AMANDA MARKLEY is a pop singer/songwriter hailing from Seattle, WA. Following a life-altering spinal injury that caused her to pull back from her passion of horseback riding, Amanda learned to cope by writing her emotions in a journal. Her writing became inspiration for her new passion in music and the lyrics of her first songs. Now, able to ride horses again, Amanda Markley strives to inspire and give others courage to follow their own dreams - a passion you will find intertwined in many of her own lyrics. Early in her career, Amanda's original song "Breathe," was heard by acclaimed songwriter Scott Krippayne, who has penned No.1 hits for Jordin Sparks, Demi Lovato, and Blake Lewis, to name a few. Krippayne was so intrigued by Amanda's soulful songwriting, he produced her first album, as well as co-wrote a song titled "You and Me" on her debut album, also titled Breathe.
In 2013, Amanda Markley was chosen from Ernie Ball's Battle of the Bands to play Van's Warped Tour on the Acoustic Basement stage in Seattle. Markley has also shared the stage with artists such as Aaron Carter, Tyler Ward, William Beckett, and more. Captivated by the local coffee house vibe of the Pacific Northwest, the singer often plays vocally rich and emotionally raw acoustic sets. When not performing in an intimate setting, Amanda commands the stage with a full band and is a regular performer at El Corazon, Chop Suey, the Hard Rock Cafe and other iconic venues in the Seattle area. Amanda Markley released her latest self-titled EP, which was collaborated on with a slew of Washington-state artists such as Adam Mitchell (He Is We), Chase Manhattan (Night Argent), and Matt Bacnis., in May 2016. She debuted the first single, "Jealousy" in 2015 in a partnership with Cadence & Cause, sending all proceeds of single downloads to the charitable cause of rescuing homeless animals and finding them homes.
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