As alluring as the sculpted inlet of the Bay of Fundy, Amanda's voice is making its mark on the Canadian and international music landscape. Voicing everything from dixieland jazz improv to alternative rock ballads to heart-baring original compositions. This authentic, multi-dimensional Canadian treasure mesmerizes listeners with her unconventional melodies and intuitive vocals. 'Ottawa-based folk singer-songwriter Amanda Cottreau blends haunting melodies with themes of love and redemption. Her tunes are wrought with internal conflict but always seem to offer some sort of resolution through self-awareness. While she cites Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan and Sarah Harmer as influences, Cottreau has a voice all her own.' ~ Collin Elliott, STEREOFAME ( Nov 02, 2010 ). Over the years, Amanda has been refining her hauntingly beautiful brand of folk, elevating sadness to triumph and desolation to celebration. In 2009, she met and began collaborating with Ryan Potter, a seasoned Ottawa musician and closet producer. After almost two years of juggling work, motherhood and recording, Amanda finally birthed her first solo album 'Universe in a Soft Sell' (NOV 2010). In the last four years, Amanda has played over 200 shows between Ontario, Quebec & Nova Scotia and has shared the stage with countless artists: The Visit, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Heather Sita Black, Nathanael Larochette, Brandon Wint, Russell Levia, Nick Beauregard, Andrew Johnson, Alex Millaire, Jeremy Sills & Naomi Athena, Rory Taillon, Keturah Johnson, Brandon Wint, Steve Perron, Sarah Smith, Jack Pine & The Fire, Tara Porter, Gabrielle Giguere, Sohayla Smith, Domestic Crisis Group, Musk Ox, Katey Morley, Lani Billard, Meghan Tonjes, Mike Falzone, Sheree Plett, Jeremy Eisenhauer, Ophelia Syndrome, The Strip, Jason Paul Johnston, Terns, Natasha Pasternak, Jayda, Brothers Through The Hill, The Powergoats, Ryan J. Potter, Tracie Morgan Mac Maghnuis, Joel Keuhn, Soulfat Funk.