Keyboard ability: Beginner
Composer ability: Expert
Vocal ability: Lead singer
Producer ability: Expert
Influences: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Gladys Knight, Joss Stone, Mary J Blige
I`d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to my daughter, AJay Mac, who is a 22-year-old r&b/soul/dance/pop performer who possesses a truly world-class vocal sound`n`style. I`ll give you as much detail as I can on the reaction and offers she`s received from various producers after being heard at her very basic myspace page to try and help give you a clear idea of what she`s got.
She was described by 2 award-winning, London-based record producers (they did 5 of the songs on the last Leona Lewis album) as having the same raw vocal potential, in her own style, as other U.K. acts such as Joss Stone and Leona.
After checking out her sound at her very basic myspace, they got in touch with a sensational offer for her (copy included below): they wanted her to record and release a pop/dance track, perform at gigs in Europe to crowds of up to 100,000 and record a video.
Very unfortunately for AJay, right at the time it came through, she was totally involved and committed to another project and, regretfully, had to decline it.
Again at myspace, a Grammy winning writer (he co-wrote with Garth Brooks "In Another`s Eyes) got in touch to request she perform one of his ballads, "As Long As I Have You", which is now track 8 at her page and I`ll enclose below a copy of his comments on her vocal performance.
Another offer was made by a well-known and long-time U.K. House dj who offered her a 5-single release and management deal through his company, but after checking out the fine detail of his contract, her lawyer has advised her not to sign it. AJay is hoping to sign a deal that is excellent for both parties and unfortunately his fell far short of this.
Ok, that`s about it for now except to say I do hope the enclosed info is of definite interest.
Thanks for your time.
Copy of comments from Grammy-winning writer:
Thanks so much for sending me this. Amanda`s voice is stunning. She absolutely nails the song and really sells it. Fantastic range.
Copy of the "Offer" from the London-based producers:
08 May 2009, 13:25
Good to hear from you.
AJ's a Great vocalist - I love her cover versions of the 3 new songs you have uploaded at your page..
Anyway - down to business.
We are producing the Dr. Alban International hit "It's My Life".
We have a record deal in place and the successful female vocalist will get the opportunity to perform in the Summer Festivals in Europe to over 100,000 people.
Do you recall the track? We need a female vocalist and I think AJ has the Power House vocal to deliver.
Also does AJ have the desire to perform at Large Stadium venues?
Give Cliff a bell to discuss - Great opportunity.
Have a Great day.