FRESH MEAT: Amanda Sudano-Ramirez
Because we love showing off fresh new talent, we've got the deets on a (semi) newcomer on the music scene. She's Amanda Sudano-Ramirez. And thanks to her famous mom, she's already working the ins and outs of the industry.
The deets on Amanda when you read on...
She has a striking resemblance to her mother. And she may be on her way to a music career just like her mother’s, but with her own style of music.
Amanda is the daughter of disco queen Donna Summer (“Love to Love You,” “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls") and she's following in her fab mother’s footsteps. The gorgeous chick is one half of the music group Johnnyswim that she formed with her now husband Abner Ramirez back in 2006. Not only does Amanda work it out on the mic, she is also putting her inherited good looks to use. She's a model and is featured in the Spring/Summer 2010 Louis Vuitton catalog.
Amanda and Abner formed their fab band Johnnyswim after they began writing music together:
“I liked [Amanda] so I figured if we wrote songs together, the best way to write more songs together was to be in a band together,” Abner said in an interview for The Insider.
The couple wed in 2009 in a beautiful Florida wedding that has been featured in various wedding publications. Being married and in a band together requires the couple to spend a lot of time together, but it has not been a problem. Amanda has been quoted saying that they were always like two peas in a pod, so being together all the time was never an issue.
On almost going down the musical career path:
“It was like my big rebellion not to do music, so I was, ‘I’m going to go to college,’” Amanda said. “I was going to be in the music business but I wasn’t necessarily going to perform myself.”-The Insider
Amanda finally caught the performance bug with Johnnyswim. This duo performs music that somehow manages to blend folk, soul and rock together nicely.
Here are some clips of Johnnyswim doing their thing:
Performing "Human Nature"
"Away I Go"
Behind the scenes of her Spring/Summer 2010 Louis Vuitton shoot
So are we feelin’ her?