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Amanda King

Amanda King is a classic chanteuse who performs little known gems from the 1930’s and 40’s as well as standards from the Great American Songbook. Possessing a smoothness of voice and surety of style, she has been hailed in the San Francisco Sentinel as “the right voice for the very best in American songwriting”. Passionate about finding and preserving her treasury of vintage songs, Amanda masterfully interprets the music she adores.

Professionally trained and experienced as an actor and one of the youngest Apprentices at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Amanda’s career as a singer began a few years after moving to San Francisco. She entered the Bay Area Cabaret Competition in 2003 on a lark and eventually became a finalist. Later she began making appearances in showcases throughout the Bay Area and developing a devoted following. That group grew substantially with her acclaimed one-woman show “It’s About Damn Time!” which ran in the fall of 2007 at the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. The success of that show brought more opportunity, and the appreciation from audiences and musicians alike emboldened her to mount a show entitled “Chanteuse”, at San Francisco’s famed Empire Plush Room in January 2008. It was met with great acclaim and solidified her reputation as a solo performer of note. That show became the basis for her first CD “Chanteuse”.

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