Mandy Harvey | Artist Interview

Singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey rose to fame after auditioning on the 12th season of America’s Got Talent and eventually placed fourth overall that season. Since competing on the show, she’s gone on to tour extensively, represent the nonprofit organization No Barriers USA as an Ambassador and developed her own Kala signature ukulele.

While on tour, Mandy Harvey stopped off at our NYC store to discuss her songwriting process since becoming deaf, falling in love with ukulele and developing her own with Kala, what motivates her to continuously pursue music, and so much more in this incredibly inspiring interview with help from her interpreter Janice!

You can learn more about Mandy Harvey at the following links:

Official Website:





Listen to her latest album All Of Me which features the song “Try” on Spotify!

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.