Chanteuse /shahn’ters/, n. (Fr.) Singer, esp. nightclub singer. Esp. singer - in smoky, red velvet type nightclub - of songs about love lost and found…and lust.
Flame-haired Sydney artist Amanda Easton releases ‘Chanteuse’ – the follow up to the self-titled debut which delivered two Top 10 indie chart tunes and radio play nation-wide. It still features the contagious pop we’ve come to expect from Amanda, but this is an electronica-pop album with a tinge of blues and is heavily influenced by her love of jazz. Resonant double-bass and emotive muted trumpets sit alongside electronic loops and electric guitars showcasing Amanda’s rich soaring vocals in a more emotional, mature second album.
Perhaps best known as a ‘PopTart’, Amanda has performed with hundreds of different singer songwriters and bands at that weekly Sydney showcase night promoting original female-fronted music acts over the last six years. She is also one of the most in demand backing vocalists in Sydney, having toured regularly with Wendy Matthews and Richard Clapton, performed with Powderfinger and Candice Alley at the ARIA Awards and sung alongside artists such as Vanessa Amarosi, Marcia Hines and James Reyne.
‘Chanteuse’ is available from national retailers and to download from iTunes and all major e-tailers.
Amanda plays live regularly with her band all over Sydney - often at the Basement, Opera Bar and Marble Bar. See www.amandaeaston.com for her updated calendar.
“these songs are so accessible and melodic you can’t quite figure out why she hasn’t been snapped up by some major label looking for a real – as against manufactured – pop diva” The Drum Media’s Michael Smith on Amanda’s debut album (out through WildCat Records).
The full line-up (varies according to the gig) consists of a drummer triggering electronic loops and sounds, electric and acoustic guitar, upright bass, keys, trumpet and a backing vocalist along with Amanda on lead vocals.
‘Chanteuse’ long play album is available from Aussie national retailers (through MGM) and to download from iTunes, CDBaby and all major e-stores.
**'Falling In' single released on WildCat Records. No. 7 on AIR charts. Top 10 on some commercial regional radio stations and 3 months regular rotation on Sydney's major metro station Nova 96.9.
**Debut album 'Amanda Easton' released through WildCat Records in 2005. Available from www.amandaeaston.com and all major e-stores including iTunes.
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“…The power of this track lies with Amanda's impressive vocals which are backed up with a catchy as ...“…The power of this track lies with Amanda's impressive vocals which are backed up with a catchy as hell beat and an instantly remembered chorus..pop with substance...offers an edge to anyone fed up with manufactured pop.”
Amanda in Wonderland
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"The first thing that strikes you about the debut self-titled album from Amanda Easton, released on ..."The first thing that strikes you about the debut self-titled album from Amanda Easton, released on her own label, WildCat Records, after the fact that these songs are so accessible and melodic you can’t quite figure out why she hasn’t been snapped up by some major label looking for a real – as against manufactured – pop diva, is just how diverse this album is. Essentially, this ia a songwriter's album. "
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Amanda Easton is nothing if not enthusiastic - this red headed pop bombshell has a palpable energy t...Amanda Easton is nothing if not enthusiastic - this red headed pop bombshell has a palpable energy that permeates her recorded work, and a spunk that works equally as well on the stage. Don't be fooled though - she is not your average PopTart...
'Skin'. this newest offering from the flame-haired Aussie is infectious to say the least. It will definitely get under you skin..it has all the ingredients needed for your usual pop song, However, Amanda's voice is not your usual Britney kind of voice, it's a little deeper, grittier and appears to have a lot more substance than her American rivals. It is a little more individual.
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Amanda wraps her rich tones around a song…that slinks in the room, and rubs itself up against your l...Amanda wraps her rich tones around a song…that slinks in the room, and rubs itself up against your leg in a delightfully shiver inducing manner. Our own Pat Benatar.
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If anything, you've just got to respect Mandy's perseverance and work ethic, and the good intentiona...If anything, you've just got to respect Mandy's perseverance and work ethic, and the good intentiona of running PopTarts to give pop chicks a place to play. She didgs deep into her own pocket to put out records like this - unashamedly commercial dance pop that should be blaring through the p.a.'s of shopping centres across the nation or soudntracking summer promotional campaigns for TV stations (neither of those options is to be taken as an insult either). She brings in Butterfly 9's Matt Fell to produce and he puts more of the nexessary pop sheen on it.
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Amanda Easton delivers her new single 'Skin'. It is more of a pop sounding track this time and it is...Amanda Easton delivers her new single 'Skin'. It is more of a pop sounding track this time and it is driven by Amanda's powerful yet sensuous voice over some wickedly throbbing beats and general sonic chaos. She is an excellent performer live and is really worth seeing when in Canberra. Interesting!
*Two sets x 30 minutes of all original material.
*Up to 3 x 45 minutes sets of jazz, lounge and soul covers and/or original tunes.
Summertime - Nina Simone
It’s Alright With Me - Harry Connick Jnr
The Man That Got Away - Barbra Striesand
Feelin’ Good - Nina Simone
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Protection – Massive Attack
One Note Samba - Stan Getz
Fly Me to The Moon - Frank Sinatra
A Woman's Worth - Alicia Keys
Lady is a Tramp -Ella Fitzgerald
Teardrop – Massive Attack
Missing – Everything But the Girl
Ooh La La – Goldfrapp
Glory Box – Portishead
Get it On – T.Rex
Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobin
All I Need – AIR
All of Me - Frank Sinatra
Mercy – Duffy
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
100 Days, 100 Nights - Sharon Jones & Dapkings
Sing it Back – Moloko
History Repeating – Propellerheads & S. Bassey
Can't Help Lovin' That Man - Lena Horne
Ain't Misbehavin' - Dinah Washington
Feel Like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
Fever - Peggy Lee
There are no upcoming dates at this time.