Blurring the lines between rock’n’roll and message-driven soul, the Amanda Broadway Band blends funky backbeats with bluesy guitar riffs and powerful songwriting. Based in Nashville, TN, the hair-flipping, tambourine-wielding Broadway captivates audiences with her authentic musical voice and soul-shouting enthusiasm. Grounded by a superb rhythm section, compelling background vocalists, and dynamic horn players, the band brings earnest and infectious energy to every performance.
Their debut LP, The Ache, was released on CD, Vinyl, and digital platforms on February 28th, 2020. Recorded over three days at Nashville’s famed analog studio, Welcome To 1979, the record captures the energy of the live band on ten original compositions. “This project is a collaborative and self-produced effort where each member’s voice shines through,” mentions Broadway. The result is music meant for the masses—a stellar and creative endeavor that deserves to be heard on festival stages.
The first singles, “No More Giving It Away,” and “Leave Your Light On,” have garnered radio play on several local Nashville stations including Lightning 100, WMOT Roots Radio, and Acme Radio. To celebrate the album release, ABB co-headlined a show with fellow local artist, Kyshona, at The Analog at Hutton Hotel on February 26th.
After spending years working as a vocalist in Nashville, Amanda Broadway is excited to serve as the driving force behind this original project. Frequently called upon for sessions and performances, she has worked with artists including LaLa Brooks of The Crystals, CeCe Peniston, Skid Row, Charles “Wigg” Walker, and Nashville locals Elizabeth Cook, Alanna Royale and The Music City Toppers. She has been featured in American Songwriter, won an Independent Music Award for Best Blues Song, and previously released a series of singles entitled The Sanctuary Sessions.
Broadway and additional members of the band have toured the world and performed at legendary venues including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and Bridgestone Arena, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and the Hollywood Bowl. They’ve worked alongside artists including Zac Brown Band, STS9, Phish, Josh Gracin, and Charlie Worsham, among others.
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