Veteran Vocalist Amanda Cole Talks Breaking the Mold


One of the most Profoundly Powerful Voices I have ever come across on YouTube is that of amazing female Vocalist Amanda Cole. Her “Pretty Hurts” (Beyonce) cover came onto my radar and immediately I found myself rushing to find more of her videos. I soon discovered that Cole is certainly No Amateur. Her Professionalism is very evident while watching her work and hit every intended note with pure precision. Her skill is so good that she was even selected and performed as a member of the R&B super group En Vogue for a few years. This is a Gifted Queen. Read with us and find out how she went from avoiding her unique talent as a youth, to absolutely loving it as an adult and the power she now has to influence other young Artists to be better than the mold created for them. Learn how Amanda has turned both the positive and negative experiences she’s had on her musical journey into motivation and fuel to be the best at what she does. The beautiful star also shares the importance of having the right support system around you and how not to become a gimmick just for that big paycheck. Want to know what she does in her spare time? Well, we were totally shocked and tickled by what she said. All the good stuff is below. Enjoy!

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by Kitty Y. Williams

The INDIEgator: Where are you from and when did your Musical journey begin?

Amanda Cole: I started singing at a very young age, around 8 years old, and my journey began like most singers, in church. I sang in the choir and by age 10 or 11 was always picked to sing solos. I wasn’t very good in my opinion and I didn’t really like the attention. Then my parents would force me to sing for every person that came to our house and it made me even more embarrassed, so I swore I would

never become a singer.

The INDIEgator: What type of music did you grow up listening to and who were some of your musical influences?

Amanda Cole: I listened to nearly everything. I don’t believe that there’s a genre of music that I did not enjoy as a kid, but my most favorite of course was Pop music. My favorite Artist was Stacy Lattisaw because I really felt  like she sounded a lot like me at that age. I also listened to a lot of Richard Marx, Bon Jovi, Barbra Streisand, Diana

Ross, of course Whitney Houston and Mariah. I love Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.

I really just gravitated towards mature music because I felt their vocal performances engaged me emotionally. Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Billy Ocean, Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle, Celine Dion… Those people really embodied what vocal artistry is; their song selections help to facilitate that. Even so, I still was not convinced

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Kitty Y. Williams
Since moving to Houston, CEO Kitty Y. Williams (MissKittyTV Networks, LLC) has brought positive media exposure to Entertainers, Business Owners, Authors, Filmmakers, Community Leaders and other unique individuals Worldwide. Beginning with MissKittyTV in 2006, she filmed exclusive interviews, showcases, web cam episodes and events around the city, sharing with the world via YouTube. In 2007 she started her Kitty Williams LIVE radio broadcast on BlogTalkRadio, interviewing guests and showcasing music from several independent entertainers. (Read More on LinkedIn)

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