Ballymena store Red Star Music will welcome Amanda St John at the end of this month. Amanda will play at the store on John Street on Saturday 30th May. Red Star Music have already welcomed musicians such as Owen McGarry and Saffyre to their Unplugged Sessions.
Amanda St John is a Soul & Blues singer originally from Glenariffe who has been compared to Dusty Springfield, Paloma Faith & Imelda May. She is known for her emotive and powerful vocals! Click here to find out more about Amanda and her music.
“Ever since she first set foot onstage at the tender age of 14 it was obvious to anyone in attendance that blues and folk-informed, soul-infused, Belfast-based songstress Amanda St John had a voice that could charm the stars from the sky. After learning her trade performing in cover bands for a number of years, the chanteuse, who has collaborated with some of Northern Ireland’s best and brightest talents (such as Duke Special, Ben Glover, ex-INXS frontman Ciaran Gribbin and Simon McBride), reinvented herself in 2012 as a singer/songwriter and, a year later, released her debut EP of original material ‘Where Is The Man’ to much critical acclaim.
Born out of a near death experience which prompted her to re-evaluate her life, the collection of torch songs saw St John put her apprenticeship to good use and it captured the hearts of many music lovers. Buoyed by extensive radio play and a sold-out show at the Black Box in Belfast, the singer, who was born and raised in the rural village of Glenariffe, then released the rockabilly and jazz-tinged ‘Big Strong Man’ on March 2014 and the infectious number firmly established her as a versatile artist with a keen ear for a hook.” (Source)
Costing £5 which can be paid at the door this is set to be an evening of good music and stunning vocals. Mark it in your diary and get listening to Amamda St John before her performance at Red Star Music in Ballymena.