Andrea, also known as Seattle's "indie pop sweetheart" (myseattlenightout.com), is a true musical free spirit! Her song "Run" won Best Singer/Songwriter for Akademia Music Awards and first place in the Eco Arts Awards: Songs of Freedom Competition. She was most notably nominated by Spectra Records for Best Singer in the Shorty Awards. Additionally, Andrea was nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Artist at the Artist in Music Awards, for which she performed at the Nomination Ceremony/Red Carpet Event in Hollywood. During the same time as the AIMM Awards, her band made it to the finals of the Seattle Jammin' Challenge and recorded with Justin Cronk (Vendetta Red), which kick-started her career in the city. Since then she moved down to LA and has been performing at the House of Blues, Viper Room, and the Satellite. Recently, Andrea has been writing and developing new material with Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the United States of America, Kings of Leon, Mudhoney) and John 'Sly' Wilson, songwriter of Justin Timberlake's Billboard hit "Suit and Tie".
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 her cousin 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, KCTY 107.7 FM Los Angeles (featured on At A Glance Talk Radio), KGUP 106.5 FM in Los Angeles, CA, Butterflies Indie Radio (featured on IndieViews Artist Spotlight), Brooklands Radio UK, KCLA 99.3 FM Los Angeles, Skope Radio, Sisters Talk Radio, Women of Substance Radio, Seattle Music Insider (SMI) Radio and Seattle Wave Radio. Andrea has also been selected as the Featured Artist for Skope Entertainment.
In past bands, Desmond has performed with Uh Huh Her, Chicago and the Kyle Gass band, 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.
06/04/15 House of Blues; Hollywood, CA
05/27/15 Mrs. Fish; Los Angeles, CA
03/28/15 Silverlake Lounge; Silverlake, CA
02/19/15 House of Blues; Hollywood, CA
01/11/15 Viper Room; Hollywood, CA
12/31/14 House of Blues; Hollywood, CA
12/18/14 House of Blues; Hollywood, CA
12/14/14 Del Amo Mall; Torrance, CA
11/29/14 House of Blues; Hollywood, CA
11/20/14 Silverlake Lounge; Silverlake, CA
11/01/14 Vaucluse Lounge; Hollywood, CA
10/11/14 House of Blues; Hollywood, CA
09/25/14 House of Blues; Hollywood, CA
08/23/14 World Wide Star Search; Hollywood, CA
08/15/14 Swannies; Seattle, WA
07/19/14 Lucid Lounge; Seattle, WA
06/21/14 Rock N' Roll Marathon; Seattle, WA
06/06/14 Rock the Dock; Bremerton, WA
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