Date(s) - 28/05/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Underground Theatre
“If Dusty Springfield were alive she’d say ‘That’s my girl!'” (Grammy Winning US Producer Jon Tiven)
Amanda St John is a soulful singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland. She is a mainstay on the Irish radio, festival and gig circuit and has been described as “An incredible vocal performer and songwriter” by BBC Radio Ulster’s Ralph McLean.
Her debut album ‘Grow’ was launched in May 2016 and has received rave reviews and worldwide airplay including a national advert campaign for The Rio Olympics for the title track ‘Grow’. With comparisons to Dusty Springfield and Imelda May she has worked with artists like Brian Kennedy, Duke Special, Eddi Reader, Mary Coughlan and Jon Tiven (Grammy winning Nashville writer/producer who has worked with BB King, Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones etc…). Gaining substantial media interest in Ireland and the UK including extensive airplay on the BBC (including an upcoming Radio 2 live session) and RTE as well as reviews in Hotpress Magazine & The Irish Times Amanda is fast establishing herself as one to watch. She has also just filmed a live session with legendary broadcaster ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and with many festival slots and an ongoing tour of UK and Ireland, 2017 is set to be the best year yet for St John!
Examples of Press so far:
“The songs echo jazz/soul/gospel greats such as Etta James, Odetta and Billie Holiday.” (Irish Times)
“An incredible vocal performer and wonderfully talented songwriter.” (Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster)
“Amanda St John is totally in control of her craft and could be a huge international star”. (John Kearns Irish News and Cool FM)
“An incredibly emotional and infectious listening experience” (Folk & Tumble)