Amanda Kaletsky

Amanda Kaletsky

 Stamford, Connecticut, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Amanda, a pop-rock singer-songwriter is creating a buzz with her unique lyrics, refreshing melodies and strong vocals. With several tracks recently featured on MTV's "The Hills", others on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, and an opening gig for Coldplay, her next album is sure to catch attention.

Biography

"Amanda Kaletsky has the voice of a pop star, but the soul of a singer/songwriter. Her infectious [music] finds a middle ground between New York's homey downtown clubs and the polish of Top 40 radio." - Relix Magazine

Jumping from guitar to piano and back, Amanda delivers songs that are tastefully built around passion and melody. Nurtured by influences such as Sam Cooke and Carole King, her introspective music ranges from sultry blues inspired love songs to power-driven pop hits, all carried by her emotional vocal performances.

Her music has been featured on MTV, ABC, NBC, and FOX, and along with her first EP, “Wait”, Amanda has sold over 2,000 copies and is in radio rotation from the Northeast to Hawaii. She was also recently hand-picked by Coldplay to open for the band in her home state of Connecticut at the XL Center.

Surrounded by a love of music at an early age, Amanda trained as a classical violinist from the age of four. At the age of 13, she broadened her focus by learning guitar and piano, and began developing her vocal skills with the nationally recognized Elm City Girls Choir. Armed with years of classical training and non-classical influences, Amanda eventually found a personal balance in singing/songwriting.

Amanda is currently working on a third, full-length release, while continuing to perform at a variety of venues in the Northeast. She has also sung the National Anthem for the New York Islanders, New York Mets, at Lincoln Financial Field, Madison Square Garden, and at other professional sporting events.

For video please visit Amanda's website at www.amandakaletsky.com

© Amanda Kaletsky 2010. All rights reserved.

Lyrics

Please Forgive Me

Written By: Amanda Kaletsky

Please forgive me if I seem a little quiet
I’m just waiting for the rain
It’s been so long since it came and washed away
All the sorrow and the pain

Is it time to say goodbye already
I would rather just say goodnight
‘Cause you’re my one true love, and now you’ll be
The meaning of my life

We always seemed to have this smile between us
Something no one else could ever know
The rain is coming and I hope you feel it
As you go

Does this really have to be the ending
I would rather not see the light
‘Cause you’re my one true love, and now you’ll be
The meaning of my life

Do I really have to give up wanting
I would rather just stay and fight
‘Cause you’re my one true love, and now you’ll be
The meaning of my life

Please forgive me if I seem a little tired
But I finally found what I mean
So I will say goodnight, and not goodbye
‘Cause I’ll see you in my dreams

Trust Me

Written By: Amanda Kaletsky

To hang it all on me, you gotta trust me, trust me
To hang it all on me, you gotta trust me, trust me...

Don't say I don't try
Don't say I don't fight
Don't say you know better
'Cause I know better than to listen to the voices in your head

Hang it all on me, you gotta trust me, trust me
I'm trying to live a dream, you gotta trust me, trust me

I will take this road
But you can't follow
I have got to go alone
And though I know you know, that I'm afraid
Baby, all I'm asking is that you believe

Hang it all on me, you gotta trust me, trust me
I'm trying to live a dream, you gotta trust me, trust me
The world is not what it seems you gotta trust me, trust to
Hang it all on me, you gotta trust me trust me

Hang it all on me, you gotta trust me, trust me
I'm trying to live a dream, you gotta trust me, trust me
The world is not what it seems you gotta trust me, trust to
Hang it all on me, you gotta trust me trust me

Say Goodbye

Written By: Amanda Kaletsky

I'll say I love you, even if you don't hear
Because I need to, know that I have come here
The scene is changing, and I don't want to lose the light
To paint this picture
Please stay here

Time keeps moving, even though you stopped the clocks
It doesn't give a damn, if you're ready or not
And now I'm sitting here, knowing there's nothing I can do
But say to close your eyes, and say that we'll remember you

And I will try, to keep the tears deep inside
So you don't think that it's time for us to say goodbye
Goodbye

And I will try, to keep the tears deep inside
So you don't think that it's time for us to say goodbye
Goodbye

So I will try, to keep the tears deep inside
'Cause I know you know that it's time for us to say goodbye
Goodbye

Without You

Written By: Amanda Kaletsky

This is the song you were afraid I'd write
Every time I get up at night
You fell in love with the idea of me
Now you're trying to change all the things yo couldn't see

Maybe I'd be better without you
Maybe you should know, that I could go
If I had the mind, to go on without you
I could convince myself, that I could be someone else
But I don't want anyone else but you

How many times can you apologize
And I forgive you every time
You've held my hand when life has made me hurt
But the words that you say, they hurt so much worse

Maybe I'd be better without you
Maybe you should know, that I could go
If I had the mind, to go on without you
I could convince myself, that I could be someone else
But I don't want anyone else but you

There are times when all we seem to do is fight
But then there are moments when I need you in my life

Maybe I'd be better without you
Maybe you should know, that I could go
Maybe I'd be better without you
Maybe you should know, that I could go
If I had the mind, to go on without you
I could convince myself, that I could be someone else
I've tried to tell myself, that I should find someone else
But I don't want anyone else but you

Discography

EP: Wait
EP: Between You & Me

Amanda's music is featured on several college and internet radio stations around the country.

Set List

Amanda is currently playing shows of anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.