Irish Songstress Amanda St John releases title track ‘Muscle Shoals’

2nd September 2019
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Northern Irish songstress Amanda St John has released title track ‘Muscle Shoals’, recorded in the famed US studio of the same name, ahead of the full album release “The Muscle Shoals Sessions’. Along with this, Amanda also has some upcoming shows in respect of her album launch, and you can find out dates near you below.

Talking about the experience, Amanda reports ‘It is was a dream come true being given the opportunity to record them in the legendary FAME Studios along with ‘swampers’ bass player David Hood (Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Percy Sledge, Paul Simon, Alicia Keys etc) and piano/keys/Hammond player Clayton Ivey (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Joss Stone, The Supremes etc).’

The story of this song is about how people get release in music and how a song can transport you back in time and make you feel younger for a moment.’she continues ‘This is what all those classic songs with the ‘Muscle Shoals’ sound do for me, every time!‘.

Amanda has been described as a “Head-turning vocalist with serous song writing prowess………a sensational artist” (Visit Dublin) and this single embodies just that and is well worth the listen.

Take a listen to ‘Muscle Shoals’ here on Spotify.



Friday 20th September Crescent Arts, Belfast
Sunday 22nd September Whelans Dublin
Wednesday 25th September Green Note London
Friday 4th October Market Place Armagh
Thursday 17th October Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh

For tickets and further shows info, click here.


“If Dusty Springfield were alive, she’d say ‘that’s my girl’!” (Grammy winning US producer Jon Tiven)

“The songs echo jazz/soul/gospel greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Odetta and Billie Holiday.” Irish Times

“A beautiful, beautiful voice” Gaby Roslin, BBC Radio London

“An incredible vocal performer and wonderfully talented songwriter.” Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

“Superb soulful vocals with stunning heartfelt lyrics” Blues Matters Magazine

“Amanda St John is totally in control of her craft and could be a huge international star”. John Kearns Irish News

“Feisty and fresh soul infused vocals…a must listen!” Hot Press Magazine

“An incredibly emotional and infectious listening experience” Folk & Tumble

“A vocal powerhouse” Sunday Life

“Unmistakable vocals and skills in crafting songs full of feeling” CultureHub

“What a debut! The songs are quirky and full of hooks” Linley Hamilton BBC Radio Ulster

“A dynamic singer/songwriter with an appetite for crafting stirring, soulful songs.”

“An emerging artist destined to write a long musical story,”