Amanda Lyn started performing in musicals when she was young, and she studied musical theatre at the University of Central Florida. Amanda Lyn has experience working on stage professionally in several states but recently she shifted her attention to more of her original music. Elvis Presley is Lyn’s biggest inspiration and she tends to like the style of Sun studio recordings. Amanda has gotten the chance to perform with the ultimate Elvis Tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter and she's also a Marilyn Monroe tribute artist. Her new EP, "Timeless" has gotten some attention on Rockabilly Radio and she has enjoyed collaborating with mandolin player Matt Juliano of the band Beemo.
Amanda Lyn’s track “Rockabilly Girl and Blues Man” is the fifth track off of her EP “Timeless”. We are presented with a classic 1,2 rhythm that makes it an upbeat rockabilly track. Amanda Lyn as beautiful vocals and the listener can take not to the influence of Elvis Presley because of her twang in her voice. This song is a very “feel at home” kind of song especially with the classic lyrics of a cute love story. Amanda Lyn gives a two part perspective switching back and forth from the Rockabilly Girl and Blues man which adds to the theatrical aspect of her music. This is a lovely track to go along with the “Timeless” EP, make sure to check it out on Spotify!
Get to know Amanda Lyn in our exclusive interview below!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
I grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania, but I’ve lived the last 5 years in Orlando, FL. I love Elvis Presley, Abraham Lincoln, the Power Rangers and my Chihuahua, Rosie. Professionally, I started out in musical theatre. I’ve worked at several regional theatres around the country, and I still love performing in musicals, but I’ve shifted my focus more to my own music. I’ve had the chance to sing backup and featured vocals with Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Ray Slaughter. That’s been a dream come true! This past June, I released an EP of music I wrote called “Timeless”. It’s gotten some spins on Rockabilly Radio, which is super exciting!
How did you come up with your name? Is there a meaning behind it?
My stage name is just my first and middle name. Amanda Lyn. My parents didn’t even realize that they sort of named me after a musical instrument (mandolin). Happy accident!
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
I’ve been writing music since I was 11 years old, but more recently, I feel like I’m starting to understand what “my sound” is. I’m inspired by old 1950s rockabilly music, specifically the music of Sun Studio, so you’ll hear that influence. Most of my newer music is in the country music vein, but more like the old time country music than what you hear on the radio today.
Love your new song “Rockabilly Girl and the Blues Man”! Can you tell us a bit about it? Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
My song “Rockabilly Girl and the Blues Man” is definitely autobiographical. A few years ago, I met someone who completely changed my life. This song is part of our story.
What’s next for you?
I’ve been gigging as much as possible. I’m lucky to play with an awesome mandolin player, Matt Juliano. His main gig is playing for a band called Beemo, but we’ve written some music together, too. Recently, we recorded some of a show we did, so I’m hoping to release some live tracks soon. I’d really love to play a rockabilly festival or perform at Graceland in the future!
Connect with Amanda Lyn:
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/actoramandalyn12/