Press

  • Posted on 4.01.12 - 11:42am
    “When I heard the songs Amanda sent to me, I immediately felt her personality, spirit, and energy in the music...I immediately had a visual picture as if I were watching a movie...I was very impressed with that, and it made me excited to support that vision by recording drums and percussion to "Speed of Your Love" and "Leander." I really got her vibe... I love it...
  • Posted on 3.31.12 - 3:06pm
    "I can't remember exactly when Amanda came up with the concept, so it's better to ask her about its genesis.  But like the previous album, Jade, it is a project that spanned years.  Amanda is prolific, and the challenge is to keep up with her in the recording process.  Both of us approach that process as the most important thing that we do, the creation of art. ...
  • Posted on 3.31.12 - 3:04pm
    "There is no one better than Amanda McCoy. No one. You can quote me on it. Never have I worked with a musician with such talent, work ethic, drive and patience to succeed, always keeping a good mood and being positive. She is a true artist in every sense of the word, at everything she does, whether it be bass, guitar, singing, painting or what-have-you. Time and time again, she has proven to...
  • Posted on 3.31.12 - 2:55pm
    "When I met Amanda at Bass At The Beach – I was very impressed with her upbeat, and vivacious personality combined with a down to earth sensibility. When I played with her, I told her that I loved her feel, enthusiasm and exciting vibe when she played the bass. She rocks with an R+B feel."
  • Posted on 3.31.12 - 2:53pm
    "In my 37 years of teaching, privately and at the university and college level, I have never had a student as talented and motivated as Amanda McCoy.  Her interest in the music of the African-American blues masters has made her an expert in the performance of blues, R&B, and rock musics.  Her formal training and experience has provided her with reading skills that allow her to...
  • Posted on 3.31.12 - 2:51pm
      "Amanda McCoy came forward to fan the flames in a solo acoustic set that was all the talk. In spite of her youth, she proved to be a talented and strong individual whose soul runs deep blue."
  • Posted on 3.31.12 - 2:49pm
    "I have had the great pleasure of experiencing one of the most wonderful and talented up-and-coming musicians to come out of this area. Amanda McCoy is a singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist, and all-around performer. There are a lot of so-called “bluesmen” in this area but she is the genuine article. I first met Amanda through a mutual friend when she was performing at a...