MMus in Popular Music Performance
live performance, studio recording, touring
Amanda’s playing style is identified by her solid groove, great tone and exceptional stage presence. With a love for performance and a wide taste in music she can quickly adapt to any musical situation and has worked with many artists across a broad range of genres.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Amanda set her eyes on a career in music at an early age and relocated to London, UK. She studied a BA in popular music performance and received formal training in many styles including funk, pop, blues and jazz. After graduating she was awarded a scholarship to complete an MA where she specialised in rock and metal under the tutelage of Dan Foord (Sikth, Krokodil). Since finishing her studies she has honed her musical skills and versatility touring the UK and Europe and is equally adept on stage as in the studio.
Live highlights include performing with Grammy Award winners Clean Bandit, touring with Ruf Record’s Blues Caravan, the hit musical Rock of Ages and Dom Coyote’s award-winning gig theatre Songs for the End of the World.
In 2019 she became one of the winners in the international drum contest HLAG and has since served as a judge several times. She is currently on tour with SIX the musical (UK & International), and also works as a drum deputy in the West End production. Amanda endorses TRX cymbals.
'Hidden to the right of the stage, drummer Amanda Dal played the most prominent instrument of the night. Incredibly technical and well timed she hit precisely when needed and hushed when the song required.' - Ruby Parsons, Vulture Hound Magazine
The live band, which consists entirely of women makes the songs pop from the stage, with the volume in the DeLaMar really at a pop concert setting.' - NRC (SIX review)
'Amanda Dal is an insanely good drummer...' - Andy Green, Good News Liverpool
'It was different to see a theatre show without the usual orchestra, but the onstage band gave an awe-inspiring display of rock and roll to compensate for this.' - Melanie Allen, What's Good To Do (Rock of Ages review)
'Throughout the show the songs are brilliantly delivered. The onstage rock band, sometimes integrated into the action, sometimes just providing the score, are superb. - Emma Heath, Westend Wilma (Rock of Ages review)
'...this drummer was somewhat different to most faces I see as she really didn't take the smile off her face. Such enjoyment in her performance.' - Scunthorpe Nights