Amanda Marks, also known as Violin Girl, is a professional electric violinist, vocalist, and recording artist who has graced the stages of music festivals, clubs, and venues both nationally and overseas. She takes tracks, often being mixed live by DJs, and improvises over them on the electric violin, thus creating a unique sound synthesis of electronic music and live instrumentation. Her first-ever track, “Holding Back by Freddy Be (Deep Tribe Remix ft. Violin Girl)” has recently been released on the Perspectives Digital label and supported by the likes of Darin Epsilon, Soul Button, Matt Darey, Maya Jane Coles, Djuma Soundsystem, Oliver Schories, Erin Sharoni of DJ Mag USA, and more.
Amanda’s experience in the transformational festival scene includes showcases at Lucidity Festival featuring with well-known artist and producer Kaminanda (’16), Envision Festival in Costa Rica (’16), Burning Man (’14,’15, ’16), Northern Nights Music Festival (’13, ’14, ’15, ’16) and YouTopia (’15). She has also played for prominent festival organizations like Burning Man Arts (’15) and Opulent Temple (’15, ’16).
Amanda is equally comfortable featuring at major clubs and high profile venues. She currently holds residencies at Drai’s Beach Club in Las Vegas and Eden at Spin San Diego. In 2015 she made her European debut performing in Amsterdam at Sugarfactory for their Wicked Jazz Sounds night. Amanda also opened for Chus & Ceballos at the famed Mixmag Lab Los Angeles in 2015. She was a featured performer at both the Los Angeles and Las Vegas House Music Awards; at the latter she earned the award for “Best Instrumentalist in Las Vegas”. Amanda was also named one of the Las Vegas Weekly’s Acts to Watch in 2016.