THE recent release of a musical EP entitled 'Spirit' by Timperley singer Amanda Jane Heywood, has been a great success on many fronts.

In September, songs from the EP were played on radio stations all over the world including France, Germany, London, Australia, Canada and on many worldwide audience internet stations.

Amanda’s original songs from 'Spirit' were broadcast to great acclaim and resulted in Amanda’s first ever record release entering the IBBA album charts at no18 One London radio station.

She was praised during a live interview, where she was likened to Etta James.

Amanda thanked the interviewer for the fantastic compliment but felt the comparison to Etta James was too far to go!

The continuing large amount of radio plays, and positives from the responses and chart success of Amanda’s first released music has led Amanda to start work immediately on an LP/CD, with the support of local musician Steve Shepherd, based at Altrincham Open Studios CIO, which she hopes to release by Christmas 2020.

The LP/CD will be produced and arranged by renown musician and International performer Nick Steed who played keyboards and he produced much more on Amanda’s 'Spirit' EP.

The musicians who worked on the EP have also been re-booked for the album.

One of Amanda’s new songs will be 'Strike; inspired by a scene from the BBC drama of the same name.

Unfortunately, Amanda’s live performances have been postponed due to coronavirus restrictions but she is keeping busy.

As previously reported Amanda contributed music videos to the Salford Music Festival 2020 on-line and was elated to have these performances broadcast immediately before top of the bill Graham Nash.

The event managed to raise thousands of pounds for supported charities, both through Just Giving and by direct donations to the individual charities.

As a result of successfully taking part in that festival the Trustee’s of Salford Loaves and Fishes, a charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable in Manchester have invited Amanda to contribute to their 2020 event.

At this time especially, the work of this charity is needed even more as individuals and families who were previously just managing to support themselves are now, as a result of Covid-19, in a worse position with poverty and debt.

Amanda’s EP is now widely available via the following channels: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, MediaNet,and via her website,