'Down-to-earth words, rugged beauty in the voice'
Bitter and Twisted hits the airwaves!
Mandy's new single 'Bitter and Twisted' is now being played on radio stations worldwide. Here's the country rock version - go to mandywoodsmusic.bandcamp.com to hear the 'ole country' mix!
Mandy's new 5-track CD 'All Along' is now available as a download at Bandcamp - as the whole album or as individual tracks.
I'm thrilled to have teamed up with fabulous violinist Annie Kerr - already great things are happening, with a place in the regional finals of Open Mic UK, and a fundraiser gig coming up on 17 October! Watch this space... :)
A seasoned writer and performer in both the UK and America, Mandy has spent most of her adult life giving in to wanderlust and crafting songs, many of which tell a story - about the ups and downs of relationships, her own and other people's struggles and quests for whatever it is we think our life is about, and anything else that has set her imagination off on her unconventional journey to where she is now.
After spending a decade in Austin, Texas, followed by a number of years back in the UK, she made a return visit to the States in 2010, drawn to Nashville, Tennessee, where she met and paired up professionally with singer songwriter Terri Calderon, with whom she has written a number of songs. Mandy has since then been over to Nashville several times to write and perform. She is now living in the south of England, and is a member of the London Songwriters' Group. She recently released a 5-track CD, 'All Along', recorded at Tigersonic Studio in London, and is involved with the Fearless Females collective. Mandy has recently formed a new duo, Yellow Rose, with Eastbourne-based singer-songwriter Jayne Ingles, and the pair are rapidly gaining a following in the surrounding area.
Mandy also has a personalised songwriting service, Dax Lyrical, involving writing bespoke songs about people's precious sausage dogs! Her various commissions, including a song she wrote for a couple in Florida that's subsequently gained quite a few hits on YouTube, can be heard on the Dax Lyrical website - word is apparently spreading far and wide!
Mandy is co-host, along with performance poet Little Red, of Red 'n' Randy's Rambunctious Open Mic every Wednesday evening at the Marlborough pub in Brighton.
Friday October 17, 7.30 pm: Mandy has joined forces with accomplished violinist Annie Kerr, and tonight they play a set of original material at a fundraiser for RISE, a domestic abuse charity, at the Brunswick pub in Hove (see next page for more details).
Saturday 25 October, 8.30 pm: Yellow Rose play for the evening at Chapter 12 Wine Bar, Hailsham, East Sussex
Sunday 26 October, 7.30 pm: Mandy and Annie have won through to the regional finals of the Open Mic UK competition and will be competing at an evening show at Sub89 in Reading. Tickets £8 - please get in touch if you'd like to come along and support us! :)
Saturday 31 January 2015, 11.15 am: Mandy and Jayne are performing (together and separately!) at the Saturday-morning music session at Eastbourne's Underground Theatre