Amanda Ling is a graduate of Lasalle College of the Arts with a Diploma in Contemporary Popular Music, a Percussion Major and a Grade 8 ABRSM certification in Piano and Percussion.
Inducted into the Singapore local music scene as a keyboardist with now-defunct local experimental jazz funk band, Throb in 2003, she soon joined highly acclaimed rock band, Electrico, in 2004 and was instrumental in propelling the band into the consciousness of mainstream Singapore for 5 enriching years before striking it.
Not just restricting herself to playing keyboards and production in the band scene, she has been moderately active in the Electronic music and Dance scene as well. Since 2005, her Live Electronic DJ Duo act, “The Synth Experience” (formerly known as “The Vibesetters”) has performed at various events such as the Elle Awards in 2009, a radio interview & live showcase on LUSH 99.5FM and Club sets at Zouk, former Ministry of Sound, Thumper, Rouge, Hacienda Prive, Tanjong Beach Club etc.
She is now keyboardist with local instrumental Supergroup, In Each Hand A Cutlass (IEHAC), who opened for American instrumental rock band, Russian Circles in Zouk 2010. IEHAC launched their debut album, “A Universe Made Of Strings” in June 2011 and their Sophomore album, “The Kraken” in April 2015 with a sold–out concert at The Esplanade Recital Studio on both launches.
IEHAC has since played some high profile shows, including the inaugural People's Party fest held in Singapore, alongside Bombay Bicycle Club, The Naked and Famous, Metronomy and The Jezabels. They were voted "Best Band of 2011" by Juice Magazine and also won the "Best Instrumental/World Music" award for "Helmets And Fiery Endings" at the VIMA Awards 2011, which honours independent musicians from Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. IEHAC was also nominated for "Best Music Act" in the Elle awards for 2011.
In September 2016, the band played at Big Sound music conference and festival in Brisbane, followed by a China tour, including an appearance at the Concrete and Grass Music Festival in Shanghai. Touring plans and overseas festival shows are currently being sought and explored.
They are currently working on releases in the region and internationally.
Amanda’s influences ranges from a wide spectrum of genres including: Indie alternative rock, metal, electronic, ambient, trip hop, jazz, bossa nova, classical, house, broken breakbeats, house, techno,drum and bass, ambient.
Musical virtuosity beyond boundaries. Amanda Ling decks the dance scene under DJ moniker Doopz. Highly sought after DJ for high fashion and niche events, Doopz is deft punked in vast genres including House, Trip Hop, Indie Rock,and Jazz. Traversing through sonically raw mixes of the new and old-school, experience an eclectic range of Ambient/Electronic, Indie Electronica, Deep, Soulful House ,Nu Disco,Tech House tunes. She was also ex-resident DJ of Woobar at W Hotel , KPO and Balaclava bar.
Her passion and skills in music and yoga has led her into her specialised niche of combining these 2 elements of fluidity and dynamics to create experiences for people through music and movement.
Complimenting yoga practices with her live DJ set, she shares an eclectic curated mix of ambient, electronica, post-rock, percussive beats that support the deep self-healing practice of a yoga enthusiast.
Since her first appearance at the Live Yoga Flow set at Stretch City’s #OmTogether event in Oct 2014, what had started as an inspirational initiative with 700 over yogis in attendance ignited an appeal that propelled her further as a live yoga DJ.
This saw her in being invited to perform for major Yoga+Music Festivals in Singapore and smaller intimate yoga events.
She is deeply inspired by the healing wonders of sound vibrations after experiencing some transformational shifts from within after working with tibetan singing bowls. Her musical and yogic sensibilities serves as a great foundation and understanding in her singing bowl and sound journey.
This propelled her to expand to her pursuit of an online Sound Healing Audio Production Certificate Course ( Globe Sound and Consciousness Institute, San Francisco), producing sound healing music . The learning never stops. She is excited to share and serve the community through collaboration in conducting workshops and events, raising awareness to uplift one’s experiences in a soulful and purposeful way.