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Amanda Keller Music is a collaboration effort of Amanda Keller and Jaymee Granell Jr. Pre-production for the first studio album is officially under way.
Amanda was born, Amanda Jean Keller on March 21st 1989 in Clearwater, Florida, the second of three children. As a very young child, Amanda was first introduced to the art of music by her grandfather, who was an accomplished pianist. He would sit her down next to him as he would play his favorite songs. Although he passed away while Amanda was only two, his influence sparked a passion for music that she simply never outgrew. At the age of twelve Amanda began experimenting with the acoustic guitar, however she shortly after discovered her true calling…..singing. Highly influenced by the the attitude and story telling of country music along with the powerhouse vocal delivery found in R&B and pop, Amanda has developed a very unique and refreshing style of singing that is all her own. In 2007, while enjoying a night of karaoke with friends, Amanda was overheard by professional music instructor, Andrew Garrison, who was also the lead vocalist for the local club/ corporate band “Dinner For
Two”. Amanda was immediately asked to join the group as a second lead vocalist and has been captivating audiences around the Tampa/Clearwater/St. Pete area ever since. Aside from the audiences and listeners, Amanda’s awe-inspiring talent also caught the attention of fellow bandmate and longtime local songwriter/ bassist, Jaymee Granell Jr. With Keller’s voice as his inspiration, Jaymee began putting together a few instrumental arrangements in which he presented to her with hopes that she would agree to add lyrics and melodies to. Amanda gracefully stepped up to this new challenge and the collaboration resulted in magic right from the start. Pre-production for the first studio album is officially under way and with Miss Keller front and center, it is destined to be a success.
Jaymee Granell Jr.
Jaymee Granell Jr, born May 27th, 1982, is a musician and songwriter residing in Tampa, Florida. Jaymee has performed in and written/co-written music for a variety of groups and collaborations over the last 13 years including MCA recording artists, “Born Into Kaos”, in the early 2000′s, in which he toured the U.S. with. In this group Jaymee also recorded a full length studio album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa. In early 2008, Jaymee joined local show group, “Dinner For Two”, performing in many premier venues and dance clubs in the bay area as well as high end corporate functions and weddings. It was in this group that he met the amazing Amanda Keller. After a 5 year song writing hiatus, Jaymee presented Amanda with the idea of writing and recording music together. She graciously accepted and the two have been working on Amanda’s debut album since October of 2011.
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