All Amanda Rose Riley needs is a guitar in hand and her poignant voice to take you on a beautiful, authentic journey through her love for music.
Having performed at a wide variety of venues and festivals across the US East Coast and the UK, Amanda prides herself on an honest song, an open heart, and above all, creating connection.
Ever since deciding to pursue music in 2016, Amanda has been the epitome of DIY gusto. Along with releasing albums on her own, she has successfully executed tours overseas and at home in the States, never hesitating to organize a house show, busk in a public place, or hit an open mic to fill in any gaps. Notably, she has established a tradition of performing informally all over the Flogging Molly Cruise for three years in a row, despite never having been officially booked, though it has been a big hit with her fellow shipmates. Her persistence has enabled her to perform alongside the likes of Frank Turner and The Bouncing Souls.
Influenced primarily by quirky indie folk music as well as punk rock, Amanda’s songwriting style is honest, unfiltered, and has a raw storytelling quality that is rare to see in artists today. Her latest, self-produced release, Millennials Are Going Gray, is a unique and personal take on what it means to be a “mid-range millennial” in today’s world. Her next studio album, Better, will be out on all channels on May 8 despite the global COVID-19 shutdown.