Amanda performs music in various genres such as pop, folk, rock, soft rock, Celtic, and classical. Her instruments include voice, acoustic steel string guitar, classical guitar, and piano. Whether soft, beautiful classical guitar is needed for background music at a cocktail party or upbeat pop music is needed to get a crowd dancing, Amanda is your musician.
Thank you Amanda, you were simply fantastic and a wonderful guitarist.
Totally enjoyed Amanda's music. I would recommend her highly to anyone wanting a lovely touch of enjoyment.
I was looking for a classical guitarist for a corporate event in August at the Spa at Norwich Inn to set a gentle ambience at the first night welcome reception. I came across Amanda by chance and am so glad I did. Her highly skilled and emotional playing was complemented perfectly by her professionalism and dedication to her art. My many customers from all over the world all commented upon her music. I would willingly recommend her and would use her again and again.
I hired Amanda to perform at my winery and was amazed at the relaxing and entertaining ambiance she was able to create. While very talented she exudes class and still can connect with her audience which from my experience in past musicians can be a task in itself. I would definitely recommend her for anything big or small. Thank you Amanda!
It's very rare, almost unheard-of that such musicality is accompanied by such personality. I came across Amanda by chance, as she was the performer for a friend's Gallery opening in Hartford. While perusing the different paintings, I noticed a romantic air in the night. It wasn't until I finally came to here podium that I was truly taken aback. Her playing seemed to be more than part of her, and it took everyone watching along with her into the music.
In short, 5/5 stars and I strongly recommend her for any occasion.
Price Range: $175 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
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Here's some great testimonials:
"Amanda really set the mood at our wedding reception. Everybody was commenting on how good she was and wondering where I found her."
-Pamela Woods, Wedding in Mystic, CT
"Amanda was great last night for my sisters bridal shower! She required little direction and offered to make announcements. Professional, talented, very sweet and highly recommended! Thanks Amanda!"
- Jillian D., Bridal Party at Preston Ridge Vineyard
"Amanda did an amazing job when I hired her for my wedding. She was prompt in answering my questions and was available to discuss what I wanted for wedding music. Amanda performed classical guitar during my cocktail hour. She brought all of her own equipment and worked professionally with my wedding coordinator. I still get compliments from my wedding guests about Amanda's music. "
- Deborah Perez, Wedding at the Newport Marriott, Newport, RI
A native of Connecticut, Amanda Sullivan is a versatile musician who has performed throughout New England in a variety of venues ranging from large concert halls to small intimate spaces.
Amanda Sullivan holds a Bachelor's in Music at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut where she studied classical guitar under the tutelage of internationally known pedagogue, Richard Provost. Amanda was the recipient of a significant four-year scholarship to Hartt.
In addition to her formal studies at the Hartt School, Amanda has performed in masterclasses for some of the worlds’ most renown classical guitarists including Ana Vidovic, Antigoni Goni, Marcin Dylla, Jason Vieaux, Scott Tennant, Odair Assad, Brasil Guitar Duo, Alan Goldspiel, and William Kanengeiser. She has also attended and performed in many Hartt Classical Guitar Summer Workshops. She currently teaches at School of Rock in Madison, CT.
Additional Booking Notes
Amanda comes to each event fully equipped with her own chair, battery powered amplifier, and light source for her music stand. Even if your venue has no electricity, Amanda has her own light source for reading sheet music in darker areas and a battery powered amp for older buildings and outside settings.
The only thing Amanda needs is dry, level ground on which to set up on and cover from rain.
Past Booked Events
|May 25, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Retirement Party|
|November 06, 2015||Fundraiser|
|June 29, 2014||Church Service|
Across the Universe- The Beatles
American Pie- Don Mclean
Better Together- Jack Johnson
Circle- Harry Chapin
Dreams- The Cranberries
Falling Slowly- Glen Hasnard
For the Longest Time- Billy Joel
Going to the Chapel- The Crystals
Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen
Heart of Gold- Neil Young
Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles
House of the Rising Sun
I Can See Clearly Now- Jimmy Cliff
I Melt with You- Modern English
I’ll Follow You Into the Dark- Death Cab for Cutie
I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
Jolene- Dolly Parton
La Vie en Rose- Edith Piaf
Lovesong- The Cure
Mad World- Roland Orzabal
Maggie May- Rod Stewart
Me and Bobby McGee- Foster and Krisofferson (Janis Joplin)
Nothing Compares to You- Prince (Sinead O’Connor)
Oliver James- Fleet Foxes
Ramblin Man- Allman Brothers
Ring of Fire- Johnny Cash
Rocket Man- Elton John
Roller Skate Song- Melanie Safka
Sea of Love- Phil Phillips
Someone Like You- Adele
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane
Spark- Tori Amos
Summer Breeze- Seals and Croft
Thank You- Dido
The Girl from Ipanema
The Rose- Bette Midler
The Scientist- Coldplay
The Show- Lenka
The Way I am- Ingrid Michaelson
This is the First Day of My Life- Bright Eyes
We Are Going to Be Friends : The White Stripes
Wolf- First Aid Kit
You Were Meant for Me- Jewel
Your Song- Elton John
Influences & Inspiration
Listeners have commented on the soulful quality and dynamic range of her voice to the likes of Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, and Ingrid Michaelson.
3 pronged outlet
If outside, cover from rain/sun
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