Michael Kiske of Helloween Teams Up with American Singer Amanda Somerville
KISKE/SOMERVILLE, the new project featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and American singer Amanda Somerville, filmed two videos — “Silence” and “If I Had A Wish” — on March 28 and March 29 in Nurnberg, Germany. Joining Kiske and Somerville for the shoot were bassist and main composer Mat Sinner (SINNER, PRIMAL FEAR), guitarist Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER, HDK), drummer Rami Ali and keyboardist Jimmy Kresic ( VOODOO CIRCLE ). The clips were directed by Martin Mueller of RCN TV who previously helmed U.D.O.’s “Black and White” and “Mean Streets” and GOTTHARD’s “The Call” videos.
Somerville is the American singer-songwriter and vocal coach who was tapped to replace EPICA vocalist Simone Simons on the band’s North American tour with SYMPHONY X due to Simons‘ health issues. Amanda was also featured on KAMELOT’s latest release, “Ghost Opera”, and toured with AVANTASIA. She released her solo album, “Windows”, in 2008. A Michigan native, Amanda has resided and worked mainly in Germany and the Netherlands since 1999. She has collaborated with several other bands in the metal scene along with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro, and co-wrote the rock opera “Aina”. Her own music is of the pop-rock genre.