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 […]

Too Old to Sing?

Amanda singing

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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

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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 […]

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