Portrait of Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer is a performer, director, composer, musician and author who came to prominence as frontwoman and keyboardist for the punk cabaret band The Dresden Dolls.

In 2008, Amanda released Who Killed Amanda Palmer, her debut solo album. It was produced by Ben Folds and accompanied with the release of a fine art photography book, on which she collaborated with esteemed author Neil Gaiman (whom Palmer also married). She subsequently went on an international tour, highlights of which included three performances with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and a critically acclaimed performance at the 2009 Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.

She then took on the role of the MC in a sold out run of the musical Cabaret with Cambridge’s own American Repertory Theater in 2010. In the same year, she was named Artist of the Year 2010 by the Boston Music Awards. Amanda tends a blog and Twitter feed and was dubbed ‘The Social Media Queen of Rock-N-Roll’ by the Huffington Post.