Amanda Davis is the Front of House engineer for Janelle Monae and Tegan and Sara. A native of Memphis,TN, Amanda earned a B.A. in music with a focus on Vocal Performance from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 2008. In 2010, Amanda decided to refocus her career aspirations on music recording and production, so she enrolled in the Audio Technology Program at SAE Atlanta. Upon graduating, SAE was was so impressed by Davis’ skills that they hired her as a lab instructor and their first female instructor, specializing in Music Theory. After two years at SAE, interning at studios, working local clubs and churches to break into live sound, Amanda went on to work as an Audio Technician for Carnival Cruise Lines. In the Fall of 2013, Amanda was recruited by Wondaland Arts Society to be Janelle Monae’s official Front of House Engineer for her national and international concert appearances. While working with Ms. Monae, Amanda has mixed legendary artists such as Prince and Stevie Wonder. Davis has also mixed in some of the world’s most renowned venues such as Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Hollywood Bowl and even the White House. In the spring of 2016 Amanda was recruited to join the crew of Canadian indie/pop duo group Tegan and Sara as their FOH engineer. To date, Davis has been a part of national and international television broadcasts such as David Letterman, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Much Music Video Awards, BET Awards, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, American Idol and many more.
“Openings for FOH gigs are very competitive and learning on the job will happen before you’re totally ready to handle things on your own, but don’t be intimidated and never second guess yourself. Be prepared, persistent and ready to hustle.” --AmandaD.