Andonia Layr has been making music for almost 15 years, is a self-taught guitar player and vocalist, and greatly enjoys the art of performing on stage. Her style has been described as "Gypsy Folk Rock", and she continues to impress her audience with witty, heartfelt lyrics and unique guitar licks. For the past 3 years Andonia has been learning and performing a vast assortment of cover songs, both as a solo artist, and a frequent guest singer with local musician David Cote. She has performed on average at least once a month during this time, and has experience with many types of venues, band set ups, booking agents, sound systems/gear, and travel. Her reputation is that of reliability and raw, emotional entertainment with an enthusiastic and ever-growing fan base.
Major performance credits include:
2 years in a row on the main stage of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival (5000+ attendance), a private concert with David Cote at The Gaylord Resort for the president of Dr. Pepper Snapple Co and 600 executives, and headlining 90% of the venues in Deep Ellum.
Danny Morrish has been drumming and performing in bands for over 20 years, and currently performs with an array of different artists. His abilities range from Rock to Jazz to Reggae to Zydeco, his equipment speaks for itself, and whether Danny is on his full kit, or playing his percussion set-up, he always delivers an impressive sound.
Casey Gene is an incredibly talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist, drummer, and piano player. He continually works to expand his understanding of music both as a whole and by even the smallest of details. He has been playing shows and guitar since he was a teenager (back in the 90's) and decided early on that he would be a career musician.. a decision made very apparent when you hear him play & sing.
Together, these three bring a captivating energy to any stage. They are incredibly dedicated to their music and their fans, and hope to continue climbing the charts, traveling, and writing as much heartfelt music as humanly possible!
Past members & Contributors:
Sarah Reinke is an incredibly talented Cellist from Dallas who performed with Andonia Layr from early 2010 to late 2011. Her Cello pieces are featured on all of the recordings from the Free Spirit EP. She is classically trained with a Masters Degree in Cello, Violin, and Music Education, currently teaches private lessons to children and adults, and performs regularly with different artists. https://www.facebook.com/sarah.reinke.37?fref=ts
Michael Carter is a multi talented musician, producer, photographer, and videographer who has contributed quite a lot to help promote Andonia Layr's music and publicity. His bass and lead guitar licks are featured on the Free Spirit EP, an album he mastered and co-produced. He is currently self-employed as a digital artist and videographer and continues to work with local musicians on promotional materials and band image.
Jared Schiffner is a local, self-taught artist and producer who is always busy with a project, be it recording a new song/album for an artist/band, inventing/building things, helping others, or any number of creative things. He currently works out of the Deep Ellum area both for his home recording studio and his company, RetroCycling, which repairs, restores, and resells all kinds of quality, affordable bicycles. https://www.facebook.com/RetroCycling
Nathan Parnell and Thomas Mallory are partners (and analog geniuses!!) at the Ninja Cowboy Studio in Arlington, TX and are featured on the track Ballad of a Poor Rich Girl. Thomas contributed the percussion and helped with sound engineering and production. Nathan contributed the bass, lead guitar, sound engineering, production, and mastering. They continue to work tirelessly to bring a quality sound to every single recording that comes through their studio, and have a truly amazing gear list including vintage recording equipment and the latest digital production software. http://www.theninjacowboy.com/
Ron Mcqueen has an eye for photography and has been a diehard fan of Andonia's for years. Almost all of the AL promo pictures have been taken by Ron. He takes incredible photographs wherever he goes and often spends his weekends going to see local talent and photograph them at their finest. He also takes amazing nature photos, knows what makes a good portrait, and his wedding portfolio is stunning. http://www.rmcqueenphoto.com/