8 Aug 2022
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Amanda Goodwin - Amanda Goodwin Newsletter Interview

14 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

My recent album release party which was held at Ra Bar, Dunedin. It was so good to play in front of a full house of friends and supporters, and to have an album to show for all my hard work was great. And my band were awesome.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

Aaradhna, and Ardijah - who I havent heard much from lately, but are great. I love strong soulful female vocalists.

What inspires you when writing your lyrics?

Life and relationships... nothing too depressing. I am a firm believer in music making you feel good so majority of my songs are about love and relationships. Also anything I feel passionate about at the time.

How do you describe your music?

The music I love is soul music, so I kind of sing like that. When I write songs they tend to come out like soulful pop songs. But then when I take the songs to my band however - they turn them into funk songs, which is great. I have some very talented musicians playing with me - Joe Setefano, James Davey, Simon Barr and Scott Brown is amazing on the bass.

What can we expect to see from you over the next year?

Performing as much as we can. Now we have the album finished I want to get it out there. We are based in Dunedin, so plenty of gigs here. Probably venture to Invercargill and Queenstown this year also.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Stick at it no matter what, and make sure it always stays enjoyable. Practise heaps.
 

About Amanda Goodwin

Originating from the North Island this singer/songwriter, Amanda Goodwin's her unique modern funk/soul styling has become renowned as one of the highlights of the vibrant Dunedin music scene.

Her dedication to music was evident from her early years, with her first original performance at the of age 8 in a school chamber concert band, she has continued to grow as an artist and has been part of some highly regarded bands, including being the leading female vocalist in Dunedin's premier Soul band, Soul Deep. She has unexpectant soul and power in her voice. And her passion and love for music can be seen in every performance.

With soul music as her main driving force and influence, her first single Tell Me If This Is Love is a smooth blend of soulful easy listening music and youthful lyrics. It was produced by Joe Setefano and Recorded in Sweetway Studios in Southland.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Amanda Goodwin

Releases

All I Wanna Do
Year: 2009
Type: EP

Other Interviews By Shade

n1ghtmar3cat Newsletter Interview
07 Aug 2022 // by Shade
It's one thing to produce music from within two different genres, but it's a completely different thing to master each genre to perfection. One person who has mastered two genres to perfection is Dave Johnston - the hard hitting drummer from one of NZ's most well-known Rock acts, Villainy, also creates  immersive indie-electronica / EDM music as n1ghtmar3cat.
Read More...
Yung Ludd Newsletter Interview
28 Apr 2022 // by Shade
There's been a lot of NZ rappers making their debut in recent times, with Lyttelton's Yung Ludd leading at the fore. Having spent some time in Auckland in his twenties, he was exposed to a lot of the underground hip-hop scene there which proved to be very influential on his sound.
Read More...
Ersha Island Newsletter Interview
30 Mar 2022 // by Shade
How did you become involved in music? Both of us started learning classical music at very young ages and picked up piano at three and five, respectively.
Read More...
Arjuna Oakes Newsletter Interview
24 Mar 2022 // by Shade
Arjuna Oakes is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand). Following the release of his debut EP The Watcher in 2019, Arjuna has released 2020’s Recovery Pt.
Read More...
Daniel Hayles Newsletter Interview
01 Mar 2022 // by Shade
Daniel Hayles is a piano player, producer, Musical Director and teacher living in Wellington, New Zealand. With his brand new album Other Futures recently released on 4 March, he had a few words with Muzic.
Read More...
MNZ Interview: Shihad
20 Dec 2021 // by Shade
“Rupert Murdoch’s got a lot of blood on his hands,” Jon Toogood, Shihad’s front man and lyricist tells me when i start our interview. I’d asked, by way of a reference to the title of the first single Tear Down Those Names, which name would you tear down first?
Read More...
Avya Newsletter Interview
23 Nov 2021 // by Shade
Rising musical talent Avya has released her breakout single, In Love with Broken, after its television debut on TVNZ's Popstars earlier this year.Produced by Joseph Faris (Ezra Vine, Daily J, Julius Black), the song is one of self-realization, telling her personal story of being trapped in a repetitive cycle of wanting to help hurting people, but to her own detriment.
Read More...
OdESSA Newsletter Interview
28 Sep 2021 // by Shade
Your favourite garage funksters are back with a new look, a refined sound and a new track - the first in over 13 years! 2021 has been electrifying for the high energy funk band OdESSA after their show-stealing performances at Garden City Magic, CubaDupa and Newtown Festival.
Read More...
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • DOJA
    Central Cee
  • I AIN'T WORRIED
    OneRepublic
  • BAD HABIT
    Steve Lacy
  • GLIMPSE OF US
    Joji
  • BIG CITY LIFE
    Luude And Mattafix
  • GO (GODDARD. REMIX)
    Cat Burns
  • RUNNING UP THAT HILL (A DEAL WITH GOD)
    Kate Bush
  • VEGAS
    Doja Cat
  • AS IT WAS
    Harry Styles
  • I LIKE YOU (A HAPPIER SONG)
    Post Malone And Doja Cat
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem