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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

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