A blend of two seasoned musicians, Tony Kalhagen and Amanda Lawrence and the web of musical styles they seamlessly travel through capturing an essence of Singer Songwriter, Jazz, Blues, Rock and classical.
NOIR has been described as "Theatrical" "Hauntingly Beautiful" and "Deeply Emotional".
A peak inside the new album
For over 33 years Tony has performed in a diverse range of venues and musical projects. A long time fixture at art & wine festivals, fine restaurants and wine bars, wineries and corporate events his music enhances the event that is taking place. He has released 7 full length albums and composed hours of music for television and film. He is currently the lead guitarist for Portland's tribute to the Cure "theXplodingboys".
A long-time Portlander, Amanda is best know for her performances with numerous indie, folk and jazz bands over the years, including Loch Lomand, Menomena, She and Him, Decemberists, Norfolk and Western, The Builders and the Butchers, Arco and Peter Broderick. An experienced instructor , Amanda has been giving lessons in her private studio for 15 years, and teaches viola at Cedarwood Waldorf School.