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Amanda Marshall

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1995 – present)

Amanda Marshall (born August 29, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian pop-rock singer.

Marshall studied music extensively in childhood, attending the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, but she first grabbed attention while attending high school at Jarvis Collegiate, often performing as an ‘opening act’ for other local bands performing cover songs by artists like Janis Joplin at venues like The Concert Hall, The Horseshoe Tavern, and Lee’s Palace. While performing on the Queen Street West bar scene she eventually met guitarist Jeff Healey, who was struck by her powerful voice and took her on tour. She was subsequently signed to a management contract by Jeff’s drummer, Tom Stephen, who had formed Forte Management and Forte Records to handle Jeff’s career, and Tom successfully negotiated a record deal with Sony’s Epic Records.

In 1995, Marshall released her self-titled debut album, and it was a massive hit in Canada, spawning six Top 40 hits — “Let It Rain”, “Beautiful Goodbye”, “Dark Horse”, “Fall From Grace”, “Sitting on Top of the World” and “Birmingham”. Unfortunately, it was not immediately released in the USA, and it did not receive the same radio attention when it eventually hit the shelves; although it did crack Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart for several months. The album remains her biggest hit internationally. Elton John described Amanda as “his favourite new American artist” while being interviewed on Late Night with David Letterman, when asked who he’s listening to.

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  • satan_88_level

    ^_^

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • saoirse14

    @softlord - I hadn't heard about that. Can't wait to hear it!

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • softlord

    So psyched for a new record this year!

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • coanta

    Love Lift Me, is not in Top Tracks? curios, is a good one!

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Tartarospu

    Come back, Amanda! (2)

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • monroe0626

    Come back, Amanda!

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Beeblebrox74

    really loved her voice - and the third album was really trash. would like to hear some new stuff though. but then more rock/blues/folk style like in her beginnings...

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • jmratliff

    Amanda Marshall, where are you?

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • duke3868

    It's nice to see Last FM is working so seemlessly.

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jadedingenue

    I've always liked what I heard but just recently dug deeper. It took me too long. She is amazing!

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • hdsander

    Missing Amanda like crazy... hoping for a come back soon!

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • coanta

    i discover this artist recently, but really Rocksssssssss!

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • MyMusicMyDivas

    I love her ♥ Amanda ♥ <3

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    See my eyes, don't see what I see Touch my tongue, don't know what tastes good to me Its the human condition that keeps us apart Everybody's got a story that could break your heart Yeah everybody's got a story that could break your heart \o/ \o/

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • franciscogrilo

    so underrated :(

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Xo-GosSipGuy-Xo

    it's to to let you go, it's time to say good bye <3

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • franciscogrilo

    Amanda Marshall, one of the best albums I ever heard in my life!

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • coachie

    I listened to her first album alot when it came out, but lost track of her eversince, should really get in touch with her newer stuff.

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • bebesel

    oooops...

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
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