A Lebanese blueswoman and a Texan loop artist. Amanda Abizaid and Sydney Wright

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Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Amanda Abizaid 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, and many others. A prodigious live performer, she appears regularly in clubs and concerts around the world. Winner of numerous awards, she is  Amanda also inspires and encourages her fans to respect and value all cultures through their shared love of music to create a more peaceful world society and support women in music. Her most recent album, Walking Two’s has already won awards and her Bollywood Remix single will be released shortly

West Texas-born Sydney Wright grew up learning and loving music, crafting songs and amping up her skills as a performer as a teen playing country and rock. She developed her stunning performing skills with an impressive knack for looping tracks during live performances  with a huge voice that often gets her compared to Florence and the Machine and Sara Bareilles.  Post-college, in 2015, after recording at the famous Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Wright moved  to Austin and took up sound engineering in town. But she also started performing,  making her way through venues as a formidable, usually solo, performer.  A hit-and-run accident put her in the hospital for 10 weeks, but with the help of  Health Alliance for Austin Musicians she has fully recovered and is back playing and recording, launching an indigogo site, creating stunning videos and, of course,  sound engineering.

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