London, Ontario based artist, Amanda Keeles, is a remarkable vocalist and songwriter who unites captivating melodies with stories crafted from her lived experiences. After dusting off her decades old songbook that she found herself always adding to but never pulling from, Keeles launched her explosively successful Country music career in January 2023, leaving behind a top position in the financial industry, and a relationship that did not encourage creative pursuits. With multiple awards already to her name, Keeles has twice taken the top spot in The Canadian Open Singing/Songwriting Contest.
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 to singing national anthems at major sporting events. Her stong vocal performances are versatile with acoustic versions of self written and covers, to high energy rockin' country and classic rock favourites.
Her current release "Saving Grace" hits country radio this October. 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. Beginning in a lower tone, Keeles' vocals soar across the energetic chorus as she expresses that the joy felt in remembering a past love can be a positive, comforting experience. Noting that even those who have moved on can never forget a past flame, Keeles finds solace in the positive memories of a person who had her heart long ago. Both relatable and uplifting, Keeles' reflective songwriting and vocal dexterity take centre stage among the vibrant instrumentation of the track. "Saving Grace" is a stunning third single from the brand new artist, and highlights that the pursuit of your dreams is always better late than never.
Her debut album "Can't Stop Me Now" is set to release early 2024 followed by an album release party tour with her band.
Her second release "My Heart Feels The Same Way Too" is a powerhouse emotional ballad telling the story of a struggling relationship. Recently pick up SiriusXM Radio Top of the Country as well as added to many top Country Spotify playlists over 73K streams. It charted top 10 on the Canadian Country Indie Top 100 Chart.
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 several US stations, Australia and UK. Her first single reached #6 on the Canadian Country Indie Charts and the video for her song is at Stingray as well as playing on ICTV in Branson Missouri.
"The heartfelt lyrics and powerful vocals are sure to leave a lasting impression on country music fans everywhere" - Front Porch Music
"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
May 1, 2023
My Heart Feels The Same Way Too
Written by Amanda Keeles
Currently distributed across all Canadian Country Radio - RDR Music Group
Picked up by SiriusXM Top of the Country
Over 72K Spotify Streams
Over 11K YouTube Views
Currently Top 10 on Canadian County Indie Top 100 Chart
January 30, 2023
Blame it on The Moonlight
Written by Amanda Keeles
Picked up by over 50 Country radio stations across Canada, US, UK and Australia
Over 32K Spotify Streams
Debut single peaked at #6 on the Canadian Indie Country Top 100 Chart
September 22, 2023. Written by Amanda Keeles
Saving Grace Available across all streaming platforms
At Canadian Country Radio October 6, 2023
Music Video Release October 11, 2023