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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 is nominated for a Shorty Award, a mini-version of the Grammys honoring the best of social media. She recently won Best Singer/Songwriter Music Video for Akademia Music Awards and also won first place for her song "Run" in the Eco Arts Awards: Songs of Freedom Competition. She was 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, which kick-started her career in the city. They recorded four tracks at Toybox Studios with Justin Cronk of Vendetta Red back in September 2012, and soon after Andrea got signed to Spectra Records - one of the world's largest independent labels. The album is to be released soon. Currently Andrea is writing and developing new songs with Seattle's top producer, Martin Feveyear of Jupiter Studios.
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: KXRL Radio Los Angeles, KHSX Radio Houston, TX, WMIC Radio Miami, FL, KEDG Radio Sydney, AU, WLDN Radio London, UK, KCTY 107.7 FM Los Angeles (featured on At A Glance Talke Radio), TRS 247 Radio (making the Top 10), KGUP 106.5FM in Los Angeles, CA, Butterflies Indie Radio (for which she was 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, Women of Substance Radio, SMI (Seattle Music Insider) Radio and Seattle Wave Radio. Andrea has also been selected for Songs That Made An Impact 2012/2013 by Diggy Kat, an album review by Musical Discoveries, and the Featured Artist for Skope Entertainment.
In past bands, Desmond has performed with Uh Huh Her, Chicago, Whitney Meyer, the Kyle Gass band, and Floater, from the Showbox, Seattle to the Whiskey a Go Go, Hollywood.
"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 Wave Radio).
Check out: www.facebook.com/andreadesmond.music for more information on tour dates and music.
04/17/14 The Showbox; Seattle, WA
03/06/14 Darrell's Tavern; Seattle, WA
03/01/14 The White Rabbit; Seattle, WA
01/18/14 The Press Club; Portland, OR
10/12/13 Tiny Ninja Cafe; Seattle, WA
09/15/13 The Sunset Tavern; Seattle, WA
08/17/13 Seattle Hempfest
08/03/13 Hard Rock Cafe; Seattle, WA
07/20/13 The Hi-Fidelity; Bremerton, WA
06/27/13 Seattle PrideFest
06/22/13 Seattle Rock n' Roll Marathon
06/10/13 The Sunset Tavern; Seattle, WA
03/01/13 Skylark Cafe and Club; Seattle, WA
02/07/13 El Corazon Showroom; Seattle, WA
02/02/13 The Copper Gate; Seattle, WA
01/19/13 The White Rabbit; Seattle, WA
01/17/13 The Crocodile; Seattle, WA
12/13/12 The Crocodile; Seattle, WA
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