"Super talented. Catch her while you can before a ticket to her show is 50 bucks."
- Rich Freedman, Vallejo Times-Herald
"We hear tastes of a New York musical village...and Merchant . The music breathes...A dichotomy exists....storyteller appeal ...Her intimate treatment reveals a vocal maturity. Nonchalant Rickie Lee Jones' approach to loose & spontaneous performance. Well done and we look forward to more."
"style is blues-based pop w/ rock edges that sometimes echoes the work of Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, & perhaps Melissa Etheridge.(Snider's)...voice is an appealing instrument."
- Vol. XXIX - , Music Connection Magazine - CD Review
"She's what the music industry needs now...Natalie Merchant mixed with Sophie B. Hawkins and Sheryl Crow. Sensitive lyrics without saccharine and jazz-infused melodies without pretense."
- Jamie Miller, former KVYN Program Director
In 2012, The Amber Snider Band worked with producer/multi-instrumentalist, Gawain Mathews to release a 7 song self-titled CD "the Amber Snider Band".
This CD really captures the refreshingly unique sound that the band has been working on for the last few years playing at bars, clubs and festivals. It's a must have! Available at www.ambersnider.com
Puddle Siren Music Publishing (PS Publishing, USA) was formed by songwriter, Amber Snider in 2001.
Possessing a wide emotional range and a storyteller's appeal, Amber's style has been compared to artists as varied as Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Rickie Lee Jones and Janis Joplin. Fusing folk-rock, country and blues, she released her 3rd CD, 'Still Dreamin' in 2010.
Two Tracks from her CD were finalists in the Third Annual Fame Games Effigy Awards presented by Tony Cowell (Simon's older, wiser brother and head of CowellMedia) and Amber was recently featured on San Francisco's KRON TV's Best of the Bay.
Amber has played at many events and venues along with her bad The Amber Snider Band and has just finished a weekly two year residency at Downtown Joe's in Napa, and has hosted a weekly music television segment on Napa Valley TV "Another Late Night Show Early."
Amber worked briefly for hit songwriter, Diane Warren (Don't Want to Miss a Thing, sung by Aerosmith and Because You Loved Me sung by Celine Dion) at Hollywood music publishing company, RealSongs, and sites her as a huge inspiration as we as her mother, singer-songwriter, Diana Wallis.
Amber also had vocal training by Raz Kennedy, who spent six years as a founding member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra.
*LIVE PERFORMANCES (Partial List):
Residency gigs: Weekly shows at world famous music venue/brewpub, Downtown Joe's, Napa, CA
Fairs & Festivals: Solano County Fair, Vallejo Wednesday Night Celebration, Napa Chef's Market.
Venues: The Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa, CA
Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA
Silo's Music Club, Napa, CA,
The Rellik Tavern, Benicia, CA,
Red Devil Lounge, SF, CA,
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA,
Xenodrome Theatre, SF, CA,
Downtown Joe's - Napa, CA,
Vallejo Farmer's Market,
Vacaville Farmer's Market,
Solano County Fair - Vallejo, CA
Tower Records - Walnut Creek, CA,
Napa Valley College - Napa, CA
LA Convention Center - LA, CA
19th Broadway - Fairfax, CA
Napa Chef's Market - Napa, CA
St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA
Silverado Brewing Company- St. Helena, CA
Napa City Nights - Napa, CA
Borders Books - Roseville & Folsom, CA
Relay For Life - Napa & Vallejo, CA
Winestyles - Vacaville, CA
Farmer's Market - Vallejo, Vacaville, Dixon, CA
WomenROCK Showcase - SF, CA
The Post Office - Redding, CA
Upstairs at First Street Café - Benicia, CA
OZCAT Radio - Vallejo, CA Interview/performance
Domestic Violence Benefit, CA
"She's what the music industry needs now...Sensitive lyrics without saccharine and jazz-infused melodies without pretense." - Jamie Miller, former KVYN Program Director
Music Connection Magazine - CD Review - Vol. XXIX - 1/31/05-2/13/05
Based on this six-tune disc, Estrada's style is blues-based pop with rock edges ("Don't Tell My Heart" and "Sorry For Nothing") that sometimes echoes the work of Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and perhaps Melissa Etheridge. Meanwhile, the smoky, late-night "Chaotic Sanctity" suggests it's a song that Norah Jones could take a crack at. Estrada's own voice is an appealing instrument.
Online earBuzz.com review - We hear tastes of a New York musical village...and Merchant . The music breathes and band grooves.... A dichotomy exists in Estrada....cross-over country appeal...has storyteller appeal ...Her intimate treatment reveals a vocal maturity. The final track, "Chaotic Sanctity", is a gem. The kitty strut ambiance with smoky jazz band movement supports Amber's nonchalant Rickie Lee Jones' approach to loose and spontaneous performance. Well done and we look forward to more.
Jewel, Indigo Girls, Sheryl Crow....
She is heavily influenced by such female artists as Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls and Tori Amos.