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If it were possible to make her a new word in the Urban Dictionary, Amber Long would be defined as such: Amber Long adj: driven, persistent, dreaming. (1) to do something that would inspire someone. (2) to go big or go home. (3) to revitalize..." - Indie Scene, Echo Weekly Magazine
What began as the reciting of three archaic poems at an open mic, in 2005, to releasing her fourth full-length album, XXX, Amber Long has proven to be prolific and ever-evolving. Her passion has brought her to perform on well over two hundred stages, as far away as New York City, Chicago, Boston and she performs regularly in Toronto and surrounding areas. With a roster malleable sets, eclectic sounds and a true DIY attitude, her performances can be considered more like productions. She has starred in a music videos, freelances as a model and started her TV debut as a judge on the reality TV series, "Last Bride Standing".
In conjunction with her perpetual implosion into different beat labs, a hearty resume of beefy collaborations and her distinctive, flirtatious style, Amber also prides herself on being a 'triple-threat' by adding 'Author' and 'Visual Artist' to her repertoire. The Diary of a Suburban Diva, released May 2009, in the form of a multimedia package (CD, book and art display) has been called, "a daring, bold-faced approach to the life of an artist, willing to put it all on the line." Her book, the perfect addition to any coffee table library, her paintings, a journey into tangible, sensory elation can be viewed at various locations around the GTA and surrounding areas. www.myspace.com/amberifica
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