For those of you who know me, I am not the biggest fan of fall. I want to stay in shorts and flip flops all year long. Fall is ok….but it just reminds me that winter is coming. And I am really resentful of cold weather. So, all of you can enjoy your pumpkin lattes while I cry on my couch watching SVU marathons waiting for warmer weather to come around. Haha! Let’s catch up, shall we?
This summer I started recording my first full length album! My band and I have worked extremely hard and we are about half way there. I am looking to release the record in the spring/early summer. There are lots of things that have to happen between now and then. I’ll be going the extra mile to get the most out of all the hard work that is being put into all of this. So far things are sounding soooooo good!
Let’s see…what else? I had a wonderful summer full of great shows and different experiences. I worked on the post production (I mixed the audio for episodes 6-10) of a musical webseries called “City of Dreams“. Jee Young Han, Jonathan Lee, and Justin Anthony Long are the amazing writers/directors/producers and Joanna Burns wrote/orchestrated/scored the music. It’s witty, hilarious and I’m really proud to have been a part of the first season. The whole season is online….so binge watch it like you do everything else! Here is link to the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OKgfmqsjw0
I have a lot of other little fun exciting plans that I’ll be executing before the release of my record. You’re going to think I’m even cooler than you already do!!! Hahaha! Thanks for reading. You rule!
A few months ago I found out that my song “Light Those Candles Bright” was nominated for an Independent Music Award (IMA) for Best Holiday Song. This was such exciting news to me because it meant that all 3 songs on my holiday EP were all nominated in the Best Holiday Song category. Makes me think I should only write holiday music. Hahaha! Well, the even better news is that I found out that “Light Those Candles Bright” won the IMA! I’m so flattered, excited and happy. Check out my interview on the IMA website: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/artist/amanda-duncan
I have a few really cool full band shows coming up that you should check out. The first show is on Thursday, August 8th for the Songwriters on the Beach Series on Belmar beach. 90.5 The Night puts on this series and it’s awesome! The other is on Sunday, August 11th at the Bethlehem Musikfest. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Musikfest. It’s such a wonderful festival with a lot of talent and great junk food! Haha!
Thanks for checking in! I hope you are kicking booty!
Wow! A lot has happened in the past month. Let me get you up to speed. A few weeks ago my bassist (Mike Basmagy) and I were given the opportunity opened for Lindsey Stirling at The Wellmont Theatre. It was a sold out crowd of 2,200 people and it was completely and totally amazing! Her fans are so incredibly nice and super cool.
A week later my band and I took a trip down to Philly to compete in The Philadelphia Songwriters Finals Competition. There were 11 acts and only 4 winning slots. To make a long story short…WE WON! The day was full with extremely talented performers…it was seriously fierce competition so I couldn’t believe it. Myself and the other 3 winners (The Vulcans, Angela Sheik, Jeff Thomas & The All Volunteer Army) get to perform at various festivals and shows throughout the summer and fall. Check out my tour page to check out where I’ll be.
I have some other things up my sleeves…so make sure to sign my mailing list (because there is going to be a free acoustic download included in the next newsletter I send out). Plus you receive an automatic download just for signing up.
Hooooooray!!!! I’m so excited to shout from the rooftops that I’m going to be opening up for violinist Lindsey Stirling this Thursday, May 9th at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Lindsey has proved that independent artists really can make it big. Check out the video of her lastest single below. It has over 58 million views! Insane. This show is sold out…so sadly if you are seeing this just now and don’t have a ticket already you won’t be able to attend. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it.
I’m really really really excited! I’ve been selected to compete in the finals of the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Showcase. The finals are being held at The Blockley in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, May 19th at 4pm. There are 11 finalists and there are only 4 winning slots. The 4 winners get a summer tour playing amazing shows and festivals. In order to win I need to have my fans and friends attend the show and vote for me (and my band). I was in this competition years ago and totally lost because I didn’t have a sea of people checking my name off on the ballot. My talent has gotten me to this far and only the audience can help me win. Feel free to say you are coming via the Facebook invite I made: facebook.com/events/448668701884884/ If you can’t attend you can always give a shout out to your Philly friends and tell them that I will hug them for a long period of time if they come. Haha!
Hello friend!!! Thank you for visiting my site. Here is a little mission statement I came up with for myself. "The purpose of my life is to continuously entertain the masses with my feel-good music and inspire audiences to smile and feel happier for having been a part of the experience." I hope I'm doing a good job for y'all. That's right, I said y'all.