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 songs guided by melody lines and has arranged and produced her 5 albums and released then through her independent record label, Peace Run Records.
Andrea is heavily influenced by artists such as Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Tracy Chapman and John Mayer and has been evolving her sound over the 8 years she has been recording her own music. Having built her career as a singer-songwriter over the years by gigging up to 300+ shows a year she has developed a range of repertoire that has permeated her own writing. Influences from the likes of Carol King, Corinne Bailey Rae and Norah Jones can be heard in the tones of Andrea's latest upcoming album, BLOOM. Although the sounds and breadth of the Album is in and of itself uniquely her own. Andrea's 5th album, BLOOM is due out in May 2021 and is now available for Pre-Sale.
Since the upheaval of 2020, Andrea has set up a shopfront on Queen St, Nambour and is teaching music, songwriting and music industry mentoring while she waits for the gigs to return, and is focusing on creating music videos and content to go with her new album, BLOOM. She has also set up a Patreon Page that has been an incredible support for her during these times.
ANDREA KIRWIN AND THE YAMA-NUI SOCIAL CLUB
Andrea has been working on something very special over the past year with her crew of friends and musicians on the Sunshine Coast. A big band of up to 17 artists and musicians have been brought in to perform on Andrea's latest project. The common link is that each of the musicians has worked at the Yamanui Recording Studio owned by her good friend and Bass player OJ Newcomb (John Butler Trio, Band of Frequencies, Thump). Andrea Kirwin and the Yama-Nui Social Club is inspired by the Buena Vista social club. A collection of friends that play beautiful music together. You can hear the sounds of this project on their single, "Firenze".
BRIEF PERFORMANCE HISTORY
Andrea has recently set up Peace Run Records and Agency at 14 Queen St, Nambour and is currenly shifting her focus to live stream events and music lessons whilst the live music scene is recovering from the Covid 19 shutdowns and new social distancing measures. Andrea has spent the past 5 years gigging and self-produced 3 Albums under her own Record Label, Peace Run Records. Andrea has performed all around Australia and New Zealand performing at Festivals such as The Woodford Folk Festival, Brisbane Festival, Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival, Echuca Winterblues Festival, Palm Creek Folk Festival, Fairbridge Festival and so many more since picking up a guitar at age 21 about 14 years ago and starting her songwriting journey. Andrea has also taught keys and singing at the Eumundi School of Rock in 2019 and now MC's their yearly concert, which has encouraged her to move into teaching while the music industry and live entertainment scene recovers.
FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2017
National Multicultural Festival (ACT)
Fairbridge Folk Festival (WA)
Palm Creek Folk Festival (QLD)
Echuca Winterblues Festival (VIC)
Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival (QLD)
Horizon Festival - Dawn awakening (QLD)
Caloundra Music Festival (QLD) *With Thump and Bearfoot
Island Vibe Festival (NSW)
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)
Cole Clark Guitars Endorsement (2017)
Representing multicultural Artists from QLD at Bigsound QLD (2016)
Performing at the Woodford Folk Festival (2015, 2013, 2011, 2009)
Receiving a Regional Arts Development Fund ($6000) grant to
produce 2nd Album, 'The Story of Us' (2015)
4 songs from 'The Story of Us' Highly commended in
Queensland Music Awards 2016.
3 East Coast Australian Tours