Singer and songwriter Amanda Pollard is no stranger to music. Since she learned to speak, Amanda was singing. She attended Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina where she majored in vocal music. 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. When asked how she feels about the nomination for the 2011 SEAs, she says: “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.”
Amanda’s life has revolved around her music. Amanda began songwriting as a teen and hopes to capture the essence of human experience in her songs. Between her songwriting ability, and amazing voice, she has a unique blend that is pleasant to the ear. When asked of her 2011 goals Amanda says: “One of my goals for 2011 is to continue to improve not only as an artist, but also as an individual. I never want to get to a place where I’m simply complacent and stop working hard!”
There is no complacency in this rising star! Performing show after show, week after week, writing, recording etc…she stays focused! What does the future hold for Ms. Pollard? Amanda is currently working on new music with some major record label executives and producers! It’s only the beginning for this amazing talent!
So keep an eye open, and an ear listening! Amanda Pollard WILL be a household name!
Download Amanda’s EP from Itunes:http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/amanda-pollard-ep/id371229597
Follow her on twitter: www.twitter.com/amandas_music
Website is forthcoming!