Sunday 28th May 2017. Starts at 7.30pm. Venue and bar open at 7pm.
Amanda St John featuring Lorenz Okello-Osengor on piano and Mike Ross on guitar.
Amanda St John is a soulful singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland. She is a mainstay on the Northern Irish radio, festival and gig circuit and has been described as “An incredible vocal performer and songwriter” by BBC Radio.
Ever since she first set foot on stage at the tender age of 14 it was obvious to anyone in attendance that blues and folk-informed, soul-infused, Belfast-based songstress Amanda St John had a voice that could charm the stars from the sky.
After learning her trade performing in cover bands for a number of years, the chanteuse, who has collaborated with some of Northern Ireland’s best and brightest talents (such as Duke Special, Gareth Dunlop, Ben Glover, ex-INXS frontman Ciaran Gribbin and Simon McBride), reinvented herself in 2012 as a singer/songwriter and, a year later, released her debut EP of original material ‘Where Is The Man’ to much critical acclaim. Born out of a near death experience which prompted her to re-evaluate her life, the collection of torch songs saw St John put her apprenticeship to good use and it captured the hearts of many music lovers.
Buoyed by extensive radio play and a sold-out show at the Black Box in Belfast, the singer, who was born and raised in the rural village of Glenariffe, then released the rockabilly and jazz-tinged ‘Big Strong Man’ on March 2014 and the infectious number firmly established her as a versatile artist with a keen ear for a hook. Now a much-loved and sought after regular on the festival circuit, Amanda St John has performed at Sunflower Festival, the Maiden City Festival, Hilden Beer Festival, the East Belfast Arts Festival, the Lammas Fair, the Atlantic Sessions Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival and Belfast Music Week.
Her debut album ‘Grow’ was launched in May 2016 and has received rave reviews and worldwide airplay including a national advert campaign for The Rio Olympics for the title track ‘Grow’. She has worked with artists like Brian Kennedy, Duke Special, Ciaran Gribbin (of INXS) and Jon Tiven (Grammy winning Nashville writer/producer who has worked with BB King, Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones etc…)
SEE TWO VIDEOS OF HER PERFORMANCES BELOW:
Sunday 28th May at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £8.
or buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,
or whenever the theatre is open,
or from Eastbourne Tourist Information
or from Online Ticket Seller on 0800 772 3321
or, if still available, on the door.
The venue has no wheelchair access but a Hearing Loop is available on request.