“From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch- perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues…. At show’s end the audience is on its feet. Some know the secret. Harvey has not heard any of it – not the applause, not the talent of the musicians who shared the stage, not her own incredible voice.”
– Los Angeles Times
Her message is universal….Hope, Dream, Believe, no matter what… Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. On America’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell gave her his Golden Buzzer, propelling her to the Finals and her amazing finish. After 250 MILLION Facebook and YouTube views, Mandy’s music has gone viral! So has her story, her message and spirit – perseverance, dedication, and a heartfelt effort to change lives through music and her work on behalf of others with disabilities – hope, dream, believe.
Her story, and her work, have led to a book deal with Simon Schuster to publish her memoir, Sensing The Rhythm. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a neurological Connective Tissue Disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but was compelled to follow her heart back to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world).
Mandy’s music has begun to attract the attention of those around the world. When her CNN Great Big Story captured over 9 million hits on social media, Burt’s Bees signed her up for their “Remarkable Women" campaign. As NBC Nightly News’ profiled her, she started performing at the world’s most prestigious clubs, concert stages and festivals.
Not content to rest on her burgeoning recording career, her live performances, and her inspirational speaking, Mandy is an Ambassador for No Barriers USA. She travels the country to heighten awareness, break down blocks, challenge stereotypes, and lead the charge toward a brighter future for all.
While her dream of becoming a choir director has died, the music is still alive and well within her. Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch and passion are perfect. With support from friends, family and her faith, Mandy continues to find joy in the music.
“Always remember to ’Try’!”
– Mandy Harvey