Amanda Bon formed her band in 2010 with the goal of recording her first collection of carefully crafted songs. She assembled some of Ottawa’s most seasoned and talented players to complete her vision and in September 2011 they released their debut album, ‘Juniper Weekends’. Since then they have been playing regularly in and around town, steadily building a loyal fan base and gaining attention from local media. They recently released a second CD, ‘Down the Road’, under their newly adopted band name, Amanda Bon and The Outskirts.
Guitar, lead vocals
Guitars, pedal steel, vocals
Upright bass, accordion
Each member of the band brings a personal touch to the overall sound and together they form a tight unit with palpable ‘good vibe’ on stage. Whether you want a chorus you can tap your foot to, impressive instrumentals, strong lyrical content or catchy melodies, you’ll like this band. They keep the arrangements clean, their voices blend beautifully and each player’s talents are used to serve the song.
Catherine Bell, concert goer
What a wonderfully talented, natural and all round delightful [young woman]…We thoroughly enjoyed the concert and loved the rocking beat of her music, the lovely harmonies and insightful lyrics. Just an altogether great evening. Cheers to you, Amanda, and the next CD!
Jim Mitchell, Ottawa music listener
There isn’t a weak song on the CD. She has a wonderful way with melody, the tunes stick with you and the musicianship of the band is terrific. The album is also beautifully engineered. Best new voice in country/folk I’ve heard in a very long time.