From Amanda Merdzan
Amanda Merdzan is a singer/songwriter with an 'indie/folk' style that sends her songs bursting with raw honesty and emotion. With a strong emphasis on lyrics, her stories are told sparing no intimate details, taking you to the core of her content. Amanda Merdzan began playing solo in 2008 and has since supported acts such as; Eskimo Joe, Oh Mercy, Holly Throsby and Split Seconds. In 2010 she played at the WAMi (Western Australia Music Industry) Saturday Spectacular Closing Party at Amplifier Bar alongside Jebediah and Will Stoker & The Embers. 2010 also saw her play as part of the One Movement Fringe Festival. A strong emphasis on lyrics and an honesty in her voice sees Merdzan connect with her audience in a humbled and intimate way. Amanda Merdzan launched her debut album ‘Into The Gallery’, with her new band at Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle on Friday 20 August 2010, to a full crowd, selling out her first headlining show. Merdzan then spent three months in the USA playing nine shows in that time and promoting her album. She performed at some of New York City's most esteemed venues such as Le Poisson Rouge on Manhattan's famous Bleecker Street, along with Arlene's Grocery; which has a rich musical history in the New York Scene. 2011 saw Merdzan gigging heavily around Perth, introducing her music to many new audiences and playing alongside acts such as The Tallest Man On Earth and Abbe May at The Wave Rock Weekender. This year Amanda heads to Canada to showcase at their largest music festival; Canadian Music Week. This performance will be followed with two shows in New York City and Australian tour in April. Amanda Merdzan's 2013 EP 'The Map Has Been Redrawn' is available in stores now and on iTunes.