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Amanda Somerville

Post  Rune on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:36 pm



Vocal Range: B2 - C6

High Notes:

  • C6 ("Machine Gun", "Coward")
  • B5 ("Machine Gun")
  • G♯5 ("Coward")
  • G5 ("Twisted Mind" live, "Scream It", "Coward", "Never Enough" live)
  • F5 ("Scream It", "Sign of the Cross" live, "I Feel It")
  • E5 ("Mayday")
  • E♭5 ("Scream It", "Coward", "Purge", "Bow to the Ego", "I Feel It")
  • D5 ("Cry for the Moon" live, "My Song for You", "Unleashed (Duet version)", "Moth", "Mayday", "Twisted Mind" live, "Scream It", "Utter Descension", "Purge", "Bow to the Ego", "Carnival", "Farewell" live, "Still the Same", "I Feel It", "Angel of Mine")
  • C♯5 ("Carnival", "Mayday", "Angel of Mine", "I Miss America", "I Feel It", "Still the Same")


Low Notes:

  • G3 ("Coward", "Purge", "Bow to the Ego", "Moth", "I Feel It")
  • F♯3 ("Deconstruct", "Unleashed (Duet version)", "Carnival", "Mayday", "The Strength I Need", "Angel of Mine", "Blue Nothing")
  • F3 ("Point of Safe Return", "Purge", "Bow to the Ego", "Carnival")
  • E3 ("Machine Gun", "Blue Nothing", "Puzzling Rapunzel", "The Strength I Need", "My Song for You", "Utter Descension", "Angel of Mine", "Bow to the Ego", "Memory")
  • E♭3 ("The Strength I Need")
  • D3 ("My Song for You", "Delirium", "Puzzling Rapunzel", "Purge", "Moth")
  • C♯3 ("Point of Safe Return", "I Miss America")
  • C3 ("Coward")
  • B2 ("Being Everyone")


Very versatile singer, whose lows sound like contralto's and highs like mezzo's or even soprano's. Plus nice black E3 - C6 in "Machine Gun" and C3 - C6 in "Coward". Laughing 

BIG THANKS to Whackooyzero for help with notes. Smile


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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Cro on Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:11 pm

Finally, someone did it Smile I'll try to contribute as much as I can. First of all:



Amazing diction in this one, got a few lows.

D5 in Farewell live.

F5 and C5 at the ending of Sign of The Cross live.
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Rune on Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:30 pm

Thank you. Smile

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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Rune on Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:42 am

Cro wrote:
Bottoms at G3?

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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Lupa on Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:34 am



She also hits C6 in Coward, in this concert she hit C6 live  Very Happy  It's  a nice showcase of her range in this song, from C3 to C6
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Post  Sweetnut on Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:56 am

Lupa wrote:

She also hits C6 in Coward, in this concert she hit C6 live  Very Happy  It's  a nice showcase of her range in this song, from C3 to C6

Amazing performance. She's got a nice connected range, from bottom to top. I have no doubt that she could hit notes higher than C6.
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  milk&honey on Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:55 am

Her performance in ''Coward'' left me speechless.

This is from the tour with Epica. She hits the final note from ''Never Enough'', although she struggles a lot. In general she used to have serious trouble going above E5, for example in ''Sancta Terra'' or ''Consign to Oblivion''.
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  AngelCry on Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:44 pm

Wanted to post some songs from her collaboration with Michael Kiske since a new album is coming from them this year.. I recently heard it again and I am happy to share them wth you.


  • F5 A Thousand Suns live (at the ending of the song)




  • F5 One night Burning




  • F5 Set A Fire





  • E5 A Thousand Suns





  • Eb5 If I Had A Wish





  • D5 Arise




Since it's my first post in this forum I hope I followed the rules.
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Rune on Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:31 am

AngelCry wrote:Wanted to post some songs from her collaboration with Michael Kiske since a new album is coming from them this year.. I recently heard it again and I am happy to share them wth you.


  • F5 A Thousand Suns live (at the ending of the song)




  • F5 One night Burning




  • F5 Set A Fire





  • E5 A Thousand Suns





  • Eb5 If I Had A Wish





  • D5 Arise




Since it's my first post in this forum I hope I followed the rules.
Timestamps would be helpful. Wink

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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Lupa on Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:08 am


I think I hear small B♭2s at 1:36 when she sings "...you on my back.."
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Prometheus on Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:23 am

Lupa wrote:
I think I hear small B♭2s at 1:36 when she sings "...you on my back.."
I hear them as D3s
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Lupa on Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:48 am

Now that you mentioned it, I hear the first one as D3, but the second one sounds like a vocal fry low note, I thought it was B♭2, but now I'm not sure. I used to be better good at pitching notes Crying or Very sad don't know what happened.
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Post  Prometheus on Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:56 am

It is normal that you hear it as Bb2, it is almost a ghost note and fryish
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  BioHazard634 on Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:06 am

Those are some hard ones to pitch. Prom is right, the ghostly, fryish quality makes it very difficult. At first I heard a G3 (and maybe an F3 for the second one), but I think that was more because it just fit the tune for me. I think I am agreeing with D3, but I'm gonna have to refer you to the doctor so you can have a proper diagnosis. Dr. Karl! Where are you?
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Lupa on Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:13 am

True, I never get fry notes right Crying or Very sad I need new ears

Anyway, there are some D3s in the background of the song "Requiem for the Indifferent" from Epica, I was just trying to take off the instruments from Epica songs to find new things in the background vocals and I found D3s buried in there. Pretty sure is Amanda, not Simone. I'll post it later.
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Post  Lupa on Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:46 am

http://picosong.com/9E2B/

Pardon my inexperience, I still don't know how to get all the instruments out, you can still hear them, but you can hear Amanda in the background and she goes down to some D3s here when she sings "... go on and cross the line" and then again "... for ways to shift the blame"
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Post  Prometheus on Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:57 am

I hear it but have no idea if it's her voice or not, im not familiar with her work
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Karl on Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:32 am

Lupa wrote:
I think I hear small B♭2s at 1:36 when she sings "...you on my back.."
I also hear D3s.

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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  BioHazard634 on Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:39 am

Thanks, Doc. Tiphat
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Lupa on Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:01 am

It's true then, my ears are not as good as they used to be Sad Any recommendations, Doc?

About the backing vocals in RFTI, I'm pretty sure it's her. It does sound like her to me and she is credited in the album as backing vocal singer and also as an alto in the choir. It's definetely not Simone.
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Post  BioHazard634 on Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:11 am

Lupa wrote:It's true then, my ears are not as good as they used to be Sad Any recommendations, Doc?
Those were by no means easy notes to pitch. I think you're fine. I never would've said D3 probably, expect for the fact that somebody else already had said that. We can set you up for a follow-up appointment in six months. If you have any questions for me or Dr. Karl, feel free to ask.
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  Lupa on Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:37 am

She has a HUGE discography as guest musician. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of things to be found. I'll try to contribute as much as I can
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Post  Lupa on Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:58 am

http://picosong.com/9Erh/

Some B2s in the background of "Storm the Sorrow", I tried to edit it so I could get the instruments out and focus on the vocals. There are also some C♯3s in the chorus.

I know it's hard when it comes to backing vocals, but she is credited in the album as backing vocal and I really think it sounds like her.
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Re: Amanda Somerville

Post  milk&honey on Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:12 am

C#3s in harmonies in the chorus of "Inner Whore" and Eb5 in 3:21. btw, I really like when she sounds like a dude Razz
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Post  Lupa on Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:09 am



Amanda is credited as the female singer of this song. She sings in the background of the chorus, at 1:08 for example and she tops at B5. I think it's something like: C♯5, E5, B5, A5, E5, F♯5, A5, G♯5, F♯5, G♯5
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