London born Amanda Homi has traveled the world, lived in many countries, and currently makes New York City her home. She is a singer, songwriter, percussionist and dancer. Her first album, Drumgirls was released in 2004. She recently co-produced with Jake Holmes a documentary about Latin Grammy lifetime achievement award recipient, the folkloric Colombian singer Toto La Momposina. Hosted by Amanda, La Colombiana (Passing the Torch), was shot on location in Colombia. Sonya Alexander, Examiner.com raved, “La Colombiana is a must-see for anyone who appreciates cultural music and tradition.”
The daughter of an actress and a physician, Amanda grew up singing as a child and dreaming of travel. She fell in love with languages, and began her musical travel adventures at the age of eighteen. She has since studied dance and percussion in Brazil and Senegal, sung Rembetika in Greece, Gypsy Flamenco in Spain, filmed a documentary in Colombia, wrote and recorded Reggae in Jamaica and recently performed her music in Agadir with Moroccan musicians.
Amanda is a sought after studio session singer, recording countless songs for various artists and songwriters. She has performed and/or recorded with such formidable singer-songwriters and musicians as Jackson Browne, Ray Lamontagne, Jane Siberry, Maxwell, Mavis Staples, They Might Be Giants, Michael Brecker, John Pizzarelli, Grover Washington, Jr., Pete Seeger, Toots Thielmans and Toots Hibbert. Amanda is also a featured singer on E-Street Band Member Everett Bradley’s Holidelic CD. She has also written and sung on many national commercials and wrote the theme to the popular TV show “Bridezillas”.