TIMPERLEY singer Amanda Jane Heywood has not let Covid-19 put her blossoming career on hold.

Amanda has been singing her way through the lockdown with great success and to great reviews in the UK and Europe. Amanda sings a mixture of her own songs and personalised covers of blues, soul and popular songs.

At the end of May she was delighted to have her performance for the 10th Anniversary Salford Music Festival On Line, played on Facebook immediately before top of the bill Graham Nash (The Hollies, Crosby ,Stills ,Nash and Young etc). Amanda also recently performed a live set for Hale Barns Carnival Party at Home, which was viewed by over 3000 people. Amanda has sung live in her street on Thursdays in support of all our care workers and on VE Day.

Amanda has also organized events for and sung in support of a range of charities including Musicians Against Homelessness, The Christie, MNDA, The Prince’s Trust, Reverse Rett ,The British Stroke Association and for the Mayor of Trafford’s charities.

She is known for her appearances at; Irlam Live festivals, headlined by artists such as Billy Ocean, Alexander O’Neal, Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan. The Manchester Soul Festival, Live on BBC Radio Manchester's Becky Want show, Band On The Wall, Matt & Phreds, The Fitzgerald, MUFC , and locally for her appearances at Altrincham and Wythenshawe Christmas lights events, Hale Barns Carnival and Goose Green Festival.

A collaboration with singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Steed, via the internet, resulted in Amanda singing a song, ‘Hold It Tight’ on his newly released album ‘Homebound Blues’. The album and Amanda’s singing have had rave reviews from the UK and all over Europe.

Amanda is currently recording producing and finalising four original tracks for her debut EP, in collaboration with ‘Dr Steve’ and Nick Steed.

She is also booked to take part in all three days of Irlam Live 2020, which it is hoped will take place between September 18 to 20 and The Stockport Blues Festival on September 5 and 6, presented by The Spinning Top and The Garrick Theatre.

Plans are in motion to create a net-based “Manchester Blues Festival, which Amanda has been invited to take part in.

Social distancing and weather permitting Amanda will be doing another live event in her street to help celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on July 5. You can see and hear Amanda on YouTube and also searche Facebook under Amanda Jane Heywood Music.