Amanda Wood : My Love

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Sell date: 11/2013
Label: CD Baby
Mfg's Catalog#: 5638210
CDC Part#: 1818866
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Amanda Wood Gifted Jazz/Pop Singer and Songwriter Soulful, Sultry and Sophisticated. Listening to Amanda Wood sing brings to mind the subtle whispers of Norah Jones, and the smoke and honey tone of Cassandra Wilson. Her music is a beautiful balance of power and emotion, standards and originals, all coming together in an Adult Contemporary/Jazz style. With her latest album, My Love, Amanda is poised to earn her place in your record collection beside other Canadian Jazz royalty, fitting perfectly between Diana Krall and Michael Buble. Amanda Wood is a highly celebrated vocalist and international touring artist. With a voice described by David Foster as'sultry and unique' she is a soulful performer with a gift for emotional story telling. Amanda is one of Western Canada's most celebrated vocalists because of her talent for delivering unforgettable performances; combining the dazzle of the voice with the entertainment value of old Hollywood. 2013 has been a year of excitement especially since Amanda just recently realized a dream by winning a major competition with the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Organization and is singing in front of 19,000 fans at Rogers Arena. The performance was such a success that she has been asked to come back and has enjoyed a very warm reception from the media and fans! 2012 found Amanda touring and performing all over China with resident gigs in both Beijing and Hong Kong. 2013 see's the release of her highly anticipated new album. Having worked with multi-Grammy award winners on her dream project she often reflects on what got her to this exciting stage of her career. Amanda has worked hard for years developing her voice, stage presence and songwriting. Amanda was thrilled to receive personal advice from Michael Buble, encouraging her to be brave and take an independent route to accomplish her goals. Amanda turned down a record deal and turned instead towards one of her biggest fans - a Canadian NHL player who together with his wife offered to invest and fund the new album. Amanda reflects that, 'Buble had said that my voice was great, I just needed a few lucky stars to align and to continue to work really hard.' His phone call and her investors were the lucky stars she needed. Amanda jokes, 'Who knew hockey and jazz mixed so well? It must be a Canadian thing.' Amanda loves old Hollywood glamour and strives to bring back that timeless elegance with this release. She partnered with the award winning Miles Black to co- produce and co-arrange her dream album. Miles also contributed two original songs to the album co-written by his writing partner Glenda Rae. A talented songwriter herself, Amanda also co-wrote four songs on the album. The album's title, My Love, talks about giving all of yourself when it comes to love and that is exactly what she did with this album. Another of her original songs is titled, One My Way To You, and was chosen for many reasons. 'I wrote this song from a very spiritual standpoint. It's all about a journey and when it came time to choose the songs for the album I realized it was a perfect fit. I hope this album travels right into the homes and hearts of my fans.' Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Canada, Amanda has a lengthy background in the performing arts having been trained on the stage for both acting and dancing from a young age. She attended University on scholarship for Musical Theatre and Academic awards. She plays multiple instruments and her acting career continues to impress in both Film and Television. One of her greatest talents is her Voice-Over acting. Amanda loves the fun challenge of combining her voice with her acting abilities in Animation, Video Games, ADR, Radio and Television as well as Narration and On- Hold work. With the International release of My Love, scheduled for November 2013, Amanda will be touring far and wide. Amanda can see that this is her moment- and she is ready for it. 'I sing because it is the most joyful expression of my soul.' - Amanda Wood 'How does one describe the strong, sultry voice that is Amanda Wood? It's as if purpose calle