Amanda Wilson

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Amanda Wilson
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Amanda Wilson at Heathrow
Background information
Birth name Amanda Wilson
Born (1980-04-13) 13 April 1980 (age 34)
Origin Peckham, London, England, UK
Genres House
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001-present
Associated acts Freemasons

Amanda Wilson (born 13 April 1980) is a British singer. She is a member of house music act Freemasons. As part of the act she has scored two major UK hit singles, one of which went on to success in several European charts, and the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Amanda also scored another major UK and worldwide smash hit working with Avicii and Samuele Sartini on "Seek Bromance" in 2010.

Background[edit]

Wilson provided lead vocals on the track "When We Were in Love", which made it to the semi final of The Great British Song Contest 1998 to select the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. She has a four octave vocal range and her vocals have been compared to Mariah Carey.[by whom?] Her vocal skills brought her to the attention of music industry A&R. However most of Wilson's success has been found as a guest vocalist working with dance acts.

With the Freemasons[edit]

Wilson provided lead vocals on many tracks on the Freemasons' album, Shakedown. Amanda was first discovered by a couple of producers who pitched a song with her voice to The Freemasons, they didn't feel the track but loved the singer and that was the breakthrough.[citation needed] Her biggest hit was the Freemasons track, "Love On My Mind", which reached number 11 in 2005 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] The song sampled vocals from "This Time Baby" by Jackie Moore, and lyrics from "When The Heartache Is Over" by Tina Turner. Wilson's vocals on the track were electronically lowered in pitch to blend in with the sampled vocals of Jackie Moore.[citation needed]

Following her success with the Freemasons' first album, Wilson went on to provide lead vocals for their 2008 remix of Gusto's "Disco's Revenge", which gave her a third Top 40 hit in the UK (peaking at number 34).[2]

She has also provided vocals for various other dance tracks, most recently on the Outsiders' single "Keep This Fire Burning".

Discography[edit]

  • "Love On My Mind" – Freemasons (2005) UK #11[1]
  • "Electric Love" – Glamour Katz (2006)
  • "Watchin'" – Freemasons (2006) UK #19[3]
  • "I Feel Like" – Freemasons (2007)
  • "Gotta Let Go" – A. Lee (2007)
  • "Intoxicated" – Raw (2007)
  • "Heaven In Your Eyes" Night Drive (2007)
  • "The Right Way" – Wawa & Herd (2007)
  • "Disco's Revenge" – Gusto (2008) UK #33
  • "Good 4 Me" – Daytone (2008)
  • "Pure Emotion" – Mr Fix It (2008)
  • "Found A Miracle" – Loveless (2008)
  • "Keep This Fire Burning" - Outsiders (2008) UK #80
  • "Need In Me" - Danny Dove & Steve Smart (2008)
  • "Love Resurrection" - Aurora (2008)
  • "You're Not Good For Me" - Roxy ST (2008)
  • "Falling For You" - Soulcatcher (2008)
  • "Saturday" - Weekend Lovers (2008)
  • "Something Gotta Give" - Thomas Gold (2008)
  • "Break It Off" - Audiostar (2008)
  • "The Right Way (Remixes)" - Wawa & Herd (2009)
  • "Make It Real" - Signs (2009)
  • "Surrender" - Night Drive (2009)
  • "Just Because" - Thomas Gold (2009)
  • "Underneath My Skin" - Nick Bridges (2009)
  • "U Sure Do" (2010)
  • "Satisfaction Guaranteed" - Mr Sam and Andy Duguid (2010)
  • "Love U Seek" - Samuele Sartini (2010)
  • "Caught Up" - Paul Harris, Michael Gray, Jon Pearn (2010)
  • "Not Over You" - Olav Basoski & Redroche (2010)
  • "Smile" - Sound Of Soho (2010)
  • "Sometimes" - Dim Chris (2010)
  • "Seek Bromance" - Tim Berg (2010) (Wilson re-recorded the vocals from "Love You Seek" for Berg's "Bromance") UK #13
  • "You and I (On Ibiza)" Kalwi & Remi (2011)
  • "Back Again" - Samuele Sartini (2011)
  • "You Found Me" - Dim Chris (2011)
  • Chrizzo & Maxim feat. Amanda Wilson - Runaway (2011)
  • "Runaway" (Ian Carey Remix) (2011)
  • "Runaway" (Sidney Samson Remix) (2011)
  • "Don't Throw It Away"(Dominatorz Extended Club Mix)(2011)
  • "Doing It Right"- Remady & Manu-L (2012)
  • "Breaking Up" - Chuckie and Promise Land (2012)
  • "Touch The Sky" - Provenzano Dj (2012)
  • Thiesen & Senza, James Durden feat Amanda Wilson - "Im Still Breathing" (2013)
  • "I Am Changing" - Mastiksoul (2013)[4]
  • "Where My Heart Lives" - Mike Lucas & Simon Beta (2014)
  • "Save The Day" - (Etostone Feat. Amanda Wilson) (2014) [5]

Solo releases[edit]

  • "Spin It Again" (2009)
  • "Another Minute Remix 2010" (2010)
  • "Amanda Wilson" (Album) (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 214. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Everyhit.com 2". 
  3. ^ "Everyhit.com". 
  4. ^ "Mastiksoul - "I am Changing" (Feat Amanda Wilson & Ebbyman) Official Video [HD]". YouTube. 
  5. ^ "Etostone Feat. Amanda Wilson - Save The Day (Lyric Video)". YouTube. 

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