Singer, songwriter, pianist, and acoustic guitarist Amanda Green was raised in Miami Beach, FL. She knew from almost the beginning that she wanted to be a rock star. When she was three years old her love for music revealed itself with the help of an old piano that had been acquired by her family when a local hotel was torn down. In 1981, a bright-eyed and ambitious Green put together a cassette tape called Amanda Green's Greatest Hits, and promptly tried to sell it to friends at school.
Green has come a long way since those innocent childhood days, and she's worked hard to make it to a point in her career where music could become her full-time occupation. Over the years, Green has appeared in live shows across the United States, opening for major acts like the Goo Goo Dolls and Sheryl Crow. Green's own performances are filled with numbers that go from fun and energetic -- punctuated by her bold, flaming red hair and green guitar -- to serious and sad. She is backed by a first-rate band, consisting of members like Derek Murphy and bass guitarist Matthew Sabatella.
In 1996, Green recorded a superb debut EP, Charley's Girl. That same year, she completed her first full-length album, Junk and Stuff, released under the Y&T Music label. Both works received plenty of positive reviews from critics. A video was made for one of the tracks, "Why Do I Have to Die?," from the Junk and Stuff album.
It took three long years after that, but finally in 1999 a sophomore album hit the market. It is titled the Nineteen Hundreds and carries tracks like "Silver Dollar," "Walls Come Down," "Heaven Held the World," "Sugar Blossom," and "Beak."