Amanda St John Band
Amanda St John is a Soul/R&B/Pop singer from Belfast and is due to release her debut album ‘Grow’ in May 2016. A mainstay on the Northern Ireland radio, festival and gig circuit she has built up a great following and her album is eagerly anticipated by the critics.
The album includes collaborations with David Lyttle (MOBO nominated Jazz musician) and Jon Tiven (Nashville writer/producer who has worked with BB King, Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones etc…) as well as a guest appearance from local Jazz legend Linley Hamilton.
Amanda has been singing in cover bands since the age of 14 and only just committed to a career as an original artist in 2013 after a near death experience in a car accident. This experience gave her some perspective on what she wanted out of life and helped her to over-come fears and finally start to live her dream.
She is an incredible live performer and is known for her passionate and powerful vocals and stage presence. She has supported artists like Brian Kennedy, Duke Special, Eddie Reader (or Fairground Attraction), Bap Kennedy, Kaz Hawkins, and Grammy Nominee Tift Merritt as well as performing at many of N.Irelands largest festivals including main stage at Sunflower Fest, Stendhal Festival of Art, East Side Arts Festival, BelNash Festival, Hilden Beer Fest, Dalriada Festival etc….
St John has received excellent press and radio play of her previous releases and is loved by Ralph McLean and Gerry Kelly of BBC Radio Ulster as well as Cool FM’s John Kearns and is also lauded by the likes of Hotpress Magazine and Culture NI.
“An incredible vocal performer and wonderfully talented songwriter.” Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster
“Amanda St John is totally in control of her craft and could be a huge international star”. John Kearns Irish News and Cool FM
“Feisty and fresh soul infused vocals…a must listen,” Hot Press Magazine
“A dynamic singer/songwriter with an appetite for crafting stirring, soulful songs.” Chordblossom.com.
“An emerging artist destined to write a long musical story,” Culturenorthernireland.org.