Newark, New Jersey native Amanda Holley is ready to make some noise. Her first release from her E.P., “Runaway” is a collaboration with producer/songwriters Davis, Chris & Shane Foster, the team behind (Yo GOTTI – writing, production of entire album, and feature, Iggy Azalea Productions & writing on current top 10 ALBUM) who have been on the Top 10 on the Itunes R&B & hip hop charts along with upcoming songwriter Cecily Wagner ( #2 on Mexican Pop Chart).
Miss Holley has performed live over 80 times in 18 months since her TOMMY BOY WARNER BROS. release at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, Combschella (Coachella), Highline Ballroom, W NY & LA, Toads Place, Style Fashion Week NY & LA, & the U.N. She has two songs and the title track of the film “Sharon 123” on Showtime! She also opened StyleFW NYFW Featuring Wale & Blake Kelly. Miss Holley is also starring in a new reality show in development under exec. Producer Larry Namer (founder E! Entertainment TV Networks).
Says Amanda, “I co-wrote this song at my very first studio session in Los Angeles after leaving a bad label situation and ex-boyfriend. I teamed up with Davis, Chris and Shane Foster. This is the first song of 11 on my EP! This record is my liberation – saying what I want and feel, taking my power back and really acknowledging my own power for the first time in my life.”.
With the finesse and delivery of a seasoned veteran, Amanda shows off her 5-octave range and sultry powerhouse vocals atop the hard-hitting, yet smooth, electronic Pop/R&B productions of her catalogue of songs. With an arsenal of songs ready to go, all a credit to her recent collaborations with Grammy and Oscar winning and up and coming hot producers alike, this is just the first taste of the ultra-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Amanda Holley.
“Runaway” is available on the following platforms:
Spotify URI: spotify:album:2JGw5Z2Vmgwb9Fy7zTTSr3
Spotify URL: http://open.spotify.com/album/2JGw5Z2Vmgwb9Fy7zTTSr3
Meanwhile, music is in Amanda’s blood. She grew up in the orchestra pit where her mother, a cellist, played symphonies. Her father wrote for Sarah Vaughan and her aunt wrote for, co – managed, and trained Stephanie Mills. Little Amanda engrossed herself in Whitney, Mariah, Aretha, Ella and Billie’s healing and inspiring vocals. She began playing violin at age two and performing live for thousands at age seven. As a teenager, Amanda’s lyrics and poetry were published,