BIOGRAPHY

AMANDA ABIZAID

Amanda is best known as the captivating vocalist on the

 

theme song "A Place In Time" from Paramount's The 4400,

 

the featured song "Dreams in Ashes" from Lifetime

 

Television’s Odd Girl Out, as well as other lead vocal

 

appearances in songs appearing in Smallville, Ed, One

 

Tree Hill, Felicity, and Charmed.  Amanda also composed

 

and sang movie theme songs for 3 Below, 13th Alley, and

 

the independent short film, Facing the Lion, by writer

 

director, Joe Plonsky, and executive producer, Scott Spiegel.

 

 

 

Born in Beirut, Lebanon to an American mother and

 

Lebanese father, Amanda and her four older sisters sang continuously as her instinctive musical talent emerged as

 

naturally as her permanent smile and infectious laughter.

 

 

 

The influences of Western recording artists, such as Elton John, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and The Beatles combined

 

with the abundant Middle Eastern music she heard and sang daily growing up in Beirut to create her own unique musical

 

identity.

 

 

 

Early gigs introduced Amanda to Styx drummer; Todd Sucherman,  Alice Cooper guitarist; Eric Dover, Ricky Martin

 

guitarist/saxaphonist/keyboardist; Ron Dziubla, John Doe drummer; Brian Head, Tom Jones bassist; Mike Mennell,

 

Brian Wilson vocalist; Taylor Mills and Independent artists, Jennifer Stills, Bird York and Lili Haydn, all with whom

 

she performed live with in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Through her many connections with leading musicians, in the early part of the 00’s, Amanda started to receive offers to

 

sing for several popular TV shows including VH-1’s Strange Frequency, (two songs lip-synced by Ally Sheedy and

 

Charisma Carpenter), and two songs for the film Devious Beings, with Stephen Phillips and Tim P, the iconic composing

 

and songwriting duo and founders of Bosshouse Music.  In 2004, Amanda would sing the theme song A Place in Time

 

for the critically-acclaimed television series, The 4400.

 

 

 

Today Amanda continues to volunteer as a vocalist, songwriter and musician, for organizations such as the Daniel Pearl

 

Foundation http://danielpearl.org/ America Victory Orchestra https://www.facebook.com/AmericanVictoryOrchestra and a

 

singer with the Holiday Music Making a Difference http://www.HolidayMusicMakingADifference.com,

 

an organization consisting of regular folks to Rock Stars of all eras and genres

 

who visit and entertain nursing homes throughout Los Angeles and Southern California during every Holiday Season.