About Aquamanda

Aquamanda is both an accomplished DJ and a singer/songwriter. As a musical performer she mesmerized many an intimate festival stage over the years (Big Chill, Glastonbury) and 90’s chill-out rooms (Fridge, Mass, Pendragon, Samsara) to low key local gigs inc Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery with her celestial voice, always enchanting the stage with her breezy seductive songs. Aquamanda has also taken to making video film clips of some tracks – from the trance dance “Beautiful”- bursting kaleidoscopic spectrum of spring flowers, slowly floating jellyfish to match the tone of “Weightless”, the slower more sensual flowers in “Honey” to the autumnal landscapes in “Kiss the Wind” to the Twin Peaks/Hitchcock-esque “Now it’s Dark” Always observing and engaging with the natural world around her.

The albums here, feature songs old and new, drawn from personal experience, exposing an emotional Aquamanda very much with her own take on life. Songs of longing & intimacy, wonderment and angels, a need for space, a need for expressing love, to the euphoric vibrancy of freeing the spirit. The compilation Dark Side of the Room is at times heart wrenchingly sad… “we all have moments at the end of the day where we sit alone in the dark side of the room, where life catches up with us, where you try to hold on, carry on, and move on – it’s about picking up the pieces”.

Many tracks feature real instruments whilst embracing technology, with Amanda playing grand piano, autoharp & monochord (a 26 stringed instrument producing a drone and harmonics – as heard on “Kiss the wind”) or a string quartet swelling around that heavenly voice (“Angels”). Her craft of songwriting shines through this timeless collection of songs.

John Peel put her first release “Knees Up Mother Earth” (with Knights of The Occasional Table) in his Festive 50 calling it “a lovely record”. Amanda wrote all the hippy trippy lyrics and multi layered the spacey vocals in keeping with this iconic rare sell-out of an album. See Timeline below for NME & Melody maker reviews.

Amanda met the Knights of the Occasional Table trio of Andy Nyge and Steve, after recording her track “Orion” with Colin and Neil (Zion Train) at their Wibbly Wobbly World of Music studio In Tottenham. (Now finally available on spotify etc 2021) They suggested the Knights could do with some lyrics and vocals, as they had just started to lay down their first tracks in the WW Studio. “Breathe” was recorded over Easter and went onto the Shamarchy in the UK compilation album. The Knights album “Knees Up Mother Earth” full album soon followed on CD on the Fairy Cake Universe label, a name Amanda had been using for a while designing cosmic holographic print T shirts, and still continues as Amandas label for releasing her music.

“Weightlessness” (heard here on Wonderland album) was quite possibly the first ever deliberately internet only release in 1996 via Cerberus Digital Jukebox in Soho, London. Pioneering musical streaming and downloads at the time was revolutionary and pre-napster and itunes, though few people had access to colour, visuals or sound on their computers never mind a secure way of paying for a transaction! See timeline below for related press articles.

2021 25 year Anniversary Remix by Mr Hare & Mr Hare of “Weightless”. Portrait artwork by Mr Cenz

Aquamanda has released 12″ dance tracks on her own label Fairy Cake Universe. Here Amanda is in her own Cosmic Disco! Evidence of her scientific and intuitive thoughts on the universe are abundant. The joy of enlightenment through dance, love, stars, meditation, the elements, the interconnectedness of everything. (see Wonderweb video). With keen visual eye being a Fashion/textiles design graduate, she then went on to explore her natural abilities to work with energy Tama Do Academy of Sound, Colour & Movement Diploma with “the father of Vibrational healing”, Fabian Maman. Red gave her a headache. Magenta pink was her colour top to toe for a decade. Amanda interviews Fabian in her mini documentary “The Monochord”.

Amanda’s vocals have impressed and inspired other artists to collaborate and remix her tracks. 2011’s Rude Audio album That Dirty Echo has Aquamanda collaborating with this eclectic South London Collective. Many of which were further remixed for the 2012 Dirty Remixes EP. Tracks include: Now it’s Dark, Fin on a Hill, Fever Scientist, Lufbra Vigil, Rise in Peckham. Crystal Pylon

The ethereal vocals of Angels were sampled and dance remixed by Haris & Automatic (LAUS01). James Hare (aka Perception) chops and twists vocals originally from “Statue” to produce “Close my eyes” and “Oblivious”. Amanda is also the vocal logo ident on Lenovo laptops advertising campaign throughout Asia.

When not creating her own music, Amanda can be found nestled amongst the soprano’s in local choirs, (JAGS, Note-orious, MIO) enjoying versions of contemporary pop songs in the EDT, the Great Exhibition,  or in the courtyard of The Royal Academy for their Summer Exhibition openings, Lambeth Palace, and St Pauls Cathedral) The other end of the scale and equally as enthusiastic, singing Verdi’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah at Venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, St John Smiths Square, Blackheath Halls, Southwark Cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral and a tour around Venice cathedrals.

Like such joyous and sacred music, you get the sense that Amanda’s own music connects to the source.

As DJ Aquamanda her versatile repertoire has delighted 8th’s to 80th’s (Brucie’s birthday/ Strictly Come Dancing wrap party at the BBC), charity Silent Disco at the Rivoli Ballroom, 40th’s at Soho House, 50th’s at Shoreditch House, Weddings and civil partnerships at Dulwich College to name but a few.

Amanda had a residency at BBC Shepherds Bush (members bar plus special events 2004-2009) and was was the regular Rollerdisco DJ (2010–2015) at the Saturday afternoon session FamilyJam. “It’s like the Chart Show on wheels”. www.rollerdisco.com

Other stuff

Still nestled in South London, Amanda manages www.dulwichoutdoorgallery.co.uk leading guided walks around the Baroque inspired murals of the wider Dulwich area @dulwichstreetart

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Amanda knows what the children want and makes them feel great by letting them wear her glittery headphones and giving them birthday shout-outs.

Penny, Rollerdisco 28th July 2015

Timeline

  • 28 June, 1997 Glastonbury & 90’s chillout clubrooms

    Aquamanda is both an accomplished DJ and a singer/songwriter. As a musical performer she mesmerized many an intimate festival stage over the years (Big Chill, Glastonbury) and 90's chill-out rooms (Fridge, Mass, Pendragon, Samsara) to low key local gigs inc Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery with her celestial voice, always enchanting the stage with her breezy seductive songs. Aquamanda has also taken to making video film clips of some tracks - from the trance dance "Beautiful"- bursting kaleidoscopic spectrum of spring flowers, slowly floating jellyfish to match the tone of "Weightless", the slower more sensual flowers in "Honey" to the autumnal landscapes in "Kiss the Wind" to the Twin Peaks/Hitchcock-esque "Now it's Dark" Always observing and engaging with the natural world around her. The albums here, feature songs old and new, drawn from personal experience, exposing an emotional Aquamanda very much with her own take on life. Songs of longing & intimacy, wonderment and angels, a need for space, a need for expressing love, to the euphoric vibrancy of freeing the spirit. The compilation Dark Side of the Room is at times heart wrenchingly sad… "we all have moments at the end of the day where we sit alone in the dark side of the room, where life catches up with us, where you try to hold on, carry on, and move on - it's about picking up the pieces". Many tracks feature real instruments whilst embracing technology, with Amanda playing grand piano, autoharp & monochord (a 26 stringed instrument producing a drone and harmonics - as heard on "Kiss the wind") or a string quartet swelling around that heavenly voice ("Angels"). Her craft of songwriting shines through this timeless collection of songs. John Peel put her first release “Knees Up Mother Earth” (with Knights of The Occasional Table) in his Festive 50 calling it “a lovely record”. Amanda wrote all the hippy trippy lyrics and multi layered the spacey vocals in keeping with this iconic rare sell-out of an album. See Timeline below for NME & Melody maker reviews. Amanda met the Knights of the Occasional Table trio of Andy Nyge and Steve, after recording her track "Orion" with Colin and Neil (Zion Train) at their Wibbly Wobbly World of Music studio In Tottenham. (Now finally available on spotify etc 2021) They suggested the Knights could do with some lyrics and vocals, as they had just started to lay down their first tracks in the WW Studio. "Breathe" was recorded over Easter and went onto the Shamarchy in the UK compilation album. The Knights album "Knees Up Mother Earth" full album soon followed on CD on the Fairy Cake Universe label, a name Amanda had been using for a while designing cosmic holographic print T shirts, and still continues as Amandas label for releasing her music. "Weightlessness" (heard here on Wonderland album) was quite possibly the first ever deliberately internet only release in 1996 via Cerberus Digital Jukebox in Soho, London. Pioneering musical streaming and downloads at the time was revolutionary and pre-napster and itunes, though few people had access to colour, visuals or sound on their computers never mind a secure way of paying for a transaction! See timeline below for related press articles. 2021 25 year Anniversary Remix by Mr Hare & Mr Hare of "Weightless". Portrait artwork by Mr Cenz Aquamanda has released 12" dance tracks on her own label Fairy Cake Universe. Here Amanda is in her own Cosmic Disco! Evidence of her scientific and intuitive thoughts on the universe are abundant. The joy of enlightenment through dance, love, stars, meditation, the elements, the interconnectedness of everything. (see Wonderweb video). With keen visual eye being a Fashion/textiles design graduate, she then went on to explore her natural abilities to work with energy Tama Do Academy of Sound, Colour & Movement Diploma with "the father of Vibrational healing", Fabian Maman. Red gave her a headache. Magenta pink was her colour top to toe for a decade. Amanda interviews Fabian in her mini documentary "The Monochord". Amanda's vocals have impressed and inspired other artists to collaborate and remix her tracks. 2011's Rude Audio album That Dirty Echo has Aquamanda collaborating with this eclectic South London Collective. Many of which were further remixed for the 2012 Dirty Remixes EP. Tracks include: Now it's Dark, Fin on a Hill, Fever Scientist, Lufbra Vigil, Rise in Peckham. Crystal Pylon The ethereal vocals of Angels were sampled and dance remixed by Haris & Automatic (LAUS01). James Hare (aka Perception) chops and twists vocals originally from "Statue" to produce "Close my eyes" and "Oblivious". Amanda is also the vocal logo ident on Lenovo laptops advertising campaign throughout Asia. When not creating her own music, Amanda can be found nestled amongst the soprano's in local choirs, (JAGS, Note-orious, MIO) enjoying versions of contemporary pop songs in the EDT, the Great Exhibition,  or in the courtyard of The Royal Academy for their Summer Exhibition openings, Lambeth Palace, and St Pauls Cathedral) The other end of the scale and equally as enthusiastic, singing Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah at Venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, St John Smiths Square, Blackheath Halls, Southwark Cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral and a tour around Venice cathedrals. Like such joyous and sacred music, you get the sense that Amanda's own music connects to the source. As DJ Aquamanda her versatile repertoire has delighted 8th's to 80th's (Brucie's birthday/ Strictly Come Dancing wrap party at the BBC), charity Silent Disco at the Rivoli Ballroom, 40th's at Soho House, 50th's at Shoreditch House, Weddings and civil partnerships at Dulwich College to name but a few. Amanda had a residency at BBC Shepherds Bush (members bar plus special events 2004-2009) and was was the regular Rollerdisco DJ (2010–2015) at the Saturday afternoon session FamilyJam. "It's like the Chart Show on wheels". www.rollerdisco.com Other stuff Still nestled in South London, Amanda manages www.dulwichoutdoorgallery.co.uk leading guided walks around the Baroque inspired murals of the wider Dulwich area @dulwichstreetart
  • 24 March, 1996 Virtual Hit

    Aquamanda is both an accomplished DJ and a singer/songwriter. As a musical performer she mesmerized many an intimate festival stage over the years (Big Chill, Glastonbury) and 90's chill-out rooms (Fridge, Mass, Pendragon, Samsara) to low key local gigs inc Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery with her celestial voice, always enchanting the stage with her breezy seductive songs. Aquamanda has also taken to making video film clips of some tracks - from the trance dance "Beautiful"- bursting kaleidoscopic spectrum of spring flowers, slowly floating jellyfish to match the tone of "Weightless", the slower more sensual flowers in "Honey" to the autumnal landscapes in "Kiss the Wind" to the Twin Peaks/Hitchcock-esque "Now it's Dark" Always observing and engaging with the natural world around her. The albums here, feature songs old and new, drawn from personal experience, exposing an emotional Aquamanda very much with her own take on life. Songs of longing & intimacy, wonderment and angels, a need for space, a need for expressing love, to the euphoric vibrancy of freeing the spirit. The compilation Dark Side of the Room is at times heart wrenchingly sad… "we all have moments at the end of the day where we sit alone in the dark side of the room, where life catches up with us, where you try to hold on, carry on, and move on - it's about picking up the pieces". Many tracks feature real instruments whilst embracing technology, with Amanda playing grand piano, autoharp & monochord (a 26 stringed instrument producing a drone and harmonics - as heard on "Kiss the wind") or a string quartet swelling around that heavenly voice ("Angels"). Her craft of songwriting shines through this timeless collection of songs. John Peel put her first release “Knees Up Mother Earth” (with Knights of The Occasional Table) in his Festive 50 calling it “a lovely record”. Amanda wrote all the hippy trippy lyrics and multi layered the spacey vocals in keeping with this iconic rare sell-out of an album. See Timeline below for NME & Melody maker reviews. Amanda met the Knights of the Occasional Table trio of Andy Nyge and Steve, after recording her track "Orion" with Colin and Neil (Zion Train) at their Wibbly Wobbly World of Music studio In Tottenham. (Now finally available on spotify etc 2021) They suggested the Knights could do with some lyrics and vocals, as they had just started to lay down their first tracks in the WW Studio. "Breathe" was recorded over Easter and went onto the Shamarchy in the UK compilation album. The Knights album "Knees Up Mother Earth" full album soon followed on CD on the Fairy Cake Universe label, a name Amanda had been using for a while designing cosmic holographic print T shirts, and still continues as Amandas label for releasing her music. "Weightlessness" (heard here on Wonderland album) was quite possibly the first ever deliberately internet only release in 1996 via Cerberus Digital Jukebox in Soho, London. Pioneering musical streaming and downloads at the time was revolutionary and pre-napster and itunes, though few people had access to colour, visuals or sound on their computers never mind a secure way of paying for a transaction! See timeline below for related press articles. 2021 25 year Anniversary Remix by Mr Hare & Mr Hare of "Weightless". Portrait artwork by Mr Cenz Aquamanda has released 12" dance tracks on her own label Fairy Cake Universe. Here Amanda is in her own Cosmic Disco! Evidence of her scientific and intuitive thoughts on the universe are abundant. The joy of enlightenment through dance, love, stars, meditation, the elements, the interconnectedness of everything. (see Wonderweb video). With keen visual eye being a Fashion/textiles design graduate, she then went on to explore her natural abilities to work with energy Tama Do Academy of Sound, Colour & Movement Diploma with "the father of Vibrational healing", Fabian Maman. Red gave her a headache. Magenta pink was her colour top to toe for a decade. Amanda interviews Fabian in her mini documentary "The Monochord". Amanda's vocals have impressed and inspired other artists to collaborate and remix her tracks. 2011's Rude Audio album That Dirty Echo has Aquamanda collaborating with this eclectic South London Collective. Many of which were further remixed for the 2012 Dirty Remixes EP. Tracks include: Now it's Dark, Fin on a Hill, Fever Scientist, Lufbra Vigil, Rise in Peckham. Crystal Pylon The ethereal vocals of Angels were sampled and dance remixed by Haris & Automatic (LAUS01). James Hare (aka Perception) chops and twists vocals originally from "Statue" to produce "Close my eyes" and "Oblivious". Amanda is also the vocal logo ident on Lenovo laptops advertising campaign throughout Asia. When not creating her own music, Amanda can be found nestled amongst the soprano's in local choirs, (JAGS, Note-orious, MIO) enjoying versions of contemporary pop songs in the EDT, the Great Exhibition,  or in the courtyard of The Royal Academy for their Summer Exhibition openings, Lambeth Palace, and St Pauls Cathedral) The other end of the scale and equally as enthusiastic, singing Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah at Venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, St John Smiths Square, Blackheath Halls, Southwark Cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral and a tour around Venice cathedrals. Like such joyous and sacred music, you get the sense that Amanda's own music connects to the source. As DJ Aquamanda her versatile repertoire has delighted 8th's to 80th's (Brucie's birthday/ Strictly Come Dancing wrap party at the BBC), charity Silent Disco at the Rivoli Ballroom, 40th's at Soho House, 50th's at Shoreditch House, Weddings and civil partnerships at Dulwich College to name but a few. Amanda had a residency at BBC Shepherds Bush (members bar plus special events 2004-2009) and was was the regular Rollerdisco DJ (2010–2015) at the Saturday afternoon session FamilyJam. "It's like the Chart Show on wheels". www.rollerdisco.com Other stuff Still nestled in South London, Amanda manages www.dulwichoutdoorgallery.co.uk leading guided walks around the Baroque inspired murals of the wider Dulwich area @dulwichstreetart
  • 15 August, 1995 12″ singles Kiss fm to Pride

    Aquamanda is both an accomplished DJ and a singer/songwriter. As a musical performer she mesmerized many an intimate festival stage over the years (Big Chill, Glastonbury) and 90's chill-out rooms (Fridge, Mass, Pendragon, Samsara) to low key local gigs inc Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery with her celestial voice, always enchanting the stage with her breezy seductive songs. Aquamanda has also taken to making video film clips of some tracks - from the trance dance "Beautiful"- bursting kaleidoscopic spectrum of spring flowers, slowly floating jellyfish to match the tone of "Weightless", the slower more sensual flowers in "Honey" to the autumnal landscapes in "Kiss the Wind" to the Twin Peaks/Hitchcock-esque "Now it's Dark" Always observing and engaging with the natural world around her. The albums here, feature songs old and new, drawn from personal experience, exposing an emotional Aquamanda very much with her own take on life. Songs of longing & intimacy, wonderment and angels, a need for space, a need for expressing love, to the euphoric vibrancy of freeing the spirit. The compilation Dark Side of the Room is at times heart wrenchingly sad… "we all have moments at the end of the day where we sit alone in the dark side of the room, where life catches up with us, where you try to hold on, carry on, and move on - it's about picking up the pieces". Many tracks feature real instruments whilst embracing technology, with Amanda playing grand piano, autoharp & monochord (a 26 stringed instrument producing a drone and harmonics - as heard on "Kiss the wind") or a string quartet swelling around that heavenly voice ("Angels"). Her craft of songwriting shines through this timeless collection of songs. John Peel put her first release “Knees Up Mother Earth” (with Knights of The Occasional Table) in his Festive 50 calling it “a lovely record”. Amanda wrote all the hippy trippy lyrics and multi layered the spacey vocals in keeping with this iconic rare sell-out of an album. See Timeline below for NME & Melody maker reviews. Amanda met the Knights of the Occasional Table trio of Andy Nyge and Steve, after recording her track "Orion" with Colin and Neil (Zion Train) at their Wibbly Wobbly World of Music studio In Tottenham. (Now finally available on spotify etc 2021) They suggested the Knights could do with some lyrics and vocals, as they had just started to lay down their first tracks in the WW Studio. "Breathe" was recorded over Easter and went onto the Shamarchy in the UK compilation album. The Knights album "Knees Up Mother Earth" full album soon followed on CD on the Fairy Cake Universe label, a name Amanda had been using for a while designing cosmic holographic print T shirts, and still continues as Amandas label for releasing her music. "Weightlessness" (heard here on Wonderland album) was quite possibly the first ever deliberately internet only release in 1996 via Cerberus Digital Jukebox in Soho, London. Pioneering musical streaming and downloads at the time was revolutionary and pre-napster and itunes, though few people had access to colour, visuals or sound on their computers never mind a secure way of paying for a transaction! See timeline below for related press articles. 2021 25 year Anniversary Remix by Mr Hare & Mr Hare of "Weightless". Portrait artwork by Mr Cenz Aquamanda has released 12" dance tracks on her own label Fairy Cake Universe. Here Amanda is in her own Cosmic Disco! Evidence of her scientific and intuitive thoughts on the universe are abundant. The joy of enlightenment through dance, love, stars, meditation, the elements, the interconnectedness of everything. (see Wonderweb video). With keen visual eye being a Fashion/textiles design graduate, she then went on to explore her natural abilities to work with energy Tama Do Academy of Sound, Colour & Movement Diploma with "the father of Vibrational healing", Fabian Maman. Red gave her a headache. Magenta pink was her colour top to toe for a decade. Amanda interviews Fabian in her mini documentary "The Monochord". Amanda's vocals have impressed and inspired other artists to collaborate and remix her tracks. 2011's Rude Audio album That Dirty Echo has Aquamanda collaborating with this eclectic South London Collective. Many of which were further remixed for the 2012 Dirty Remixes EP. Tracks include: Now it's Dark, Fin on a Hill, Fever Scientist, Lufbra Vigil, Rise in Peckham. Crystal Pylon The ethereal vocals of Angels were sampled and dance remixed by Haris & Automatic (LAUS01). James Hare (aka Perception) chops and twists vocals originally from "Statue" to produce "Close my eyes" and "Oblivious". Amanda is also the vocal logo ident on Lenovo laptops advertising campaign throughout Asia. When not creating her own music, Amanda can be found nestled amongst the soprano's in local choirs, (JAGS, Note-orious, MIO) enjoying versions of contemporary pop songs in the EDT, the Great Exhibition,  or in the courtyard of The Royal Academy for their Summer Exhibition openings, Lambeth Palace, and St Pauls Cathedral) The other end of the scale and equally as enthusiastic, singing Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah at Venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, St John Smiths Square, Blackheath Halls, Southwark Cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral and a tour around Venice cathedrals. Like such joyous and sacred music, you get the sense that Amanda's own music connects to the source. As DJ Aquamanda her versatile repertoire has delighted 8th's to 80th's (Brucie's birthday/ Strictly Come Dancing wrap party at the BBC), charity Silent Disco at the Rivoli Ballroom, 40th's at Soho House, 50th's at Shoreditch House, Weddings and civil partnerships at Dulwich College to name but a few. Amanda had a residency at BBC Shepherds Bush (members bar plus special events 2004-2009) and was was the regular Rollerdisco DJ (2010–2015) at the Saturday afternoon session FamilyJam. "It's like the Chart Show on wheels". www.rollerdisco.com Other stuff Still nestled in South London, Amanda manages www.dulwichoutdoorgallery.co.uk leading guided walks around the Baroque inspired murals of the wider Dulwich area @dulwichstreetart
  • 15 July, 1993 Shamanarchy in the UK album

    Aquamanda is both an accomplished DJ and a singer/songwriter. As a musical performer she mesmerized many an intimate festival stage over the years (Big Chill, Glastonbury) and 90's chill-out rooms (Fridge, Mass, Pendragon, Samsara) to low key local gigs inc Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery with her celestial voice, always enchanting the stage with her breezy seductive songs. Aquamanda has also taken to making video film clips of some tracks - from the trance dance "Beautiful"- bursting kaleidoscopic spectrum of spring flowers, slowly floating jellyfish to match the tone of "Weightless", the slower more sensual flowers in "Honey" to the autumnal landscapes in "Kiss the Wind" to the Twin Peaks/Hitchcock-esque "Now it's Dark" Always observing and engaging with the natural world around her. The albums here, feature songs old and new, drawn from personal experience, exposing an emotional Aquamanda very much with her own take on life. Songs of longing & intimacy, wonderment and angels, a need for space, a need for expressing love, to the euphoric vibrancy of freeing the spirit. The compilation Dark Side of the Room is at times heart wrenchingly sad… "we all have moments at the end of the day where we sit alone in the dark side of the room, where life catches up with us, where you try to hold on, carry on, and move on - it's about picking up the pieces". Many tracks feature real instruments whilst embracing technology, with Amanda playing grand piano, autoharp & monochord (a 26 stringed instrument producing a drone and harmonics - as heard on "Kiss the wind") or a string quartet swelling around that heavenly voice ("Angels"). Her craft of songwriting shines through this timeless collection of songs. John Peel put her first release “Knees Up Mother Earth” (with Knights of The Occasional Table) in his Festive 50 calling it “a lovely record”. Amanda wrote all the hippy trippy lyrics and multi layered the spacey vocals in keeping with this iconic rare sell-out of an album. See Timeline below for NME & Melody maker reviews. Amanda met the Knights of the Occasional Table trio of Andy Nyge and Steve, after recording her track "Orion" with Colin and Neil (Zion Train) at their Wibbly Wobbly World of Music studio In Tottenham. (Now finally available on spotify etc 2021) They suggested the Knights could do with some lyrics and vocals, as they had just started to lay down their first tracks in the WW Studio. "Breathe" was recorded over Easter and went onto the Shamarchy in the UK compilation album. The Knights album "Knees Up Mother Earth" full album soon followed on CD on the Fairy Cake Universe label, a name Amanda had been using for a while designing cosmic holographic print T shirts, and still continues as Amandas label for releasing her music. "Weightlessness" (heard here on Wonderland album) was quite possibly the first ever deliberately internet only release in 1996 via Cerberus Digital Jukebox in Soho, London. Pioneering musical streaming and downloads at the time was revolutionary and pre-napster and itunes, though few people had access to colour, visuals or sound on their computers never mind a secure way of paying for a transaction! See timeline below for related press articles. 2021 25 year Anniversary Remix by Mr Hare & Mr Hare of "Weightless". Portrait artwork by Mr Cenz Aquamanda has released 12" dance tracks on her own label Fairy Cake Universe. Here Amanda is in her own Cosmic Disco! Evidence of her scientific and intuitive thoughts on the universe are abundant. The joy of enlightenment through dance, love, stars, meditation, the elements, the interconnectedness of everything. (see Wonderweb video). With keen visual eye being a Fashion/textiles design graduate, she then went on to explore her natural abilities to work with energy Tama Do Academy of Sound, Colour & Movement Diploma with "the father of Vibrational healing", Fabian Maman. Red gave her a headache. Magenta pink was her colour top to toe for a decade. Amanda interviews Fabian in her mini documentary "The Monochord". Amanda's vocals have impressed and inspired other artists to collaborate and remix her tracks. 2011's Rude Audio album That Dirty Echo has Aquamanda collaborating with this eclectic South London Collective. Many of which were further remixed for the 2012 Dirty Remixes EP. Tracks include: Now it's Dark, Fin on a Hill, Fever Scientist, Lufbra Vigil, Rise in Peckham. Crystal Pylon The ethereal vocals of Angels were sampled and dance remixed by Haris & Automatic (LAUS01). James Hare (aka Perception) chops and twists vocals originally from "Statue" to produce "Close my eyes" and "Oblivious". Amanda is also the vocal logo ident on Lenovo laptops advertising campaign throughout Asia. When not creating her own music, Amanda can be found nestled amongst the soprano's in local choirs, (JAGS, Note-orious, MIO) enjoying versions of contemporary pop songs in the EDT, the Great Exhibition,  or in the courtyard of The Royal Academy for their Summer Exhibition openings, Lambeth Palace, and St Pauls Cathedral) The other end of the scale and equally as enthusiastic, singing Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah at Venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, St John Smiths Square, Blackheath Halls, Southwark Cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral and a tour around Venice cathedrals. Like such joyous and sacred music, you get the sense that Amanda's own music connects to the source. As DJ Aquamanda her versatile repertoire has delighted 8th's to 80th's (Brucie's birthday/ Strictly Come Dancing wrap party at the BBC), charity Silent Disco at the Rivoli Ballroom, 40th's at Soho House, 50th's at Shoreditch House, Weddings and civil partnerships at Dulwich College to name but a few. Amanda had a residency at BBC Shepherds Bush (members bar plus special events 2004-2009) and was was the regular Rollerdisco DJ (2010–2015) at the Saturday afternoon session FamilyJam. "It's like the Chart Show on wheels". www.rollerdisco.com Other stuff Still nestled in South London, Amanda manages www.dulwichoutdoorgallery.co.uk leading guided walks around the Baroque inspired murals of the wider Dulwich area @dulwichstreetart
  • 10 July, 1993 MELODY MAKER Albums. Zane

    Aquamanda is both an accomplished DJ and a singer/songwriter. As a musical performer she mesmerized many an intimate festival stage over the years (Big Chill, Glastonbury) and 90's chill-out rooms (Fridge, Mass, Pendragon, Samsara) to low key local gigs inc Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery with her celestial voice, always enchanting the stage with her breezy seductive songs. Aquamanda has also taken to making video film clips of some tracks - from the trance dance "Beautiful"- bursting kaleidoscopic spectrum of spring flowers, slowly floating jellyfish to match the tone of "Weightless", the slower more sensual flowers in "Honey" to the autumnal landscapes in "Kiss the Wind" to the Twin Peaks/Hitchcock-esque "Now it's Dark" Always observing and engaging with the natural world around her. The albums here, feature songs old and new, drawn from personal experience, exposing an emotional Aquamanda very much with her own take on life. Songs of longing & intimacy, wonderment and angels, a need for space, a need for expressing love, to the euphoric vibrancy of freeing the spirit. The compilation Dark Side of the Room is at times heart wrenchingly sad… "we all have moments at the end of the day where we sit alone in the dark side of the room, where life catches up with us, where you try to hold on, carry on, and move on - it's about picking up the pieces". Many tracks feature real instruments whilst embracing technology, with Amanda playing grand piano, autoharp & monochord (a 26 stringed instrument producing a drone and harmonics - as heard on "Kiss the wind") or a string quartet swelling around that heavenly voice ("Angels"). Her craft of songwriting shines through this timeless collection of songs. John Peel put her first release “Knees Up Mother Earth” (with Knights of The Occasional Table) in his Festive 50 calling it “a lovely record”. Amanda wrote all the hippy trippy lyrics and multi layered the spacey vocals in keeping with this iconic rare sell-out of an album. See Timeline below for NME & Melody maker reviews. Amanda met the Knights of the Occasional Table trio of Andy Nyge and Steve, after recording her track "Orion" with Colin and Neil (Zion Train) at their Wibbly Wobbly World of Music studio In Tottenham. (Now finally available on spotify etc 2021) They suggested the Knights could do with some lyrics and vocals, as they had just started to lay down their first tracks in the WW Studio. "Breathe" was recorded over Easter and went onto the Shamarchy in the UK compilation album. The Knights album "Knees Up Mother Earth" full album soon followed on CD on the Fairy Cake Universe label, a name Amanda had been using for a while designing cosmic holographic print T shirts, and still continues as Amandas label for releasing her music. "Weightlessness" (heard here on Wonderland album) was quite possibly the first ever deliberately internet only release in 1996 via Cerberus Digital Jukebox in Soho, London. Pioneering musical streaming and downloads at the time was revolutionary and pre-napster and itunes, though few people had access to colour, visuals or sound on their computers never mind a secure way of paying for a transaction! See timeline below for related press articles. 2021 25 year Anniversary Remix by Mr Hare & Mr Hare of "Weightless". Portrait artwork by Mr Cenz Aquamanda has released 12" dance tracks on her own label Fairy Cake Universe. Here Amanda is in her own Cosmic Disco! Evidence of her scientific and intuitive thoughts on the universe are abundant. The joy of enlightenment through dance, love, stars, meditation, the elements, the interconnectedness of everything. (see Wonderweb video). With keen visual eye being a Fashion/textiles design graduate, she then went on to explore her natural abilities to work with energy Tama Do Academy of Sound, Colour & Movement Diploma with "the father of Vibrational healing", Fabian Maman. Red gave her a headache. Magenta pink was her colour top to toe for a decade. Amanda interviews Fabian in her mini documentary "The Monochord". Amanda's vocals have impressed and inspired other artists to collaborate and remix her tracks. 2011's Rude Audio album That Dirty Echo has Aquamanda collaborating with this eclectic South London Collective. Many of which were further remixed for the 2012 Dirty Remixes EP. Tracks include: Now it's Dark, Fin on a Hill, Fever Scientist, Lufbra Vigil, Rise in Peckham. Crystal Pylon The ethereal vocals of Angels were sampled and dance remixed by Haris & Automatic (LAUS01). James Hare (aka Perception) chops and twists vocals originally from "Statue" to produce "Close my eyes" and "Oblivious". Amanda is also the vocal logo ident on Lenovo laptops advertising campaign throughout Asia. When not creating her own music, Amanda can be found nestled amongst the soprano's in local choirs, (JAGS, Note-orious, MIO) enjoying versions of contemporary pop songs in the EDT, the Great Exhibition,  or in the courtyard of The Royal Academy for their Summer Exhibition openings, Lambeth Palace, and St Pauls Cathedral) The other end of the scale and equally as enthusiastic, singing Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah at Venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, St John Smiths Square, Blackheath Halls, Southwark Cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral and a tour around Venice cathedrals. Like such joyous and sacred music, you get the sense that Amanda's own music connects to the source. As DJ Aquamanda her versatile repertoire has delighted 8th's to 80th's (Brucie's birthday/ Strictly Come Dancing wrap party at the BBC), charity Silent Disco at the Rivoli Ballroom, 40th's at Soho House, 50th's at Shoreditch House, Weddings and civil partnerships at Dulwich College to name but a few. Amanda had a residency at BBC Shepherds Bush (members bar plus special events 2004-2009) and was was the regular Rollerdisco DJ (2010–2015) at the Saturday afternoon session FamilyJam. "It's like the Chart Show on wheels". www.rollerdisco.com Other stuff Still nestled in South London, Amanda manages www.dulwichoutdoorgallery.co.uk leading guided walks around the Baroque inspired murals of the wider Dulwich area @dulwichstreetart
  • 3 July, 1993 Album Review NME. Ben Willmott

    Aquamanda is both an accomplished DJ and a singer/songwriter. As a musical performer she mesmerized many an intimate festival stage over the years (Big Chill, Glastonbury) and 90's chill-out rooms (Fridge, Mass, Pendragon, Samsara) to low key local gigs inc Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery with her celestial voice, always enchanting the stage with her breezy seductive songs. Aquamanda has also taken to making video film clips of some tracks - from the trance dance "Beautiful"- bursting kaleidoscopic spectrum of spring flowers, slowly floating jellyfish to match the tone of "Weightless", the slower more sensual flowers in "Honey" to the autumnal landscapes in "Kiss the Wind" to the Twin Peaks/Hitchcock-esque "Now it's Dark" Always observing and engaging with the natural world around her. The albums here, feature songs old and new, drawn from personal experience, exposing an emotional Aquamanda very much with her own take on life. Songs of longing & intimacy, wonderment and angels, a need for space, a need for expressing love, to the euphoric vibrancy of freeing the spirit. The compilation Dark Side of the Room is at times heart wrenchingly sad… "we all have moments at the end of the day where we sit alone in the dark side of the room, where life catches up with us, where you try to hold on, carry on, and move on - it's about picking up the pieces". Many tracks feature real instruments whilst embracing technology, with Amanda playing grand piano, autoharp & monochord (a 26 stringed instrument producing a drone and harmonics - as heard on "Kiss the wind") or a string quartet swelling around that heavenly voice ("Angels"). Her craft of songwriting shines through this timeless collection of songs. John Peel put her first release “Knees Up Mother Earth” (with Knights of The Occasional Table) in his Festive 50 calling it “a lovely record”. Amanda wrote all the hippy trippy lyrics and multi layered the spacey vocals in keeping with this iconic rare sell-out of an album. See Timeline below for NME & Melody maker reviews. Amanda met the Knights of the Occasional Table trio of Andy Nyge and Steve, after recording her track "Orion" with Colin and Neil (Zion Train) at their Wibbly Wobbly World of Music studio In Tottenham. (Now finally available on spotify etc 2021) They suggested the Knights could do with some lyrics and vocals, as they had just started to lay down their first tracks in the WW Studio. "Breathe" was recorded over Easter and went onto the Shamarchy in the UK compilation album. The Knights album "Knees Up Mother Earth" full album soon followed on CD on the Fairy Cake Universe label, a name Amanda had been using for a while designing cosmic holographic print T shirts, and still continues as Amandas label for releasing her music. "Weightlessness" (heard here on Wonderland album) was quite possibly the first ever deliberately internet only release in 1996 via Cerberus Digital Jukebox in Soho, London. Pioneering musical streaming and downloads at the time was revolutionary and pre-napster and itunes, though few people had access to colour, visuals or sound on their computers never mind a secure way of paying for a transaction! See timeline below for related press articles. 2021 25 year Anniversary Remix by Mr Hare & Mr Hare of "Weightless". Portrait artwork by Mr Cenz Aquamanda has released 12" dance tracks on her own label Fairy Cake Universe. Here Amanda is in her own Cosmic Disco! Evidence of her scientific and intuitive thoughts on the universe are abundant. The joy of enlightenment through dance, love, stars, meditation, the elements, the interconnectedness of everything. (see Wonderweb video). With keen visual eye being a Fashion/textiles design graduate, she then went on to explore her natural abilities to work with energy Tama Do Academy of Sound, Colour & Movement Diploma with "the father of Vibrational healing", Fabian Maman. Red gave her a headache. Magenta pink was her colour top to toe for a decade. Amanda interviews Fabian in her mini documentary "The Monochord". Amanda's vocals have impressed and inspired other artists to collaborate and remix her tracks. 2011's Rude Audio album That Dirty Echo has Aquamanda collaborating with this eclectic South London Collective. Many of which were further remixed for the 2012 Dirty Remixes EP. Tracks include: Now it's Dark, Fin on a Hill, Fever Scientist, Lufbra Vigil, Rise in Peckham. Crystal Pylon The ethereal vocals of Angels were sampled and dance remixed by Haris & Automatic (LAUS01). James Hare (aka Perception) chops and twists vocals originally from "Statue" to produce "Close my eyes" and "Oblivious". Amanda is also the vocal logo ident on Lenovo laptops advertising campaign throughout Asia. When not creating her own music, Amanda can be found nestled amongst the soprano's in local choirs, (JAGS, Note-orious, MIO) enjoying versions of contemporary pop songs in the EDT, the Great Exhibition,  or in the courtyard of The Royal Academy for their Summer Exhibition openings, Lambeth Palace, and St Pauls Cathedral) The other end of the scale and equally as enthusiastic, singing Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah at Venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, St John Smiths Square, Blackheath Halls, Southwark Cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral and a tour around Venice cathedrals. Like such joyous and sacred music, you get the sense that Amanda's own music connects to the source. As DJ Aquamanda her versatile repertoire has delighted 8th's to 80th's (Brucie's birthday/ Strictly Come Dancing wrap party at the BBC), charity Silent Disco at the Rivoli Ballroom, 40th's at Soho House, 50th's at Shoreditch House, Weddings and civil partnerships at Dulwich College to name but a few. Amanda had a residency at BBC Shepherds Bush (members bar plus special events 2004-2009) and was was the regular Rollerdisco DJ (2010–2015) at the Saturday afternoon session FamilyJam. "It's like the Chart Show on wheels". www.rollerdisco.com Other stuff Still nestled in South London, Amanda manages www.dulwichoutdoorgallery.co.uk leading guided walks around the Baroque inspired murals of the wider Dulwich area @dulwichstreetart
  • 26 June, 1993 BOOGIE KNIGHTS NME. Sherman

    Aquamanda is both an accomplished DJ and a singer/songwriter. As a musical performer she mesmerized many an intimate festival stage over the years (Big Chill, Glastonbury) and 90's chill-out rooms (Fridge, Mass, Pendragon, Samsara) to low key local gigs inc Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery with her celestial voice, always enchanting the stage with her breezy seductive songs. Aquamanda has also taken to making video film clips of some tracks - from the trance dance "Beautiful"- bursting kaleidoscopic spectrum of spring flowers, slowly floating jellyfish to match the tone of "Weightless", the slower more sensual flowers in "Honey" to the autumnal landscapes in "Kiss the Wind" to the Twin Peaks/Hitchcock-esque "Now it's Dark" Always observing and engaging with the natural world around her. The albums here, feature songs old and new, drawn from personal experience, exposing an emotional Aquamanda very much with her own take on life. Songs of longing & intimacy, wonderment and angels, a need for space, a need for expressing love, to the euphoric vibrancy of freeing the spirit. The compilation Dark Side of the Room is at times heart wrenchingly sad… "we all have moments at the end of the day where we sit alone in the dark side of the room, where life catches up with us, where you try to hold on, carry on, and move on - it's about picking up the pieces". Many tracks feature real instruments whilst embracing technology, with Amanda playing grand piano, autoharp & monochord (a 26 stringed instrument producing a drone and harmonics - as heard on "Kiss the wind") or a string quartet swelling around that heavenly voice ("Angels"). Her craft of songwriting shines through this timeless collection of songs. John Peel put her first release “Knees Up Mother Earth” (with Knights of The Occasional Table) in his Festive 50 calling it “a lovely record”. Amanda wrote all the hippy trippy lyrics and multi layered the spacey vocals in keeping with this iconic rare sell-out of an album. See Timeline below for NME & Melody maker reviews. Amanda met the Knights of the Occasional Table trio of Andy Nyge and Steve, after recording her track "Orion" with Colin and Neil (Zion Train) at their Wibbly Wobbly World of Music studio In Tottenham. (Now finally available on spotify etc 2021) They suggested the Knights could do with some lyrics and vocals, as they had just started to lay down their first tracks in the WW Studio. "Breathe" was recorded over Easter and went onto the Shamarchy in the UK compilation album. The Knights album "Knees Up Mother Earth" full album soon followed on CD on the Fairy Cake Universe label, a name Amanda had been using for a while designing cosmic holographic print T shirts, and still continues as Amandas label for releasing her music. "Weightlessness" (heard here on Wonderland album) was quite possibly the first ever deliberately internet only release in 1996 via Cerberus Digital Jukebox in Soho, London. Pioneering musical streaming and downloads at the time was revolutionary and pre-napster and itunes, though few people had access to colour, visuals or sound on their computers never mind a secure way of paying for a transaction! See timeline below for related press articles. 2021 25 year Anniversary Remix by Mr Hare & Mr Hare of "Weightless". Portrait artwork by Mr Cenz Aquamanda has released 12" dance tracks on her own label Fairy Cake Universe. Here Amanda is in her own Cosmic Disco! Evidence of her scientific and intuitive thoughts on the universe are abundant. The joy of enlightenment through dance, love, stars, meditation, the elements, the interconnectedness of everything. (see Wonderweb video). With keen visual eye being a Fashion/textiles design graduate, she then went on to explore her natural abilities to work with energy Tama Do Academy of Sound, Colour & Movement Diploma with "the father of Vibrational healing", Fabian Maman. Red gave her a headache. Magenta pink was her colour top to toe for a decade. Amanda interviews Fabian in her mini documentary "The Monochord". Amanda's vocals have impressed and inspired other artists to collaborate and remix her tracks. 2011's Rude Audio album That Dirty Echo has Aquamanda collaborating with this eclectic South London Collective. Many of which were further remixed for the 2012 Dirty Remixes EP. Tracks include: Now it's Dark, Fin on a Hill, Fever Scientist, Lufbra Vigil, Rise in Peckham. Crystal Pylon The ethereal vocals of Angels were sampled and dance remixed by Haris & Automatic (LAUS01). James Hare (aka Perception) chops and twists vocals originally from "Statue" to produce "Close my eyes" and "Oblivious". Amanda is also the vocal logo ident on Lenovo laptops advertising campaign throughout Asia. When not creating her own music, Amanda can be found nestled amongst the soprano's in local choirs, (JAGS, Note-orious, MIO) enjoying versions of contemporary pop songs in the EDT, the Great Exhibition,  or in the courtyard of The Royal Academy for their Summer Exhibition openings, Lambeth Palace, and St Pauls Cathedral) The other end of the scale and equally as enthusiastic, singing Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah at Venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, St John Smiths Square, Blackheath Halls, Southwark Cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral and a tour around Venice cathedrals. Like such joyous and sacred music, you get the sense that Amanda's own music connects to the source. As DJ Aquamanda her versatile repertoire has delighted 8th's to 80th's (Brucie's birthday/ Strictly Come Dancing wrap party at the BBC), charity Silent Disco at the Rivoli Ballroom, 40th's at Soho House, 50th's at Shoreditch House, Weddings and civil partnerships at Dulwich College to name but a few. Amanda had a residency at BBC Shepherds Bush (members bar plus special events 2004-2009) and was was the regular Rollerdisco DJ (2010–2015) at the Saturday afternoon session FamilyJam. "It's like the Chart Show on wheels". www.rollerdisco.com Other stuff Still nestled in South London, Amanda manages www.dulwichoutdoorgallery.co.uk leading guided walks around the Baroque inspired murals of the wider Dulwich area @dulwichstreetart

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