940 Bonisteel Rd
We are happy to have Amanda Jean at the Old Church. She gave us a glimpse of her great talent a while ago with a couple of performances and now she returns with her her beautiful and unique song and writing styles.
“I was about five years old when my mother abruptly pulled the car over on Dundas St East in Trenton, Ontario, in front of the old Biway.
“Do that again!”, she said. So I did.
“Yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me. Yes Jesus Loves me, for the bible tells me so”.
I had been obsessed with listening to the Bodyguard soundtrack and in doing so, fell in love w Whitney Houston’s voice.
As a kid, I was always in my room singing for hours and hours, listening to RnB and pop music. You could hear Stevie, Lauryn, Donny, Mariah and Boyz II Men (on repeat) booming down my hallway.
Recently, I asked mom (when it hit me that I had expressed loving music and singing at a very early age), “weren’t you excited to see me spending all my playtime singing in my bedroom?” Her response, “I knew you were serious when you asked for a microphone for your fourth birthday”.
My mother Tara Leavey (Artist and songwriter for RCA) was always in my periphery, singing ideas into her tape recorder or warming up her voice and greatly supporting my own endeavours. I am well aware and grateful for the musical impact she has had on me.
I have been lucky enough to find myself in the same rooms as some of the greatest musical creators and performers and in response this has helped me embrace and understand my musical self better.
Lately, people have been describing the music I have written as a fusion of RnB, Country and Jazz. I like that because when it comes to creating, the possibilities are endless and I do it because that’s who I am.
Moving forward I cant wait to see (share and hear) my sound(s) unfold through the process that is music and I am grateful for all the opportunities that have lead me here.”