Amanda Jean Wourms is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter who is best known for her vocal versatility and songwriting skills within the music industry. She writes & records in a variety of musical genres, reaching artists such as Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Tiesto, High Valley, Freedo, Delove, Zeper, Rachel Woznow, Ann Sophie and many others.
Amanda Jean has co-written & recorded with several music industry professionals including: Marc Mdoc Williams (Madonna, Janet Jackson, Kelly Rowland), John Dexter (Carly Rae Jepsen, Chicago, Bif Naked), Ron Irving (Michael Bublé, Anne Murray, Terri Clark), Mike Rogerson (Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Blake Shelton), Geoff Hicks (Aaron Pritchett, Colin James, Barney Bentall), and many others.
Amanda Jean was put into piano lessons at the age of 5, and quickly developed a passion for music & songwriting. At 15-years-old, she began playing shows across western Canada. Amanda Jean has opened for artists such as Gord Bamford, George Canyon, Jessie Bridges, The Modelos, and others.
At 17-years-old, Amanda Jean represented Canada at The World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA, where she was a gold-medalist for best songwriting and contemporary/pop vocal performances. There, she met award-winning producer Marc Mdoc Williams (IndaSoul Entertainment) who recorded her first 5-song EP. Her single "Beautiful" was her first song to hit western Canadian country radio stations in 2009.
Amanda Jean studied Audio Engineering and Music Production at SAE Institute Vancouver (formerly known as Harbourside Institute of Technology), graduating with a diploma and Pro Tools 101, 110, and 130 credentials. She currently resides in North Vancouver, BC, where she raises her daughter and continues to write & record music with her partner, Mike Rogerson.
Amanda Jean began her career as a songwriter and recording artist in the small town of St. Walburg, Saskatchewan where she grew up. At a very early age, she found a passion for music and writing.
“I began writing songs as a child… I remember spending a lot of time driving in the car with my mom & dad. I would pass the time by writing silly songs or poems, and singing along to the radio.
I was put into piano lessons when I was 5-years-old after my mom heard me playing the Sesame Street theme song one morning on our old family piano. Around that time, I started using my brother's Technics KN550 synth keyboard to write songs... I would layer drum sounds, piano melodies, and guitar synths and record myself on cassette tapes.
I grew up in a musical household where I was the youngest of 9 siblings. All of my brothers and sisters either play an instrument or sing. My dad used to play guitar in a family band with my grandpa, aunts, and uncles. And my mom was the church choir director in my hometown... She's often in charge of organizing music & entertainment for local events, too. My family has always been a major inspiration and support behind my music.
I was 14-years-old when I had my first experience recording in a professional studio. I remember feeling a bit nervous at first, but then feeling very much at ease once we started recording. I've always enjoyed the recording process... I often get a sense of 'feeling at home' when I'm working in the studio - like this is where I'm meant to be.
During my early teens, my Dad taught me all of the basics on guitar. Every day after school, I'd go straight to my bedroom to practice and write songs. When I turned 15, I finally purchased my first guitar and started performing at local festivals.
When I turned 17, I recorded my first EP with award-winning producer Marc (Mdoc) Williams (IndaSoul Entertainment) in LA. After that I had my first radio interview, began selling CDs, and opened for country artists Gord Bamford and George Canyon.
After graduating high school, I went to college for Audio Engineering and Music Production. After receiving my diploma, I started recording music with award-winning producer/engineer, Mike Rogerson.
Mike and I started out recording country songs together, but we also write & record alternative rock music under our band name, Door 17. I also collaborate on a lot of Pop, R&B, and EDM projects with various artists & producers in the music industry all around the world. Working in multiple genres has given me the artistic freedom to really get to know myself as a singer/songwriter, and Mike and I discovered we make the perfect team.
It's been such an honour to work with such highly skilled & talented people in the music industry over the past few years. The entire process has taught me so much and I'm so grateful for the amazing journey I've had so far. I look forward to continue creating & sharing more music with the world!"