Harp Blog

Read about Amanda Whiting’s latest performances, collaborations, and teaching work.

New releases in 2022

2022 will be exciting as so many things will be released. With the huge delays that have been occurring in the printing presses, the next year will see them finally come to light. Vinyl sales are at an all time high.. so it’s a good time to be getting new music out...

What a year!

I’m writing after an incredible journey this year. From being signed to Jazzman Records and releasing two albums, the year just got better and better. October saw the JazzFm awards and being nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year 2021. In November I was invited to...

Studio week

This week I’m recording the new album with Jon Reynolds on drums and Aidan Thorne on bass at Fieldgate Studios in Penarth. After months of writing and preparing, it’s here. I can’t wait!

What a week!

The album was released on April 9th and last week was overwhelming with support from DJs and music platforms all over the world. On Tuesday I was lucky enough to be played on Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 programme. I also had an interview and will be on his Take five on...

So much excitement

I don’t really know where to start with the week that has just gone. On Friday my new album was released into the public domain and I have been overwhelmed with the kindness and support from people. There has been numerous interviews on radio from Italy to Germany to...

Reviews of the new album

BAN BAN TON TON April 5, 2021 AMANDA WHITING / AFTER DARK / JAZZMAN Following a damn fine E.P. of covers – an eclectic range of standards penned by folks from Duke Ellington to Cathy Dennis – Welsh harpist Amanda Whiting releases her long-player, After Dark,...

Radio play

This week has been incredible hearing the new album on so many radio shows. Last night Tony Minvielle aired our interview and played numerous tracks off the new album. Chris Philips, also on Jazz Fm, played a track on Saturday and @wonderful sounds played 4 tracks...

Atlanta Harp Centre Hang

Last week I was honoured to be asked to chat to The Atlanta Harp Centre for their monthly “hang” It was a great evening discussing improvising and basically finding your own sound, and just being yourself! The new album is due out on the 9th of April and it has been a...

A live concert.. with a real audience!!

I had an absolutely fantastic week last week performing with my Trio at the Royal Welsh College of music and drama. We performed the new album “After dark” (due out on April 10 on Jazzman records) as well as giving a masterclass to the students of the Harp department....