Ladies and Gentlemen . . . Amanda Davis
A native of Northern Virginia, Amanda Davis has been singing soul and R&B since she began voice lessons at the age of 14 with Perimus Music Group’s executive vice president and co-founder Lorin Peters. She has been singing and dancing in talent shows and the school chorus for years, always looking for her first break.
“Growing up with Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera and so many other larger-than -life vocalists, I always wanted to sing and perform as a kid,” said Davis. “Anyone who was doing something fresh and good, I admired that. When you get a shot like this you have to jump on it.”
Before taking root in Front Royal, Davis lived in Europe for several years and then in Kentucky, Ohio and other Midwest and Southern destinations, all of which had a significant influence on her talent. As she puts it, “I listen to just about anything and everything. I gravitate toward R&B and Soul, but I love all types of music.” All of which has had an influence on her work.
Davis has been working with Perimus Music Group’s Virginia and Ohio offices since its inception in 2008. “Everyone at Perimus has been very open and warm with me. But I mostly love the fact that I have a hand in everything. I have a say in my image, I’m writing and arranging, you can’t do this at a big label which dictates practically everything you do.”
Davis is in the studio working on her debut CD that will be available very soon. She has written all the songs and has worked side by side with Peters on arrangements. “I got a big hand in what I’m creating and I love that.”