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Too Old to Sing?

Amanda singing


Hi there, I had my 25th birthday while living in Japan, where I was singing with cover bands and writing songs. The Japanese always seemed obsessed with age to me. On meeting someone new, the questions would invariably be, in this order: “Where are you from?” and “How old are you?” When I answered ’25’ […]

I Hid my Old Self under the Floorboards


Hi there, I was with a group of neighbours at a friend’s house recently and everyone was playing around giving commands to his new voice activated assistant aka ‘Google Home’. One friend shouted out ‘Hey Google, play Amanda Easton’ and it dutifully did a search of Youtube and started playing one of my songs. Trouble […]

Wanna be a Singer? Read This First!

Amanda singing in front of band

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‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ ‘I want to be a singer in a band!’ An older, very experienced musician said to me recently that in ‘his day’ you had to have ‘a‘ band in order to work 5 nights a week, but that now you have to have 5 bands […]

Smaller the audience, the harder!

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Hi there, At first glance this might look like a blog bemoaning lack of audiences at live music nowadays. Fear not! That is a well-worn whinge and I’m going somewhere else.  I’ve been lucky enough from time-to time, to perform in front of big audiences. I think the largest was an Australia Day show in front […]

Why I’m OK with being a Dag

Amanda Easton in front of red velvet curtains


Hi there, If you’re not from Australia I might need to explain ‘dag’. If you look in a dictionary, it will tell you it’s the dung-covered wool that hangs off a sheep’s bum. Yes I really did just say that and no, that’s not the kind of dag I am. A ‘dag’ is similar to […]

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