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Amanda Jackson Band
Amanda Jackson (Vocalist)
Dale McKie (Guitarist/Harmonica)
Todd MacLean (Keys/Sax/Guitar)

The Amanda Jackson Band is about connecting - with their lyrics, their audience, the planet, and each other. Comprised of Amanda Jackson (vocals), Dale McKie (guitar, harmonica) and Todd MacLean (guitar, piano, sax), the trio creates an intimate listening experience that leaves the audience feeling as if they’ve had the chance to peer into the soul of the band.

Amanda’s powerful voice highlights the vulnerability of their lyrics, adding to the honesty of the story-telling. Their original songs get to the core of the human experience with a strong emphasis on social awareness and what makes us human. Each band member brings a wealth of experience from different genres of music, resulting in a perfectly eclectic joining of deep lyrics, pitch perfect musical execution and powerful vocals. Amanda and Dale are best known for their time with the popular, multi-award winning, Bad Habits. Todd is a highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist, a former member of the ECMA-winning group English Words and was named Musician of the Year at the 2011 Music PEI Awards.

In July 2017, the band’s highly anticipated studio debut, Fire in the Blue was released. Fire in the Blue won the 2018 Music PEI Award for Urban recording of the Year and garnered two additional nominations for Group Recording and New Artist of the Year as well as an ECMA nomination for R&B album of the year in 2019. In early 2018, the band received national attention as one of the top 10 finalists for the 2018 CBC Searchlight competition, earning their spot as one of the top five chosen by voters across the country for their song “Dance into the Light”. They were also highlighted by the CBC producers as one of the standouts from the Top 100.