April 30, 1976 (47)
Amanda Palmer is an American musician, singer, songwriter. One of Amanda’s earliest roles was as the lead vocalist and pianist for The Dresden Dolls. The band, which was formed in 2000, gained a dedicated following thanks to their unique blend of punk rock, cabaret, and alternative music. Amanda’s haunting vocals and theatrical performances quickly became a trademark of the band’s live shows, and they gained a reputation for putting on unforgettable performances.
One of the milestones in Amanda’s career was her decision to crowdfund her first solo album, “Theatre Is Evil,” through Kickstarter. She set a goal of $100,000, but the campaign ended up raising over $1.2 million, making it one of the most successful music projects in Kickstarter history. The album, which was released in 2012, received widespread critical acclaim and helped to establish Amanda as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
Throughout her career, Amanda has collaborated with a number of high-profile artists, celebrities, and influential people. She has worked with The Flaming Lips on the song “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” and she has also collaborated with Ben Folds on a number of projects, including their album “Ben Folds Five and a Piano.” Other artists that she has worked with include Neil Gaiman, Jherek Bischoff, and Zoë Keating.
Amanda is also an advocate for animal rights and has been involved with a number of animal non-profit organizations. She is a proud vegan and often uses her platform to raise awareness about animal welfare issues. In 2014, she performed a benefit concert for Farm Sanctuary, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates farm animals. She also worked with the organization PETA to promote their campaign against animal testing.