KAMiiO :: Amanda Belle

KAMiiO :: Amanda Belle

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
SoloElectronicRock

My first language is music

Biography

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.

Lyrics

Hazy

Written By: Amanda Belle

HAZY
Lyrics by Amanda Belle

I never knew what I got myself into
I couldn’t stop myself from falling into love with you
It’s hard for me to say this, to understand it’s for the best
But loving you has left me bleeding just like all the rest.

[CHORUS]
You say nothings gonna change
That it’ll stay the same
It’s like we’re playing a game with love
It’s hazy, hazy
You act like it’s all hate
But lemme get it straight
It feels like love, how did this get so
Hazy, hazy

I’ll never know
I’ll never know

Don’t try to tell me everything will be alright
It’s hard enough for me to get myself to sleep at night
Take a single moment to realize I’m still alive
And I’ll live my life believing it was all a lie

[CHORUS]
You say nothings gonna change
That it’ll stay the same
It’s like we’re playing a game with love
It’s hazy, hazy
You act like it’s all hate
But lemme get it straight
It feels like love, how did this get so
Hazy, hazy

Is there something wrong with me or is there something there that I can’t see
I’ve tried so hard to get away from you
If I could have it my way, really wish that I could make you stay
I’ve got to face the truth; it’s something I could never do

[CHORUS]
You say nothings gonna change
That it’ll stay the same
It’s like we’re playing a game with love
It’s hazy, hazy
You act like it’s all hate
But lemme get it straight
It feels like love, how did this get so
Hazy, hazy

Push

Written By: Amanda Belle

PUSH
Lyrics by Amanda Belle

(I’ve) heard of fantasies
From across the seas
Plan it any way
Love can convey

(If) it was really true
(Then) I would be with you
(There’s) something that you hide
You keep it locked inside

[CHORUS]
Don’t leave me hanging for an answer
Don’t leave me here to watch me fall
Only a fool would wait for love to catch us all

Don’t try to fight me off for wanting
Won’t let you follow in those tracks
Only a fool would think that I wouldn’t push back

Was I always wrong?
Has it been this long?
I didn’t understand
You had this planned

When I close my eyes
(And) think of all your lies
I’ll wish I didn’t care
(Or) that I want you there

[CHORUS]
Don’t leave me hanging for an answer
Don’t leave me here to watch me fall
Only a fool would wait for love to catch us all

Don’t try to fight me off for wanting
Won’t let you follow in those tracks
Only a fool would think that I wouldn’t push back

No Matter What

Written By: Amanda Belle

NO MATTER WHAT
Lyrics by Amanda Belle

[Chorus]

(No matter what)
You’ll see better days
(No matter what)
Get on your knees and pray
(No matter what)
I’m not here to stay
No matter what, no matter what I do

(No matter what)
It’s gonna be this way
(No matter what)
I ain’t got nothing to say
(No matter what)
I don’t wanna play
No matter what, no matter what I do

[Verse 1]

Don’t try to tell me
I’ve changed lately
I can hear them talking
They tell me that I’m crazy
Baby it don’t hurt me
What’s there to worry?
No need to hurry
I’ve got the whole night
Won’t you spend it with me?
Spare you from my memory

(Let me go, let me breathe, gotta get away)

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]

Whatcha gotta say that for?
You know I’m not like her
Baby, I’m much better
Trade her in for me, yeah
Leave her and you’ll see that
I’m not your typical
Artificial, pitiful girl
I am who I am
Maybe you’ll believe me
Baby, won’t you let me

(Let you go, let me breathe, gotta get away)

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

Nananana nana nananana no matter what, no matter what I do [x2]
Yeahhhh no matter what I do

[Chorus]

Discography

debut EP - What You Are

Placements:
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

Set List

Various original and originally covered songs.