Amanda Shaw is a singer-songwriter who simply compels you to listen. With her evocative, distinct voice as described by one reviewer, her accomplished vocals will ‘mesmorise’ you. Throughout her childhood and teens Amanda performed in many shows and musicals. Having written songs since the age of 13, her vocal and song-writing style has been shaped from her earliest to present day musical influences, some of her main influences include Tori Amos, Lucie Silvas, Delta Goodrem, Celine Dion, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, and all styles of music from across a broad range of genres.
She has been working with Deuce Management and Promotions as a featured artist and is currently attaining worldwide airplay through radio. Last year she won a competition through this company based on her vocal style and song-writing to produce a single with T2 Productions who work with major label artists based in Hong Kong, being the first UK artist they have worked with, and the track was mastered by Earle Holder who mastered for Public Enemy.
Throughout the last few years she has worked with producers on creating a catalogue of songs, and is now working with MJS Music on producing her first album. Her songs are all available for use under licence by bands/ singers/ TV/ Film and other commercial uses.
This year Amanda is completing an album with MJS Music with the aim being on producing an industry ready product. This will entail a re-working of some ideas that sparked her passion for writing music from the beginning. The overall aim of the project is to create music that has influences from film music, atmospheric ethereal, with a commercial edge and folk vibe.' Instrumentation will include flute, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, string arrangements, drums, and effects used in a way that compliments the arrangement and overall theme of each song, portraying the expression of ideas and bringing about something unique that people can relate to, and feel inspired by.
A few quotes:
‘With her haunting voice and powerful lyrics Amanda knows how to reach her audience through her music, you can’t help but compare her to some of the great female vocalists, and with her intuition and style she holds her own amongst them.’ Vanessa Chaplin
"'Amanda Shaw is a very talented songwriter. Amanda's evocative and distinct voice, thought provoking lyrics and piano tracery simply compel you to listen. Her songwriting is both rich in melody and expression.'" Paul Dunton - Promoter at The Grey Lady Music Lounge
"Swirling piano figures weave their way around strong melodies. Amanda Shaw's accomplished vocals will mesmerise you."
- Robin Coward, Alicats
"She has an incredible voice. Not unlike Enya and others like her. "
- Andy, www.aiiradio.net
"'Amanda Shaw's music varies from folky to ethereal operatics, all of it with a downtempo, new age sheen. Her version of 'Whisper of Angels' (based on Gabriel Faure's 1887 chart smash Pavane in F-Sharp minor Opus 50, pop pickers!) showcases the heavenly pitch of her vocals to stunning effect. Shaw's own compositions fall somewhere between Tori Amos and Enya, accompanied by a soft mix of light instrumental and electronic touches.'"
- East Magazine