Amanda Davids

Amanda Davids

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandAlternativeFunk

Enter the musical realm of Amanda Davids, where sonic boundaries are overthrown and myriad genres assimilated into one sound, Funk Rock. With a new “hold nothing back” sound, and armed with her Piano, Hammond Organ and a raging Soulful voice Amanda Davids presents her gritty fusion to the world.

Biography

“If you’re about the music, BE ABOUT THE MUSIC” - AMANDA DAVIDS

Enter the musical realm of Amanda Davids, where sonic boundaries are overthrown and myriad genres assimilated into one sound, Funk Rock. With a new “hold nothing back” sound, Amanda Davids presents her gritty fusion to the world. Taking inspiration from revolutionary innovators before her, such as Muse, Massive Attack, Parliament, Prince, The Roots, Herbie Hanckock, and Pink Floyd, Davids has created her own unique musical vision. Armed with her Piano, Hammond Organ and a raging Soulful voice, Amanda Davids ignites a stage with evocative songwriting and untamed Funk, rooted in Prog Rock, improvisation and Urban beats.

Her whirlwind 2014 tour schedule included performances in the 2014 Northern Lights Oktoberfest in Sudbury and over 25 stops in different cities across North America. Since releasing her debut EP in 2012 “Distinguishable inDifference”, Amanda Davids has been amassing fans worldwide. Touring the UK after the launch, and then returning home to perform in the, 2012 NXNE Festival, 2012 Oakville Jazz Festival, 2012 Sudbury Jazz Festival, followed by the 2013 Canadian Music Week, Sault Ste Marie’s 2013 Downtown Queen Street Festival and initial North American tours, Amanda Davids’ distinctive vision has emerged as a musical force to be reckoned with.

With emphasis on improvisation and unusual arrangements Amanda Davids’ Funk Rock has evolved into a musical form like no other. Davids’ diverse performance background ranging from small acoustic stages to large outdoor festivals enables her to deliver a performance for any stage. Davids’ high energy Funk Rock audiences should expect to see her full rig as she performs on two keyboards (Hammond XK3-C and Korg SV-1) with her band FunkRiders;  8string guitarist, MPC Player and drummer. Her spine tingling vocals carry over the tight arrangements, dynamic instrument lines and digging urban beats. In more intimate and laid back settings you can find her solo with just keyboard and vocals or with any combination of her accompanying instrumentalists. Equally as enticing, her easy going sets have an Acid Jazz flavor.

Since the release of "Distinguishable in Difference" in 2012, the tough roads of a tightly packed touring schedule and the relentless pursuit of an independent artist has added a hard edge to Davids’ style. While maintaining her dedication to the evolution of popular music, Davids prepares her fans for her upcoming releases in 2015. With a heavier Electro production flavor, biting vocals, banging hip hop drums and organ distortion to incite the most elusive of emotions, Amanda Davids’ multi-layered musical fusion will be a fierce new addition to the music industry.






Discography

2008 " Amanda Davids" 3 Song Demo

2011 " Naughty Boy" Single Release

2012 " Distinguishable in Difference" EP

2015 "Not that Easy" Single Release

Set List

Amanda Davids' live performance is versatile and always unique. With a diverse performance background ranging from small acoustic venues to large outdoor festivals Davids has a performance for any stage. For high energy shows, expect to see her full rig as she performs on two keyboards (Hammond XK3-C and Korg SV-1) with her band FunkRiders;  8string guitarist, MPC Player and drummer. Her spine tingling vocals carry over the, dynamic instrument lines and digging urban beats to make her Funk Rock style. In more intimate settings you can find her solo  just keyboard and vocals or with any combination of  her band members. Equally as enticing, her easy going sets have an Acid Jazz Flavor.  To preview more footage of Amanda Davids live please visit www.youtube.com/amandadavids

Typical set arrangements are as follows:

1. 3 x 50min

2. 1.5 hours

3. 50 min