This is a 6-piece alternative rock band from NYC formed in November '94. The emotional
heart of AW is the collaboration of lead singer Minx and singer songwriter Grace
Millo. Their songs are infused with introspection and dark melodies, songs of
bitterness and longing are complemented by Minx's emotionallly charged vocals.
Their debut 7" single, Ghost on Breath of the Earth Records was released
June '95 to widespread critical acclaim. Along with performing regularly in
the NYC area, amanda's waiting have also toured the tri-state area. The single
is currently receiving national airplay on college radio. Two east coast stations,WNTI
Hackettstown, NJ, and WRPI Troy, NY, featured live performances and interviews
with the band. WBAB, NY recently selected "Pretty Good For a Girl"
off the CD compilation "Go on Girl" featuring bands from NY and Texas.
Backed by MCA Music Publishing, amanda's waiting collaborated with Russ Kunkel
(James Taylor, Jackson Brown, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffet) in producing a 4
song demo in November 1996 including: Superman Blue - The sadness that comes
from the realization that your lover only loves you for your strength Shades
of Blue - A love song celebrating how opposites attract Just Lay - Inner conflict
between sexual temptation and religious faith. Tread These Waters - Was written
during an anxiety attack-aplea for peace in the soul.
AMANDA'S WAITING - (SELF TITLED) Nearing 4 years of this band being together
certainly shows on this album. It took me a couple of tracks to get into the
sound of the band, but once I came across "Superman Blue", I was pretty
much hooked on the rest of the album. The sound of the band hovers between various
styles of rock & at times slowing to rock ballad territory. There's a number
of extremely impressive tracks here, like to alternate soft/loud masterpiece
of "Ghost", the rousing epic proportions of "Child Of Saturn"
(a definite hit single inh the making) & another big favourite of mine that
got 3 plays in a row, "Jane's Room", a track that's got a great lyrical
content.Another very interesting track is the closing track "Pretty Good
For A Girl", which is a very cool feminist pop number with a great story.
The band certainly have something to appeal to just about everyone. - hEARd
Modern rock with a feminist twist from this NYC-based sextet. Comparisons to
4 Non Blondes are not far off the mark, but I also detected the influence of
Patti Smith in AW's dark drama. Lead singer Minx has a strong, clear voice,
and song writer Grace Millo (who also sings and plays rhythm guitar) has given
her above-par melodies to work with. The band, accented by Wendy Flitter's cello,
is sure-footed, if not incendiary, and with a little push amanda's waiting could
well make its mark in the AAA market. A previous demo was produced by Russ Kunkel
(Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac), so they've got some friends in high places.
- Jim Santo Demo Universe
Additional information can be found at amandaswaiting.com