Seattle-based art-pop chanteuse and maestro AMANDALA announces that on Thursday, August 17, she’ll be playing 17 songs live at The Triple Door, and she set up all of the production herself.
“I’ll be playing a little piano, keys, violin, Indian harmonium, and even a bit of acoustic guitar! “There will also be a full band — absolutely great players most of who had never played together before this gig or even met before this gig — because I like to bring together musicians. It’s such a lovely experience for me and for them!”
For the Triple Door show, besides AMANDALA the band will also have nine musicians, including three classically trained cellists.
“The sound and vibe of this gig will be elevated and expansive,” AMANDALA says. “I’ll also be doing songs from my previous two experimental albums, and then newer tracks from the two albums I released last year.”
Compared to the likes of Björk and The Cranberries, AMANDALA’s distinctive voice and sweet stage presence meets artistic and rich layered music that embodies classical flavors with dream pop, lots of harmonies and thought provoking lyrics.
Amanda Lamprecht, better known by her stage name AMANDALA, is a Seattle-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Cape Town, South Africa. AMANDALA self-released two experimental solo albums Tanzanite and Make This Real between 2007-2012 for which she created all the instrumentation herself.
In 2015 she teamed-up with producer and co-owner of London Bridge Studio Jonathan Plum to co-write her first professional studio album Far and Wide. The album was recorded and produced by Jonathan Plum at London Bridge and mastered by Glenn Schick. The critically lauded Andrew Joslyn (violinist for Macklemore) and Davey Brozowski (traveling drummer for Modest Mouse) played on her album. Far and Wide was released with a music video “Nothing” (linked above) and a CD release show at Seattle’s Triple Door.
In the same year AMANDALA also wrote her first ever Afrikaans album Alles wat jy Lief het, which was recorded at both Earwig Studios in Seattle working with studio owner Don Farwell, and at Sunset Recording Studios in Stellenbosch, South Africa working with producer Jürgen Von Wechmar.
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