Amanda began singing as a tiny child in the church choir. In 8th grade, she found the devil’s music and never turned back. She started with rock music on the bass and guitar, playing bass in not one, but TWO bands for her 8th grade talent show and then writing songs and performing on guitar with an all-girl punk/grunge band in 9th grade. Meanwhile, she played on the high school drum line and every type of school-sponsored, band-related ensemble available. She also continued singing backup and playing bass for a cover band. Her debut group as lead singer was tattermask, in which she made music with Josh and Harley from Venus.