Playing Genre Defying Music

Join us on our musical journey


About Us

The Strands have been wowing audiences ever since they started playing together  in 2011.  Their sound has been described as "genre defying " and their lyrics,  "thoughtful and provocative."  Through out all their songs, they maintain a solid groove.

The three founding members of The Strands,

Who Are The Strands

The Strands are:

 Amanda Campbell on lead vocals, West Coast Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Richard Green on lead guitar, Paul C. on bass, Lance Tamanaha on drums and Emily Ashenfelter on keys.


Our Influences

Our influences are many and varied  and our lyrics,  inspired by our own lives. and the world around us, we’ve written about loves lost and found and the journey of self discovery.