and performed by The MarWays with a little help from their friends.
In October 2014, Amanda was chosen to participate in the BandSwap program hosted by Colorado music non-profit SpokesBUZZ with showcases in Nashville and Colorado. She is scheduled to perform at the Rendezvous In the Park Festival in Moscow, ID in July 2015, with more touring dates to be announced soon.