Originally written on the piano and brought to life in a highly collaborative studio environment, Amanda Keeles' "Saving Grace" is the stunning third single from Keeles' upcoming debut album "Can't Stop Me Now". Recorded at MCC Recording Studio's, Calgary AB, and produced by Grammy and CCMA multi nominated Johnny Gasparic. Keeles collaborates once again by Juno and CCMA award winner on bass player Chris Byrne (The Road Hammers), CCMA nominated Keith Floen on keyboards and Therry Lawson on harmony (The Travelling Mabels), Juno and CCMA nominated Joe MacIntyre on drums (Duane Steele) and Johnny Gasparic on lead guitar.
Uniting classic Country influences with modern instrumentation, "Saving Grace" blends Pop sensibilities with a dash of Rock to create a song that both tells a story, and evokes the feeling that reminiscing about a past love brings. "Saving Grace" opens with just acoustic guitar and drums, and quickly builds to include a striking, hard-to-forget electric guitar riff that flows throughout the song. - Bad Parade
Amanda Keeles’ latest single “Saving Grace,” is more than just a song. It’s a testament to resilience, following one’s dreams, and finding joy in unexpected places. This modern country track skillfully blends classic country influences with contemporary instrumentation, creating a musical experience that’s both nostalgic and fresh. - Front Porch Music
Amanda's second release was recorded at MCC Studios, Calgary, Alberta. Produced by 2 time Grammy and CCMA nominated Johnny Gasparic. Written by Amanda, the power ballad was recently picked up by SiriusXM Radio Top of the Country and streaming on top Spotify playlists. She is joined by Juno and CCMA award winner on bass player Chris Byrne (The Road Hammers), CCMA nominated Keith Floen on keyboards and Therry Lawson on harmony (The Travelling Mabels), Juno and CCMA nominated Joe MacIntyre on drums (Duane Steele) and Johnny Gasparic on lead guitar.
“My Heart Feels the Same Way Too” is a testament to Amanda Keeles’ talent as a songwriter and musician. With this track, she continues to make her mark on the country music scene, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. - Front Porch Music
The single was recorded at MCC Studio in Calgary (CCMA’s Studio of the Year for 2021 and 2022). Amanda teamed up with multitalented producer Johnny Gasparic to create an upbeat country vibe. She is joined by bass player Chris Byrne (The Road Hammers, Keith Floen and Therry Lawson of The Travelling Mabels), Juno and CCMA nominated Joe MacIntyre on drums, Branson’s Bruce Hoffman on steel, and Calgary’s country artist Bill Blayney on lead guitar.
"Blame it on the Moonlight" is the title. It was produced by the boys at MCC studios. (There's a reason they are the CCMA'S studio of the year!) She's got all the tools you need for a great release ... a great tune, a great production, and a warm inviting voice!- RDR Music Group
"The heartfelt lyrics and powerful vocals are sure to leave a lasting impression on country music fans everywhere" - Front Porch Music
About Amanda Keeles
Country Singer-Songwriter Amanda Keeles is a Canadian artist from London, Ontario. She is a two-time winner of The Canadian Open Singing/Songwriting Contest. Her "Can't Stop Me Now" album release tour is gearing up and starts February 2024.
Growing up in a family of musicians, country music filled the rooms of her childhood home igniting the passion and creativity that flows through in her songs. Her heart felt lyrics and stage performance has captured audiences throughout her musical journey. She has performed on countless stages across Canada from piano lounges, festivals and country bars. Her performances are versatile with acoustic versions of self written and covers to high energy rockin' country.
Amanda's latest single Saving Grace blends Pop sensibilities with a dash of Rock to create a song that both tells a story, and evokes the feeling that reminiscing about a past love brings. Released to country radio October 2023.
"My Heart Feels The Same Way Too" is a powerhouse emotional ballad telling the story of a struggling relationship. Playing on SiriusXM Radio Top of the Country as well as added to many top Country Spotify playlists with over 73K streams since it's release in May of 2023.
Her debut single "Blame it on the Moonlight" released January 30, 2023 and has been picked up by over 50 Canadian Country stations Canada wide including US stations, Australia and UK. It's debut peaked in the top 10 at #6 on the Canadian Country Indie Top 100 Chart and the video for her song is at Stingray as well as playing on ICTV in Branson Missouri.