Born in Beirut, Lebanon, AMANDA JO ABIZAID moved to The United States when she was nine years old. She learned how to harmonize as a child by singing a wide range of music with her four older sisters. For many years, Amanda studied piano and flute with private teachers. She continued to perfect her talents at The Catholic University of America, majoring in drama and music. She has also lived and modeled in Wash. D.C., New York, Miami and London before moving to Los Angeles.
Amanda co-started and fronted the band «BLUE» that performed regularly in and around the Los Angeles area. Now as a solo artist, Amanda Abizaid performs her unique songs on piano and guitar and also with her band. Her original musical compositions include flute and violin parts that add an Arabian flavor to her poetic and classic songwriting: a mixture of sultry/soulful vocals and haunting melodies. Her debut EP Album, «The Great Plan», Vol. I, was independently released last Summer 2004 and is sold internationally at www.CDBaby.com along with her first single «Lebanon», a song about the political freedom currently emerging in her native country.
She was the singing voice for Ally Sheady and Carisma Carpenter on VH1’s show «STRANGE FREQUENCY», and has sung songs for WB’s «CHARMED», «SUMMERLAND», «SMALLVILLE», Paramount’s «THE 4400» (theme song, «A Place In Time»), and many more. Her feature film vocal and songwriting credits include, «3 BELOW» and «FACING THE LION». She performs regularly at Genghis Cohen, The Derby and Tangier Lounge in Los Angeles. She has just finished the follow up to «The Great Plan», Vol. II, which is set to be released this Fall 2005.