Andrea, also known as Seattle's "indie pop sweetheart" (myseattlenightout.com), is a true musical free spirit! She is a singer-songwriter on piano who recently won first place for her song "Run" in the Eco Arts Awards: Songs of Freedom Competition. She's nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Artist at the Artist in Music Awards, for which she also performed at the Nomination Ceremony/Red Carpet Event in Hollywood. Now with her powerful backing band, the White Lights, they made it to the finals of the Seattle Jammin' Challenge, winning a show at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, music video, and featured airplay with Seattle Wave Radio. They recently finished up their four-track EP, Milk and Rain, at Toybox Studios with Justin Cronk of Vendetta Red. "After years of playing in others people’s bands, playing other people’s music, Andrea Desmond took the bold and courageous leap that all who aspire to follow their heart must do. She launched her solo career and fearlessly ran to her destiny" (examiner.com). Ever since that move in the summer of 2012, "her career is already off to a fast start, and we expect to see a lot more of this amazing young artist" (Seattle Music).
Her music is hard to put in a generalized genre, but she incorporates elements of indie, rock, jazz, folk, and pop. Desmond received training in songwriting under the guidance of Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer of such Disney classics as Beauty and the Beast and Alladin.
Andrea’s positive attitude along with her sultry sounds, conscious lyrics and high-energy stage presence radiate her pure soul! When one hears Andrea for the first time, it will take the listener from a culture of despair and deliver them to a culture of hope! Her music, along with her sweet and compassionate smile, combined with her angelic voice, will remind you of good times while taking you to another dimension of bliss & harmony.
Radio stations currently playing her music are: KCTY 107.7 FM Los Angeles, HNA (Hottest New Artist) Radio and "HNA Live" on Fox Sports Radio Network 1340AM, SMI (Seattle Music Insider) Radio, Seattle Wave Radio, KGUP 106.5FM in Los Angeles, CA, Butterflies Indie Radio (featured on IndieViews Artist Spotlight), Brooklands Radio UK, Jango Airplay, OutboundMusic- Mix Radio, radiobuzzd.com, inDspotlight Radio 99.3 KCLA-FM Los Angeles, Indie 100.com Los Angeles, Skope Radio, Sisters Talk Radio, BTR Radio, and Women of Substance Radio.
Andrea has also been interviewed by Rodney Bartin of At A Glance Talk Radio 107.7FM Los Angeles, Lisa Jenson of Seattle Wave Radio, Linda Rez of Minstrels and Muse Talk Radio (also airing on Seattle Wave Radio News Channel and Lifestyle Channel), Kiva Adkins of Butterflies Indie Radio, and Greg Roth of Seattle Music Insider (SMI) Radio. She has been selected for Songs That Made An Impact 2012/2013 by radio personality Diggy Kat, an album review by Musical Discoveries, an article by Eco Arts Examiner, show reviews by myseattlenightout, a music video by Utopia Media & Entertainment, a Featured Artist for Skope Entertainment. and a write-up in Hottest New Artist book by PDS Entertainment, LLC.
In past bands, Desmond has performed with Uh Huh Her, Chicago, Whitney Meyer, the Kyle Gass band, and Floater, from the Crocodile, Seattle to the Whiskey a Go Go, Hollywood.
Check out: www.facebook.com/andreadesmond.music for more information on tour dates and music.
12/13/12 The Crocodile; Seattle
12/2/12 Whiskey A Go Go; Hollywood, CA (Nominee for the Artist in Music Awards)
11/29/12 Hard Rock Cafe; Seattle, WA
11/08/12 Rendezvous | Jewelbox Theatre; Seattle, WA
11/03 Underground Events Center; Seattle, WA
10/19/12 The High Dive; Seattle, WA
10/18/12 Bossanova Ballroom; Portland, OR
09/08/12 Trinity Nightclub: Seattle, WA
07/15/12 Skylark Cafe and Club: Seattle, WA