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About

“Andrea Kirwin has a rare voice that runs deep....deep enough to carry you back to an era where 

the way an artist delivered their message

was everything.” - LIOR

"When I heard Andrea I was totally excited to hear such a competent, unique and exciting new songwriter. It is one of the joys of being a musician, traveling the globe and hearing exciting music that I wouldn’t have found at home, yet it is a rare joy. I find there are many competent yet mediocre musicians out there and Andrea was way above anything I had heard for a long long time." -KRISTINA OLSEN

 

Folk, Roots, Reggae, Funk and Soul with an Island Style Roll

Andrea Kirwin is an Australian-Fijian Artist/Producer based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. With a warm stage presence, retro soulful sound and a knack for storytelling, Andrea has been steadily building a national following since the release of her first album, 'From the Ground Up' in 2013. She writes and arranges her songs by weaving melodies and lyrics together with purpose and passion much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village on the island of Matuku, Lau. Andrea's sound can be described as an earthy blend of folk, roots, reggae, blues, funk and soul and she waxes and wanes between her more gentler folk/soul tunes as a solo artist, and her upbeat groove based songs that she performs with her talented band.

Her most recent 17 track live album, titled, 'A Quiet Revolution' (released February 2017), features Andrea and her sister Litia Kirwin performing original songs with beautiful island harmonies on acoustic guitar, cigar box guitar and ukuleles. The album also includes some chilled cover songs from Tracy Chapman, Sting, The Beatles, Rodriguez and 'Amazing Grace'.


ANDREA KIRWIN AND BAND
The smooth sounds of Andrea Kirwin and Band are truly a musical delight to listen to. Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, The band is made up of Andrea Kirwin on vocals, acoustic guitar and cigar box guitar, master beat maker Mitch Francis on Drums, Oj Newcomb 'The Juice' on Bass and the talented Brodie Graham on electric guitar. Andrea's honey-toned voice and heartfelt lyrics are beautifully supported by this well-seasoned crew of performers as they effortlessly cruise through the genres of roots, reggae, soul, funk, hip hop and blues creating a unique sound that is reminiscent of bands from the 60s & 70s era of music.  Each band member adds their personality to the mix, bringing a fresh energy to each show. The full band includes Andrew Szumowski on Keys and Robbie Amhaz on Congas and Percussion. The live shows often build up to a crescendo of funk and soul at the end of each set leaving the audience on a natural high and buzzing on the positive messages of peace, love and unity behind the music. The band's musical influences include Tracy Chapman, John Mayer, Eric Clapton and Otis Redding and you'll probably hear a cover or two from one of the above-mentioned legends. Ultimately, Andrea and band create beautiful music from the heart. They look forward to sharing it with you at a venue or Festival in the near future.


BRIEF PERFORMANCE HISTORY
Andrea is a full time independent musician. She has self-produced 3 Albums under her own Record Label, Peace Run Records. Her second album, 'The Story of Us' (released in 2015), had 4 songs highly commended at the Queensland Music Awards. Andrea has been performing all over Australia for over 10 years having initially picked up a guitar at age 21 and beginning her songwriting journey. Andrea is very active in the local Sunshine Coast scene, and offers mentoring sessions and songwriting workshops for aspiring singer/songwriters.

 

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2019

Noosa Food and Wine Festival (QLD)

Horizon Festival (QLD)

Space Girls (QLD)

Brisbane Festival (QLD)

Booin Gari (QLD)

Fibre Arts Festival (QLD)

Pride Festival Sunshine Coast (QLD)

Regional Flavours Festival (QLD)

Pomona Music Festival (QLD)

 

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2018

Artisan Weekend Songwriting Facilitator, Woodford Folk Festival
Noosa Food and Wine Festival (QLD)
Noosa Festival of Water (QLD)
Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival (NZ)
Brisbane Festival (QLD)

 

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2017

National Multicultural Festival (ACT)
Fairbridge Folk Festival (WA)
Wintermoon (QLD)
Palm Creek Folk Festival (QLD)
Echuca Winterblues Festival (VIC)
Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival (QLD)
Horizon Festival - Dawn awakening (QLD)
Island Vibe Festival (QLD)


FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2016

Valley Fiesta (QLD)
West End Festival (QLD)
Horizon Festival (QLD)
Maleny Music Festival (QLD)
Four Winds Festival (NSW)
Majors Creek Folk Festival (NSW)
Quandamooka Festival (QLD)
Bigsound Music Expo (QLD)
International Readers and Writers Festival (QLD)


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS SO FAR

Carol Lloyd Award Finalist (2019)
Cole Clark Guitars Endorsement (2017)
Representing multicultural Artists from QLD at Bigsound QLD (2016)
Perfoming at the Woodford Folk Festival (2015, 2013, 2011, 2009)
Caloundra Music Festival (2015, 2014)
Receiving a Regional Arts Development Fund ($6000) grant to help
produce her second Album, 'The Story of Us' (2015)

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CONTACTS

Representative | Andrea Kirwin | QLD | andrea@peacerunrecords.com
Management | Andrea Kirwin | QLD | andrea@peacerunrecords.com
Bookings | Andrea Kirwin | QLD | andrea@peacerunrecords.com

MUSIC

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'Young, Wild and Free' by Andrea Kirwin & Band - Live at Yama-Nui

'Wintermoon' by Andrea Kirwin & Band - Live at Yama-Nui

'Holding On' by Andrea Kirwin & Band - Live at Yama-Nui

ANDREA KIRWIN AND BAND - SO WONDERFUL (BalconyTV)

ANDREA KIRWIN - CROSS OVER NOW (BalconyTV)

Guitar Man by Andrea Kirwin and Band, live at Peregian Originals

Andrea Kirwin and Band perform 'Save our Souls' Live at West End Festival

Andrea Kirwin and Band perform Tracy Chapman's 'Give Me One Reason', Live

Andrea Kirwin "Higher in Love" music video

Andrea Kirwin - Mary Go Round

Tech Specs for solo, duo, 4 piece band and 6 piece band

Tech Specs.

Solo - Andrea Kirwin

1 x vocal mic, 3 x DI for Electric guitar, cigar box guitar and foot stomp.

 

Four Piece Band.

Andrea Kirwin (vocals and guitar), Mitch Francis (Drums), Oj Newcomb (Bass), Brodie Graham (Elec. Guitar).

2 x vocal mics for Andrea and Oj Newcomb. 3 x DI for Electric guitar, Electric Guitar and Bass guitar. Backline required. Drummer to supply snare and high hats.

 

Six Piece Band.

Andrea Kirwin (vocals, cigar box guitar and electric guitar), Mitch Francis (Drums), Oj Newcomb (Bass), Brodie Graham (Elec. Guitar), Andrew Szumowski (Keyboard), Robbie Amhaz (Percussion).

2 x vocal mics for Andrea and Brodie. 4 x DI for Acoustic guitar, cigar box guitar, Electric Guitar and Bass. Backline required.

DI for Keyboard, 2 x instrument mics for congas and percussion