GIRL.COM.AU - 'STARS OF TOMORROW' SERIESMelbourne-based singer/songwriter Amantha Imber will certainly captivate you. Her music, slightly left-of-centre, removes you from your everyday life. Her personality is just as colourful, while her lyrics and music could be described as a cross between Alanis Morissette and Frente. This delightful performer features as this month's "Star of Tomorrow".Stage Name:
Amantha Imber (also The Act - an acoustic duo)Age:
St Kilda (Victoria)Music Genre:
Rocky poppy pop/rock.When did you realise that music was your passion?
When I was 9, I saw a production of 'Cats' in Sydney - I was hooked on music from that night onwards!List three musical influences:
Frente, Tori Amos, The WaifsHow many years have you been performing?
Maybe about 10?Do you write your own material?
Absolutely!Have you found the Internet to be helpful/useful in fast-tracking your
Definitely - it's been really useful to e-mail my website to record companies and management, in addition to my fan base - saves a lot on postage costs!In following your dream, who has helped you along the way?
.am I sounding too much like Britney Spears?Is there anything you wish you could change about the music industry?
I wish it could actually be about the MUSIC and that the industry could no longer be dominated by the Austereo network, although that's beginning to change a bit with Nova. It's difficult being an artist/songwriter and having one organisation (Austereo) determine whether your song will have mainstream success in Australia.What advice can you offer to other budding young artists?
Gig your heart out and take media criticism with a bucket of salt.Where do you envision yourself in 5 years time?
Can you ask me that in 5 years time?Where can people purchase/listen to your music?
I am also gigging around Melbourne at the moment with another guitarist, Matt Roberts, in an acoustic duo called The Act.GIRL'S 60 SECOND QUIZFull Name:
Manth, ImboStar Sign:
Toasted chicken and avocado sandwiches - I just bought a sandwich press!Fave Film:
American BeautyFave Actor:
Kevin SpaceyFave Animal:
Cows and WombatsDescribe Yourself In 3 Words:
Very very happyBest Feature:
Unique sounding singing voiceWorst Feature:
Unique sounding singing voicePerson You Would Most Like To Meet:
Kevin Spacey (am I sounding repetitive?)Hobbies/Interests:
songwriting (of course), performing, basketball, sitting in Borders café and reading all the books.First Job:
Character waitressA Talent You Wish You Had:
Tap dancingThe Best Advice Given To You:
Smile!What Can You Never Leave Home Without:
My house keys - I tried it once, but I got locked out.If you were a cartoon character, which one would you be?
I've got a bit of a 'thing' for Marvin the Martian.If you were told you had a minute to live, what would you do?
Jump off a really high building - I've always wanted to fly.N.B.: If you would like to nominate a Star of Tomorrow, email firstname.lastname@example.org, include a brief biography of the person you are nominating and tell us why they are the next big thing!