What makes Amanda Markley’s music stand out is the authenticity of her lyrics and her ability to fearlessly share her struggles and joys through the music she writes.
Amanda's songwriting career began after a spinal injury caused her to pull back from her passion of Olympic calibre horseback riding. Amanda learned to cope by writing her emotions in journals, this becoming an inspiration for her new passion in music and the lyrics of her first songs. Now able to ride again, Markley strives to inspire and give others courage to follow their own dreams.
Her first big break came when she sent a rough track of her song “Home” to the talented Scott Krippayne (author of over 15 #1 hits recorded by Jordin Sparks, Demi Lovato, Kutless to name a few). Seeing potential, he produced the album Breathe and co-wrote the track “You and Me”. Full of inspiration, borne out of her personal struggles with anxiety disorder and panic attacks, the album is about finding your purpose, trying to believe in yourself and not giving up, no matter what the odds are.
At the age of 19, Amanda Markley was chosen from Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands to play Van’s Warped Tour on the Acoustic Basement stage in Seattle. The starlet has shared the stage with artists such as Aaron Carter, Tyler Ward, William Beckett, Night Argent and more.
When not performing in an intimate setting, Amanda rocks the stage with a full band and is a regular performer at the Hard Rock Cafe, El Corazon, Chop Suey, and other iconic music houses in the Seattle area.
Markley recently wrapped up production in the studio on a slew of new tracks to be featured on her forthcoming self-titled EP. The EP features five tracks by the singer/songwriter, including the infectious dance-pop track, “Monster,” a stripped down piano version of her hit “Cold,” and a brand new track titled “Fire.” Following this EP release, Markley headed to Nashville to record a set of new tracks with notable singer/songwriter/producer Will Pugh (Cartel). Coming soon.
The songwriter’s music can be heard on Spotify, Pandora, Sirius Radio Coffee Café, and more. Follow Amanda Markley on social media for future announcements and new content.
“Music has always been a big part of my life because even if it’s other people’s music, I’ve always tried to write and record songs that are inspiring,” Markley says. “Music has helped me get through difficult times, and I love how your mood can change entirely just by listening to one song.”