Amanda Abizaid

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Performer; Songwriter; Vocalist

American Roots; Folk

Acoustic Guitar; Flute; Piano

IC-US-CA-LA-Westside

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With the international release of her album WALKING IN TWOS featuring the legendary Stephen Stills, about how stepping in someone else’s shoes can inspire world peace, Amanda Abizaid has a vision for bringing the east and west together in song through music, and a talent that is truly living her purpose, you can't help but get excited when you hear her voice. Now with Amanda’s new 2021 Pop Inspirational release of WALKING IN TWOSby Amanda and Friends, Amanda brings the us together again with a song about unity and hope to heal the world. WALKING IN TWOS was recorded with authentic vocalist and instrumentals from around the world, featuring singers representing Africa, Mexico, New Zealand, the USA and Lebanon.


Amanda is a chameleon and a master of many trades. For music fans who love an international flair with positive, conscious music that inspires, we've found the artist for you. Her vocals have been described as a cross between Sara Bareilles and Sarah McLaughlin, musically her songs are a fusion mix of Neo-soul meets World. Singer/songwriter, Amanda Abizaid’s recent album WALKING IN TWOS has won several awards from prestigious competitions such as USA Songwriting Competition, Global Music Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, Global Film Festival Awards, Clouzine International Music Awards and others. 


The New York Times thanked her for her vocals on the Emmy winning theme song, “A Place In Time,” for Paramount’s THE 4400. Amanda has had songs on LIFETIME, PARAMOUNT, THE WB, and VH1. CBS, NBC and FOX, has performed live for audiences of up to 2500 people, and was interviewed by Forbes.com and Kababayan Today with G Tongi LA 18 TV. Amanda is a tall, brunette, green-eyed singer/songwriter/flautist/pianist originally from Lebanon with a powerful, sultry voice, captivating stage presence, meaningful lyrics, and exotic melodies impossible not to take you on a journey; fans around the world have gravitated to Amanda’s instinctive musical talent, her permanent smile and infectious laughter.


Something that makes Amanda so unique is that she is also an artist who teaches songwriting and world peace to children around the world. She combines her on-stage charisma with her inspiring personal stories, original songs, and keyboards, preparing her to provide upcoming "Keynote Concerts". Amanda has performed and spoken around the world to hundreds of children through non-profit organizations. She is broadening her talents to be available for peace clubs, workshops, colleges, and conferences. 


She has collaborated with the legendary Stephen Stills and has shared the stage with other #1 best selling artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Lou Rawls Jr., David Ruffin Jr., Todd Sucherman (Styx), Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), Stephen Mark Weitz and Howard Anderson (Strawberry Alarm Clock), Bird York, Lili Haydn (Opium Moon) and many others. As a flautist she has performed with The American Victory Orchestra for several Daniel Pearl concerts and is currently a soprano singer with the Metropolitan Master Chorale. Amanda has moved audiences for the past 20 years. During her childhood, she lived in Beirut where experiencing war first hand has taken this experience and transformed it into a rare opportunity to inspire her audience through her sense of humor, peaceful and loving way of speaking. She gives children a head start from her workshops that send them off and running ahead encouraged to build on their lives using their sorrow and turning it into passion for life.


Despite growing up during a time of war, Amanda’s career as a singer/songwriter didn't materialize until she intuitively drove out and moved to Los Angeles...just a few days after she was offered a spot modeling for Chanel. Shortly after, a close friend who had heard Amanda sing at THE GIG in Hollywood, insisted that she explore the world of session singing as their production company Bosshouse Music’s only singer. Not realizing the success ahead, Amanda began singing several songs for TV and Film with actors such as Aly Sheedy and Charisma Carpenter, lip-syncing to her voice on VH1’s STRANGE FREQUENCY, starring Roger Daltrey, and singing a duet with Sebastian Bach, front man of SKID ROW. Amanda’s dream was to be a singer not a singer/songwriter, so this was indeed a dream gig for her. As she began to work with these artists, her own songwriting began to develop. Her best songwriting advice came from her mentor and now friend Stephen Stills: "write the story, play a couple of guitar hooks, and the rest will follow." 


As the "front man" of her first band BLUE, she co-wrote her first song, “Timeless,” which became the featured song of her first indie thriller sort film where she starred, FACING THE LION, from executive producer Scott Spiegel.


Amanda has received radio play from the USA and countries around the world, and has been featured on some of Southern California's most popular radio stations such as KCRW 89.9 FM. Aside from her international success, Amanda can be found teaching peace club workshops at the Los Angeles museum and can be heard performing at colleges and Cultural luncheon events. When she's not traveling, you can catch Amanda live online at Stageit.com and some of the most popular venues in her home town of Los Angeles performing at local venues such as Genghis Cohen, Molly Malone’s, Feinstein’s, large college campuses including UCLA where she has sang the star spangled banner on several occasions at Pauley Pavilion, Jackie Robinson Stadium and other highly regarded venues such as the The Mint, The Roxy and The Rainbow Room. She has also performed live on Los Angeles’s most-watched morning Pilipino news show Kababayan Today Channel 18 TV.


Interviews

Los Angeles Film Awards - https://www.lafilmawards.net/single-post/amanda

Blog Talk Radio - https://www.blogtalkradio.com/musicfriday/2018/11/09/a-lebanese-blueswoman-and-a-texan-loop-artist-amanda-abizaid-and-sydney-wright


Reviews

“Amanda is Fabulous. Really!”

~Stephen Stills


“I’d like to thank Amanda Abizaid for making TV more memorable this summer.”

~ Adam Buckman, New York Times


"Amanda Abizaid Sings in Support of Schoolchildren a World Away, With Some Help From Stephen Stills"

~Brad AuerbachForbes


“We are honored to add your name among those personalities, so that Lebanese youth can discover people like you and their achievements in different fields.”

~Micha Chahhoud, The Lebanese Broadcast Channel International


"Abizaid is stand- out talent in a city of stand-out talents."

~Patrick O'Heffernan, IndiePulse Music


"A Lebanese blues woman rocks an Irish pub in a Jewish neighborhood on World Peace Day."

~Patrick O’Heffernan, MusicFridayLive!


“You are truly a SAINT!”

~ Mark Stephen Weitz, Strawberry Alarm Clock


“A Place In Time” performance “sheer perfection”, “one of the greatest television theme songs ever.”

~ Paul Fleck, former Executive Director of Marketing of Paramount Pictures’ Motion Picture Group


“There are those who sing words, and there are those who sing art. Amanda Abizaid is the latter.”

~ Erman Baradi, Vents Magazine


“There are countless singers who lend their voice to an infinite number of anonymous TV gigs, but Amanda Abizaid is recognized with a voice that resonates above the crowd with an adventurous spirit that makes any song to which she contributes vocals, and all of her albums, unpredictable and mesmerizing.”

~Chris Buttner, PR That Rocks!

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