Rising singer and songwriter Amanda Pollard is no stranger to music. Singing since she learned to speak, Amanda was formally introduced to music as a child. She attended Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina where she majored in vocal music becoming a classically trained first soprano. Amanda combines her impressive classical training with jazz and musical theater experience to create a dynamic range of vocal abilities. Her performance resume includes National Anthem performances for the Carolina Panthers, the former Charlotte Hornets, the Charlotte Knights, and the 2009 North Carolina Underground Music Awards where Amanda was nominated for Best Female R&B Artist. With countless performances in the Charlotte area where she receives high accolades for her live shows, Amanda was awarded the 2010 Carolina Music Award for Best Female R&B Artist. Having evolved beyond the borders of her home state of North Carolina, Amanda is most recently nominated for a 2011 Southern Entertainment Award , an award ceremony that honors the best in entertainment throughout 12 Southern states. “It is such an honor to be nominated for an award that has been won by platinum selling artists like T.I., Drake and Nicki Minaj”, she said. “To hear my name mentioned in the same awards ceremony as these artists is amazing.”
Blessed with a natural gift of writing, Amanda began songwriting as a teen and hopes to capture the essence of human experience in her songs. “People get sad, get their hearts broken, and fall in love. But people also wonder what life is all about, they want to inspire others, they get happy, get hype, dance and go out,” she said. “I want to capture all of that in my music and I’m inspired by everyone and everything around me.”
With hopes of becoming a major recording artist, Amanda is an active member of ASCAP and has the determination and talent to stop at nothing to make it to the top.
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