Amy Vendetta
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass, Cello, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

In the last 17 years since starting out at the young age of 8, with her very first of many instruments which she would have then mastered years later, Amy Lily Evans, affectionately known as Amy Vendetta, set out to write music and lyrics that is entirely of her original creative wordplay, thus allowing her to express herself fully with her personal experiences, her thoughts and her feelings, covering all topics and issues while never running out of things to say.

Since having fallen from grace in 2009, thus invoking herself into a 5-year hiatus, Amy has been struggling to find herself in music again. She had just left her broken home years ago, traveling the world with just a few bags and her two guitars, traveled all throughout the United States on a Greyhound bus just to end up in the middle of nowhere, where she then re-discovered herself, got back on her feet and starting writing songs again. It took some doing and some soul searching, but Amy has truly found herself once again. The hell she’s endured to become who she is today was no easy feat; her music pretty much speaks for herself and her experiences she’s lived through. Domestic violence, rape, transgender hate crimes, human trafficking, family violence, etc. – she was once victimized by such horrifying traumatic experiences, but in the end, it only made her stronger.

Her songwriting process is twisted, somewhat Schizophrenic yet brutal and unaffected by the mainstream, which corrupts their listeners nowadays with lies and hypocritical superficiality. Her lyrics comes from the heart, unafraid to speak her mind on just about anything, which might land the eccentric Transgender Goddess a spot as Corey Taylor’s successor as the Next Great Big Mouth. Her vocals are something to behold when she’s creating music to go with the brutally honest lyrics she has written over the years. Her grungy like growls and her somewhat sorrowful yet empathetically intense combinations of melodic harmonic vocals and the instruments accompanying her vocals and lyrical content in her solo project is something that’s very rare, but indeed worthy to challenge her hatred for the mainstream/corporate music industry by showing her support and her love for the independent/underground music industry via displaying such intensely raw and beautiful music that’s not often played or heard of nowadays, with all the music being produced by really sh*tty so-called “musical artists”.

Looking up to all her musical heroes/bands she grew up listening to, she has branched out into tapping her inner self and using her inspirations/muses to create something completely original and yet so nakedly open and raw. She is not afraid to use her voice to the fullest capacity and push her musical/lyrical creativity limits further and further and take revenge on the music industry with her self-proclaimed nickname, the “Princess of Lyrical Vendettas”, which has become her solo project's band name and dominate the Independent Music industry with her intricate and beautiful music, holding nothing back.

To see that kind of talent, that kind of raw yet unbridled honesty, to experience her music with all 5 senses, it’s just not enough. She wants to truly assault all 5 senses, including your “sixth sense” and your darkest senses, and give you the key to escape your own impaired reality and embrace true reality, raw truths and open your eyes and minds to something much more bigger than this. Empathy was never dead to begin with; it was just in hiding, waiting for the perfect time in this day and age to really make an impact. Being a former client of Larkin Street Youth Services, an survivor of many sufferings/tragedies/crimes, etc., and helping others with her music and other ventures she partake in often, she’s one of the most down to earth and truly compassionate human beings to be ever so humble in a world that doesn’t care, a world so cold that she herself almost lost her life in many years ago, she has survived it all and became one of the greatest independent/underground singer-songwriters that’s about to make a huge impact on the world and show the world that she can and will do anything she sets her heart, mind, soul (and sometimes body) to in the most empathetic yet sadomasochistic ways possible to make the world a better place to live in.

Being an singer-songwriter/musician/recording artist for this venture, her solo project, she’s now in progress of releasing a new solo album with this venture, all whilst being the Owner/CEO, etc. of her own independent record label, Underground Vendetta Records, and her careers as a photographer/filmmaker, actress/model, writer/poet/journalist/author, painting/drawing artist and an activist of sorts in many communities from the Deaf/Disabled community to the LGBT/BDSM community and beyond, all whilst she’s donating her spare time to charities/fundraising events as well being an activist for several grassroots organizations and being an humanitarian/Riot Grrl Feminist, she’s always a busy woman, never running out of ideas, never running out of compassionate empathy, thus rekindling her faith and hope in humanity. We look forward to hearing what she will share with the world very soon when the solo album from this current solo venture and the debut album from her other band releases to the masses and begin the long-lost Bohemian Revolution once again.

©1999-2015 Amy Vendetta/Underground Vendetta Records

Screen name:
Amy Vendetta
Member since:
Jun 09 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Sounds Like:
Staind, Seether, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Corey Taylor, Aaron Lewis, Evanescence, The Cure, Siouxse and the Banshees, Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Birthday Massacre, Emilie Autumn, Incubus, Live, Fuel, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Audioslave, Chris Cornell, Rage Against The Machine, Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Eminem, Run-DMC, NWA, Tupac, Jay-Z, Beatsie Boys, Rancid, Green Day, Three Doors Down, Three Days Grace, Nonpoint, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Device, Lita Ford, Cherie Currie, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Runaways, Cherri Bomb, Halestorm, Apocalyptica, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Faith and the Muse, Faith No More, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Drowning Pool, Black Label Society, The Vandals, Black Flag, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Tegan and Sara, T.A.T.U., The Crystal Method, Cypress Hill, Paul Wall, Kamelot, Nightwish, Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, All That Remains, Arven, As I Lay Dying, P.O.D., The Whosoevers, Avenged Sevenfold, Avril Lavigne, Bad Religion, Danzig, The Misfits, The Ramones, Black Stone Cherry, Brian "Head" Welch, Korn, J-Devil, Buckcherry, Black Veil Brides, Paradise Lost, Draconian, Iced Earth, Iron Maiden, In Flames, Rammstein, Chevelle, Filter, Crossfade, Daughtry, The Fray, Deftones, Disciple, Evans Blue, Blue October, Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate, Fireflight, Skillet, Flyleaf, Five Finger Death Punch, Thousand Foot Krutch, Foo Fighters, Fort Minor, Styles of Beyond, Gemini Syndrome, Hoobastank, HellYeah, Icon For Hire, In This Moment, Killswitch Engage, KMFDM, Leah, Less Than Jake, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Dead By Sunrise, Cold In May, Cold War Kids, Cold, The Letter Black, Motley Crue, Kiss, Metallica, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, D-12, Rakim, Biggie, Notorious B.I.G., Marilyn Manson, MxPx, Nickelback, Love and Death, NOFX, The Offspring, Operation Ivy, Pantera, Damageplan, Sex Pistols, Paramore, Pearl Jam, Butthole Surfers, Pop Evil, The Pretty Reckless, Puddle of Mudd, Red, Restless Heart, Hank Williams 1, 2 and 3, PJ Harvey, Weak of Wanting, The 69 Eyes, Voltaire, Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Royce Da 5'9", Saving Abel, Scott Stapp, Creed, Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Skinny Puppy, System Of A Down, Hole, Liz Phair, Carly Simon, The Smiths, Patti Smith, Violent Femmes, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Mudvayne, Demon Hunter, DevilDriver, Coal Chamber, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osborne, Suicide Silence, Hinder, The Velvet Underground, Social Distortion, Dark New Day, Theory Of A Deadman, Tonight Alive, Trapt, Tremonti, Trust Company, Slayer, Black Eyed Peas, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Jane Siberry, The Savage Kind, Aceyalone, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Katy Perry, Bjork, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, Queens Of The Stone Age, Queen, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Motorhead, Murderdolls, Cradle of Filth, Draconian, Stamping Ground, OTEP, Arch Enemy, Eric Clapton, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fit For Rivals, The Nearly Deads, Projekt Pitchfork, Skrillex, Stitched Up Heart, The Genital Torturers, Blacklisted Me and Holly Brook

Influences:
Domestic Violence, being a rape survivor, family violence survivor, transgender hate crime survivor, Satanism/Paganism/Wicca/Paranormal/Supernatural issues/personal spiritual experiences, relationships, breakups, suicide, being bullied, peer pressure, anti-political statements/anti-religion statements/Government corruption/Anarchism, Feminism/Humanitarianism, Anti-Sexism, Anti-Racism, Deaf Culture, LGBTIQQA culture/lifestyle choices/issues/civil rights, etc., the fight against police brutality, historical events (i.e., Spanish Inquisition, World War 1/2, Civil War, War on Iraq, Presidential moments, JFK, MLK assassination, Harvey Milk, Stonewall Riots, Transgender Day of Remembrance, school shootings tragedies such as UC Santa Barbara, Virginia Tech, Columbine, Sandy Hook, the Aurora Movie Theatre massacre, The Fight Against Al-Qaeda, the death of Osama Bin Laden, the capture of Saddam Hussein, Pearl Harbor, Veterans coming home to nothing, homelessness, queer youth issues, losing loved ones to cancer, suicide, murder, car accidents, etc.), growing up, teen angst issues in the high school years, being a human trafficking victim/survivor, being a struggling and starving young artist, traveling all over the world to find somewhere to belong, sense of loneliness, emptiness, mental health issues, Gender Dysphoria issues, anger management issues, my beliefs/opinions/statements on what's really going on around me in this world so cold, and also telling other people's stories in song format from a storyteller's first/third person point of view with a sense of empathy and compassion, forgiveness, letting go, moving on, contemplating whether to hold grudges or forgive, etc. is pretty much my influences when writing songs/lyrics/music for what I want to talk about on every album.

EQUIPMENT

We have a variety of gear and instruments and equipment from Shure to Yamaha to Gibson and so forth, and our recording softwares are currently Logic X, Pro Tools and Acoustica Mixcraft Home Studio and Acoustica Mixcraft 7. So in other words, we have a full studio, and currently seeking studio/touring musicians to help record the latest album along with the possibility of some of the studio musicians touring in case we can't find touring musicians to fill in the live performance spots after the album release.

MUSIC