Please the audience or yourself?

Blonde singer Amanda Easton posing

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Hi there, I strongly believe that performers should try to ‘please’ their audience. That could mean inspiring them to dance, taking them on a nostalgia trip or moving them in some other way. When someone comes to a show, I want them to get their money’s worth and more. Part of that is choosing the […]

Sinead I love ya, but…

Emperors new clothes

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Hi there, I saw Sinead O’Connor at The Opera House recently and her voice was in fine form, her band was firing and she was adorable in her shyness. I’ve been a long term Sinead fan and her breakthrough album ‘The Lion and the Cobra’ remains in my personal top 10 Albums of All Time. […]

5 Reasons you SHOULD Sing Covers

poster for Blondie vs Pretenders show

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Hi there, I know, last blog I said there were 5 Good Reasons NOT to Sing Covers…but a record does have two sides, right?! 1. Practising your Craft: Being an original artist is, ah, an art! But it is also a craft. Singers with good breath control, pitch, delivery and range can highlight their art much […]

5 Reasons NOT to sing Covers

Half Amanda Easton,half Lady Gag

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Hi there, I’ve spent a lot of cyber inches defending the practice of singing ‘other people’s songs’ but today I’m going to be the Devil’s Advocate. Here’s why you should not sing covers if you want to be an original music artist:      1. Branding Badly – The pilgrimage from disco queen territory to cool indie princess land […]

Shaking my Booty for Bryan Adams

Amanda Easton and Bryan Adams

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Aka: Money for Nothing and your Chicks for free? Hi there, So, Bryan Adams was on a world tour. In each city he played he would recruit half a dozen models to strut the stage with him in his opening number. At the time, I was working as a cover band singer, six nights a […]

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