KAMiiO :: Amanda Belle
Gig Seeker Pro

KAMiiO :: Amanda Belle

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Electronic Rock





We are featured as an artist to watch for August 2010 - Skope Magazine

"Muzik Reviews - Indie Spotlight"

Selected as the Sonic Bids Emerging Artist of The Week for the week of August 15, 2010!!!

Cover - http://www.muzikreviews.com/index.php
Our page - http://www.muzikreviews.com/porcelaincameo.php
- MuzikReviews.com

"Wildy's World - EP Review - July 27, 2010"

Porcelain Cameo - What You Are
2010, Belardinelli/Hanson

Porcelain Cameo is the nom-de-guerre of 17-year old vocalist Amanda Belardinelli, a vocal phenom fron Brantford, Ontario (small correction - Nobleton, Ontario) with a voice you can’t ignore. It’s also the name of her band. After winning multiple awards for her singing in 2009, Belardinelli set out to craft her own sound in 2010 with the help of co-writer/producer Michael Hanson (Glass Tiger). The first documented result of this pairing is Porcelain Cameo’s debut EP, What You Are.

What You Are opens with the title track, a solid does of sharp, edgy alt-rock with the right mix of hooks and relationship-inspired anger to be a hit. The energy and pop sensibility that Porcelain Cameo infuses the song with are impressive and make the song radio ready. "Hazy" is flat out great songwriting; tuneful with a melancholic feel. It's a song about not being able to divine the direction of a relationship and the feelings this can cause. Belardinelli’s voice here is a pristine alto with warm qualities that you could sit and listen to all day. "What About The Time" fights back against being shown the door in a relationship, recalling all of the wonderful memories to the one who just cut her loose and asking, in essence, if he's sure he wants to do this. The note sent with the email indicates that Porcelain Cameo intends to cut this song from the commercial release of the EP and replace it with another song to keep the EP more consistent. Big Mistake. First off, the sound through the EP as constituted isn't consistent even if "What About The Time" is excised, and secondly it's the sort of song that earns an artist name recognition.

"Beautiful Garbage" is another winner, leaning more towards an alt-rock sound. The song is edgy, full of attitude and anger, and has a driven pop sense that will make it very appealing to Alternative and Pop radio. It's another tune you won't be able to get out of your head. What You Are closes with "Push", a song written from the nether lands of relationship limbo where one party leaves the other twisting in the wind. Porcelain Cameo stands strong, unwilling to stand for such treatment in a folk/rock anti-ballad worth giving a listen or three too.

What You Are is the sort of EP that turns a local band into a regional one; a regional band into a national one. While a commercial release isn't expected until the waning months of 2010, this particular version has been available at the band's shows in and around Toronto. If Porcelain Cameo follows through with their intent to cut "What About The Time" then this EP will be the hottest Porcelain Cameo collectable going. There's no doubt that Amanda Belardinelli has the songwriting ability, persona and voice to make it big. The music business is capricious, and you never know which way a given ball will bounce, but What You Are deserves the sort of fawning attention radio usually reserves for major label artists. Porcelain Cameo has something special going on, and What You Are is a Wildy's World Certified Desert Island Disc.

Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)
- Wildy Haskell, Wildy's World


debut EP - What You Are

Hazy & Push - BikerTV (CTV)

What You Are, Hazy, Beautiful Garbage, Push are streaming on the following:
-Women of Substance Radio
-GoGirls Music Radio
-Radio Rock Cafe
-Indie 104 - LA
-Girl Rock Radio
-Womens Radio



2014 - FACTOR Grant Recipient

2013 - UK Songwriting Contest Finalist - Too Late To Turn Back

2012 - Mady New Music Fest Award Winner - Best Pop Song - Hazy

2012 - Great American Song Contest Finalist - Hazy

Toronto-area vocalist, composer, and performer, KAMiiO invites you to listen to her original electro-rock/synth-pop songs. The music demonstrates the diversity that this award-winning young vocalist is capable of, and highlights her writing skills.

Born in Toronto, raised in a suburb just north of the city and now residing in the UK, KAMiiO began studying music from an early age; classical piano at age 6, then adding classical voice at 10. She soon realized that classical wasn't for her. KAMiiOs heart and soul screamed rock.

KAMiiO s strong, power vocals have been developed by training with some of Torontos notable vocal coaches, including the acclaimed Jazz Performance Program for vocals at Humber College. KAMiiO continues to hone her vocal, songwriting and production skills overseas; currently in the UK. She has given some award-winning vocal performances. Competitions she has participated in include the Brantford Idol Teen competition, in which she was the 2009 Grand Champion; she was a semi-finalist at the CNE Rising Star in 2009, and a finalist in 2010; She was a 2009 winner at the York Region Talent Search, resulting in her Celebration of the Arts bursary; and, the Norfolk Fair Champion title was also granted to her that year.

Early writing experimentation and collaboration resulted in success for a co-written song, Hazy, when she was just 16. Hazy is the acoustic-guitar driven power-ballad. It feels like love. How did this get so hazy? sings KAMiiO. It is one of two tunes by KAMiiO that found a television placement by CTV. Hazy also garnered KAMiiO a Mady New Music Award in the pop category last July, honour finalist in the 2012 Great American Song Contest and finalist the UK Songwriting Contest.

While continuing to write and explore different styles of rock, KAMiiO found her true passion in electro-rock/synth pop. Influenced by current beat makers as well as 80s bands like Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan, Saga and Human League, she emerged with her sound that is contemporary and driving. The current lineup of songs delivers heart pounding, soul-thumping energy that will keep you moving.

Band Members