Andrea Desmond
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Andrea Desmond

Los Angeles, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Los Angeles, CA
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Pop Acoustic

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Andrea Desmond @ State Social House

West Hollywood, California, United States

West Hollywood, California, United States

Jun
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Andrea Desmond @ Secret Trail Brewing Company

Chico, California, United States

Chico, California, United States

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Andrea Desmond @ Block 17 Apartments

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

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"Andrea Desmond set to Release her new Single "Inner Fire" on October 1st"

Writing, it is something that all, if not most of us have attempted in some shape or form. For many writing has become a lifestyle and not left their lives as it would have it. For Andrea Desmond she is one of those writers. For it is her music, that she has written so purposely about, which details the life she endures, each and every day. She could be bigger than any of us would ever realize at this very moment, due to her writing these songs. One of which being titled "Inner Fire", is her latest work that was created by teaming up with co-writer Natalia Bortolloti (who is writing for Warner) and producer SR (who is working for Randy Jackson).

"Inner Fire", takes what Seattle called their "indie pop sweetheart" to the next level for the artist now based in Los Angeles. For it is this track in particular, that ignites that fire, that inner fire, as it were, has blazed within the heart and soul that is Andrea Desmond. The track is very empowering, fulfilling, and embracive. This is the best way to describe the meaning behind this track, and the way it makes you the listener, feel about it. How its music drifts within the track is rather difficult to describe, it is indie pop, at its finest content. The source of beat, being something along the lines of sounding, upbeat, very pop based, with various tones of notes and beats, that lifts it together, to create a style that is interesting and unique.

In terms of quality and sound, both are quite well played out. The music really wraps around the vocal chords, as one, and the music both instrumental and vocals sounds crisp and clear as the wiped window. Her voice just echoes the lyrics, really taking in the words as a whole, making the music become so catching and interesting, that it is overpowering at times. It becomes too much to take in, that you get this rush of feeling from it all.

Surely Andrea Desmond brings other indie pop acts to mind, with her captivating tunes, as it were such would likely be Grimes, Lykke Li, and even Lorde. Their styles are not exactly like Andrea's but a lot like it, being slightly similar to a point. Each of these artists, including Andrea have just got that creative source glowing through them. As it would have it, Andrea is just one female indie pop artist that is making the rounds at the time present.

For if it was not for "Inner Fire", being the fiery pride and passion that it is for Andrea, then there would be no Andrea at all. But perhaps someone else taking in her spotlight that rightfully belongs to her, when that is not the case here. That light shines brightly for Andrea, who admires and adores her fans. It is without any of this that Andrea would not be the person she is now.

"Inner Fire", is just a track that is simply upbeat and catchy, which keeps it all moving together, so that it becomes danceable, and rather listenable more than just one time around, but many more times indeed. - NBC Right Now, ABC KLKN-TV, Digital Journal, Fox34.com, CBS8.com, The CW WBCB (September 26, 2017)


"Andrea Desmond releases teaser before “Inner Fire” drops October 1st"

​Years can go by waiting for your chance, for the opportune time for all of your patience to pay off. Andrea Desmond decided enough was enough. She took a bold and courageous leap that all who aspire to follow their heart must do. All the while, she developed her sound and writing style to match what’s closest to her very own unique sound. From being a piano/vocal teacher and songwriting coach, to an assistant to a composer working on an upcoming PBS TV show, she has been building a musical foundation within LA. For “Inner Fire”, she worked particularly close with SR (who has been helping Randy Jackson on projects), and songwriter for Warner Natalia Bortolotti. Also, with influences like: Sia, Ellie Goulding, and Adele, you can infer what type of track it might be without even listening to it.

With the aforementioned, we can infer this is going to be a very vocally-centered track with profound lyrics that take you beyond face value. We’d love to point out Andrea’s positive attitude, her sultry sounds, conscious lyrics and high-energy stage presence, her pure soul is exposed and shown to the world. When you hear her for the first time, you get a sense of hope in a time of despair, a sense of energy when one feels drained, and a sense of love when one feels alone. Her music, along with her sweet and compassionate smile, combined with her angelic voice, will remind you that there is still some good left in this world, the good times are yet to come. “Inner Fire” was recently released as a teaser to promote the premiere on October 1st, but it’s already heating up as it has had some time to marinate. We’d like to give you a sneak preview of what’s yet to come and we want you to be the first. Listen, enjoy, and fall in love with Andrea Desmond. - We Sound Strange (September 27, 2017)


"GET READY FOR ANDREA DESMOND’S EDM POP TRACK, INNER FIRE ON OCTOBER 1ST!"

Years can go by waiting for your chance, for the opportune time for all of your patience to pay off. Andrea Desmond decided enough was enough. She took a bold and courageous leap that all who aspire to follow their heart must do. All the while, she developed her sound and writing style to match what’s closest to her very own unique sound. From being a piano/vocal teacher and songwriting coach, to an assistant to a composer working on an upcoming PBS TV show, she has been building a musical foundation within LA. For “Inner Fire”, she worked particularly close with SR (who has been helping Randy Jackson on projects), and songwriter for Warner Natalia Bortolotti. Also, with influences like: Sia, Ellie Goulding, and Adele, you can infer what type of track it might be without even listening to it.
With the aforementioned, we can infer this is going to be a very vocally-centered track with profound lyrics that take you beyond face value. We’d love to point out Andrea’s positive attitude, her sultry sounds, conscious lyrics and high-energy stage presence, her pure soul is exposed and shown to the world. When you hear her for the first time, you get a sense of hope in a time of despair, a sense of energy when one feels drained, and a sense of love when one feels alone. Her music, along with her sweet and compassionate smile, combined with her angelic voice, will remind you that there is still some good left in this world, the good times are yet to come. “Inner Fire” was recently released as a teaser to promote the premiere on October 1st, but it’s already heating up as it has had some time to marinate. We’d like to give you a sneak preview of what’s yet to come and we want you to be the first. Listen, enjoy, and fall in love with Andrea Desmond. - EDM SAUCE (September 17, 2017)


"ANDREA DESMOND IS SET TO RELEASE “INNER FIRE” ON OCTOBER 1ST"

Years can go by waiting for your chance, for the opportune time for all of your patience to pay off. Andrea Desmond decided enough was enough. She took a bold and courageous leap that all who aspire to follow their heart must do. All the while, she developed her sound and writing style to match what’s closest to her very own unique sound. From being a piano/vocal teacher and songwriting coach, to an assistant to a composer working on an upcoming PBS TV show, she has been building a musical foundation within LA. For “Inner Fire”, she worked particularly close with SR (who has been helping Randy Jackson on projects), and songwriter for Warner Natalia Bortolotti. Also, with influences like: Sia, Ellie Goulding, and Adele, you can infer what type of track it might be without even listening to it.

With the aforementioned, we can infer this is going to be a very vocally-centered track with profound lyrics that take you beyond face value. We’d love to point out Andrea’s positive attitude, her sultry sounds, conscious lyrics and high-energy stage presence, her pure soul is exposed and shown to the world. When you hear her for the first time, you get a sense of hope in a time of despair, a sense of energy when one feels drained, and a sense of love when one feels alone. Her music, along with her sweet and compassionate smile, combined with her angelic voice, will remind you that there is still some good left in this world, the good times are yet to come. “Inner Fire” was recently released as a teaser to promote the premiere on October 1st, but it’s already heating up as it has had some time to marinate. We’d like to give you a sneak preview of what’s yet to come and we want you to be the first. Listen, enjoy, and fall in love with Andrea Desmond. - Populove (September 27, 2017)


"ANDREA DESMOND GIVES US A SNEAK PREVIEW FOR "INNER FIRE" RELEASE OCTOBER 1ST"

Have you ever waited around waiting for you to get yours because people told you to be patient? People constantly tell you good things that come to those who are patient. Well, Andrea Desmond decided that she was going to grab it and take it into her own hands. She took a bold and courageous leap that all who aspire to follow their heart must do. All the while, she developed her sound and writing style to match what’s closest to her very own unique sound. From being a piano/vocal teacher and songwriting coach, to an assistant to a composer working on an upcoming PBS TV show, she has been building a musical foundation within LA. For “Inner Fire”, she worked particularly close with SR (who has been helping Randy Jackson on projects), and songwriter for Warner Natalia Bortolotti. Also, with influences like: Sia, Ellie Goulding, and Adele, you can infer what type of track it might be without even listening to it.

"Inner Fire" has a lot of buzz going with it right now and we want to hop along the train. She's such an enigmatic and contagious character, we needed to have this teaser. We’d love to point out Andrea’s positive attitude, her sultry sounds, conscious lyrics and high-energy stage presence, her pure soul is exposed and shown to the world. When you hear her for the first time, you get a sense of hope in a time of despair, a sense of energy when one feels drained, and a sense of love when one feels alone. H. “Inner Fire” was recently released as a teaser to promote the premiere on October 1st, but it’s already heating up as it has had some time to marinate. We’d like to give you a sneak preview of what’s yet to come and we want you to be the first. Listen, enjoy, and fall in love with Andrea Desmond.

​Twitter: @andreadesmond
Watch on Youtube - Kurrent Music (September 27, 2017)


"SINGLE REVIEW: INNER FIRE BY ANDREA DESMOND"

Years can go by waiting for your chance, for the opportune time for all of your patience to pay off. Andrea Desmond decided enough was enough. She took a bold and courageous leap that all who aspire to follow their heart must do. All the while, she developed her sound and writing style to match what’s closest to her very own unique sound. From being a piano/vocal teacher and songwriting coach, to an assistant to a composer working on an upcoming PBS TV show, she has been building a musical foundation within LA. For “Inner Fire”, she worked particularly close with SR (who has been helping Randy Jackson on projects), and songwriter for Warner Natalia Bortolotti. Also, with influences like: Sia, Ellie Goulding, and Adele, you can infer what type of track it might be without even listening to it.

With the aforementioned, we can infer this is going to be a very vocally-centered track with profound lyrics that take you beyond face value. We’d love to point out Andrea’s positive attitude, her sultry sounds, conscious lyrics and high-energy stage presence, her pure soul is exposed and shown to the world. When you hear her for the first time, you get a sense of hope in a time of despair, a sense of energy when one feels drained, and a sense of love when one feels alone. Her music, along with her sweet and compassionate smile, combined with her angelic voice, will remind you that there is still some good left in this world, the good times are yet to come. “Inner Fire” was recently released as a teaser to promote the premiere on October 1st, but it’s already heating up as it has had some time to marinate. We’d like to give you a sneak preview of what’s yet to come and we want you to be the first. Listen, enjoy, and fall in love with Andrea Desmond. - Harrison Morgan, Vents Magazine (September 27, 2017)


"I HEART RADIO INTERVIEW"

"Well Andrea thank you so much for sharing your story from just a vulnerable, authentic place. You're such a pure beacon of light. You have such a gentle soul. You can tell that you're one of the people out here that just is pure good, and I love that about your brand. Your brand screams honor, integrity, beauty, simplicity, and gifts. That's what your brand screams to me. And I just want to thank you so much for interviewing with us today on WKIM FM Radio, on I Heart Radio in Los Angeles. I'm congratulating you on your song and your endeavors and I invite you anytime to come back to the show and share more of who you are with the world." - Kimberly Jessica, I HEART RADIO (October 01, 2017)


"Andrea Desmond - 'Inner Fire'"

Writing, it is something that all, if not most of us have attempted in some shape or form. For many writing has become a lifestyle and not left their lives as it would have it. Andrea Desmond is one of those writers. For it is her music, that she has written so purposely about, which details the life she endures, each and every day. She could be bigger than any of us would ever realize at this very moment, due to her writing these songs. One of which being titled "Inner Fire", is her latest work that was created by teaming up with co-writer Natalia Bortolloti (who is writing for Warner) and producer SR (who is working for Randy Jackson).

"Inner Fire", takes what Seattle called their "indie pop sweetheart" to the next level for the artist now based in Los Angeles. For it is this track in particular, that ignites that fire, that inner fire, as it were, has blazed within the heart and soul that is Andrea Desmond. The track is very empowering, fulfilling, and embracive. This is the best way to describe the meaning behind this track, and the way it makes you the listener, feel about it. How its music drifts within the track is rather difficult to describe, it is indie pop, at its finest content. The source of beat, being something along the lines of sounding, upbeat, very pop-based, with various tones of notes and beats, that lifts it together, to create a style that is interesting and unique.

In terms of quality and sound, both are quite well played out. The music really wraps around the vocal chords, as one, and the music both instrumental and vocals sounds crisp and clear as the wiped window. Her voice just echoes the lyrics, really taking in the words as a whole, making the music become so catching and interesting, that it is overpowering at times. It becomes too much to take in, that you get this rush of feeling from it all.

Surely Andrea Desmond brings other indie pop acts to mind, with her captivating tunes, as it were such would likely be Grimes, Lykke Li, and even Lorde. Their styles are not exactly like Andrea's but a lot like it, being slightly similar to a point. Each of these artists, including Andrea have just got that creative source glowing through them. As it would have it, Andrea is just one female indie pop artist that is making the rounds at the time present.

​For if it was not for "Inner Fire", being the fiery passion that it is for Andrea, then there would be no Andrea at all. But perhaps someone else taking in her spotlight that rightfully belongs to her, when that is not the case here. That light shines brightly for Andrea, who admires and adores her fans. It is without any of this that Andrea would not be the person she is now. "Inner Fire", is a track that is simply upbeat and catchy, which keeps it all moving together, so that it becomes danceable, and rather listenable more than just one time around, but many more times indeed.

www.facebook.com/andreadesmond.music

By: ​
Natalie Perez - Natalie Perez, Skope Magazine (September 19, 2017)


"Open Spaces EP"

“If she just so happened to write all these songs well she could be bigger than any of us realize at the moment. Let me go on record and say Andrea Desmond is one artist to watch. It's impressive music that's easy to groove to, highly marketable, uplifting and extremely entertaining. The writing and singing abilities of Desmond are rock solid and the melodies and harmonies are well crafted and catchy. Last but not least the vocal presence from Desmond just makes the whole thing work by just being herself." - Cyrus Rhodes, The Muse's Muse (Jan 23, 2014)


"Andrea Desmond Puts Seattle Back On The Map"

“After listening it’s evident to me Andrea's talents with her band are far beyond what I imagined or even expected. She has a powerful writing style and voice and look that many people will gravitate towards.” - Andrew Weiss, Music News Nashville (Feb 26, 2014)


"Andrea Desmond, Open Spaces EP"

"All tracks to me are thoughtful and a stellar performance-driven pop that are wonderfully powerful in nature. Rest assured Andrea Desmond is making her presence known in an otherwise commercial myriad of soulless clutter. Perfect pacing, intriguing compositions and a stellar voice have her scoring big here with me! 5/5 Stars” - Natalie Brennan, Skope Entertainment (Jan 28, 2014)


"OPEN SPACES REVIEW"

“She seems a likeable, genuine, and all around kindhearted person. Sometimes a good heart and a nice voice is all it takes to reach the next level. Her future is bright and full of potential.” - Markus Druery, Indie Shark Reviews (Jan 27, 2014)


"Open Spaces by Andrea Desmond"

“In my mind she is a musical triple threat. She’s got a good look, she can write music/play piano, and she’s a great singer. Like I had mentioned its impressive how well Her vocals at times shift from classical to even soulful. This reminds me of Adele, Lily Allen, Jessie J. and Imagine Dragons. Desmond is a captivating composer and singer within her own right.” - Andrew Weiss, Music News Nashville (Feb 26, 2014)


"Open Spaces EP, Andrea Desmond"

“The more I listened the more it feels as if Desmond is one of those 'under the radar' artists that has a lot of potential... I want someone like Andrea Desmond to sing me a timeless melody - it's that simple and real not overly synthetic built upon a house of cards. Her voice and musical signature are to say the least magnificent and will do the job nicely. The potential is indeed palpable, and that low-key modesty of Desmond speaks for itself." - Michael Morrison, Music Emissions (Feb 07, 2014)


"Andrea Desmond Open Spaces"

“So who is Desmond anyway? In my own words she’s a singer/songwriter who draws on life’s experiences from both the interior and exterior vantage point. Her musical narrative and striking lyrics deliver sincere and genuine vocal performances.

One thing that impressed me the most is the sheer impassioned pop vibe one gets.. Desmond has a strong visual and her voice sounds as if she is classically trained. She also plays piano.. Kudos goes out to the amazing songwriting. I always said you can sell what you don’t truly believe, here Desmond captures lighting in a bottle that will ring true not only for older more experienced listeners but new ones as well... Only an experienced artist armed with an honest, genuine, sincere approach can pull it off. " - RJ Frometa, Vents Magazine (Feb 25, 2014)


"The Akademia Music Awards Announces Its August 2013 Winners"

The Akademia Music Awards would like to congratulate the winners and nominees of the August 2013 Awards. Hundreds of artists worldwide competed in nearly 125 award categories. To view the winners and nominees, please click on the above link or visit: http://www.theakademia.com/august_2013_awards

The Akademia is currently accepting submissions for the September 2013 Akademia Music Awards. Stay tuned for more great music from all genres, all around the world! - Music Industry News Network


"Interview with Linda Rez from Real Sisters Talk Radio"

Interview airing on Sunday 5/2/13 on BTR Radio and for the week of 5/29 - 6/5/13 on Seattle Wave Radio at these times:

MySeattleNightOut.com
http://www.myseattlenightout.com/radio
News Channel
>4:00 PM
>7:00 PM

SeattleWaveRadio.net
http://seattlewaveradio.net/
Lifestyle Channel
>Noon
>6:00 PM
>9:00 PM - Seattle Wave Radio and BTR Radio


"Hottest New Artist Book trailer"

HNA book trailer on YouTube - PDS Entertainment


"KCTY 107.7 FM Los Angeles "At A Glance Talk Radio""

Comments (over 300,000 listeners):

Dear AAG dudes,
Your show with Andrea Desmond was so thoughtful and fun that you sang Happy Birthday to her and I could hear how much it meant to her. I found her music to be fun and up lifting right from the start. The music it self was so well done as were the lyrics. Brovo, to a new talent that actually has TALENT. (851 similar comments) from WA, CA,UK,TX,FL

Andrea,

WOW! What else can I saw, you have the most fantastic voice I have ever heard. I hear a lable coming your way soon. Keep up the good work and do not lose sight of your dream(s) or asparations.(943 similar comments) from WA,CA,TX,FL,NM

Dear Rodney and AAG,

It has always been interesting to us to hear the unsung talent you have had on your show over the years. We/I have heard so many talented people on the such such as Caroline Jones, Glitter Rose, Shay Astar among the few. And just when we/I thought you hit the top you presented us with Andrea Desmond. My, Gosh can this women belt out some tunes and her band is of the highest grade/quility. Unbelievable sound. (542 similar comments) from CA,TX,FL,WA,CANADA,HI

Talking Dudes,
Is that hot looking woman married/seeing someone? (1,042 similar comments) from Many states and countires.

Dear Rodney and power team,

One thing we/I can say is that when it comes to indie artist you bring out the finest. Andrea, was by far the best one I have heard on your show in a long time. I would like to keep track of her and hear her in person, where can I/we go? (358) FL,CA,WA,London England, Sydney,AU.

Just as Andrea started to sing her album, we thought she was just another singer, Boy were we/I wrong. She has so much talent and has the right focus that she one day and one day soon will be a hit. The band has their act together and the story she told was great. (243 similar comments) from FL,AK, TX,WA,CA

Tell us she will be back on again and soon. (512 similar comments) from WA,CA,FL,HI,BOS,CANADA,HOLLAND,NEW ZEALAND - KCTY 107.7FM Los Angeles


"Andrea Desmond Breaks Out with New Video "Run""

Andrea Desmond has all the newness and character of Regina Spektor or Florence and The Machines, with all the attention to sonic quality of an early Tori Amos or a mid-period Glen Ballard. Andrea’s mentor Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer of many Disney classics, has created a special sound and it’s ready to blossom. This angelic voice pierces through you with pure and beautiful melodies accompanied by a new backing band called The White Lights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT3GUKTBi60

Andrea took a leap of faith to relocate her already successful career from Northern California to Seattle. With her new song “Run” it reflects her decision that we’re the ones who make the choices to go on the right path, following our destiny.

Buy: http://andreadesmond.bandcamp.com

At the Artist in Music Awards 2012 in Hollywood, CA, Andrea is nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Artist for her song “Run”, which also won first place in the Eco Arts Award- Songs for Freedom. Andrea’s bright personality and inspiring music will last for generations. Break free and remember who you are and “Run” towards your destiny.

Music, press, bio, and many more pics are all available at: www.andreadesmond.com - Music Industry News Network - the "IN" show


"Seattle Wave Radio interview with Andrea, William, and Steve"

Interview can be heard on soundcloud at: http://soundcloud.com/andrea-naomi-desmond/seattle-wave-radios-lisa - Radio Clip: Seattle Wave Radio - Lisa Janson


"Radio Clip: SMI Radio Ep.81 (Zarni / Andrea Desmond)"

Radio interview at: http://soundcloud.com/smiradio/smiradioep-81-zarni - SMI Radio - Greg Roth


"Preview Article: SMI RADIO EP. 81 ON DEMAND: ZARNI & ANDREA DESMOND"

Featured on this week’s episode of SMI Radio are two extremely talented pianist and singer / songwriters, Zarni De Wet and Andrea Desmond. Both of these lovely ladies relocated to the Northwest within the last year and are both making a splash with solid vocal and piano chops coupled with catchy songs.

Serendipity came into play with these two artists. When I met Andrea, I didn’t realize she was in the process of booking a February gig with Zarni. Zarni had e-mailed me a few days prior to let me know that she also played with Campfire Ok, who I would see a few days later at an upcoming Seattle Living Room / Melodic Caring Show.

SEATTLE LIVING ROOM SHOWS & MELODIC CARING PROJECT KICK OFF 2013 (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

It was no accident that this all came together in a neat little package, so it only made sense to have both artists on the same episode of SMI Radio.

In the first half of the show, Zarni talks about her music and her move to Seattle because of the fertile music scene. She shares a tale of her meeting with John Mayer, while attending Berklee College of Music. Zarni is ambitious as she is talented, and you’ll soon find out why.

For the second half of the show, we take you inside Vitrolla Coffee in Capitol Hill for a friendly conversation with Andrea and her band’s drummer, William, for their take on music, their influences, and the recording process. You may remember that Andrea came in second at The Seattle Wave Radio Jammin’ Challenge last December.

SEATTLE WAVE RADIO CROWNS JAMMIN’ CHALLENGE WINNER AT HARD ROCK (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

Zarni and Andrea will share the stage Saturday, February 2nd at The Copper Gate.

Read more about Zarni by visiting http://zarnimusic.com/bio/ and purchase her most recent release, “Straight Forward” on iTunes.

Find out more about Andrea at http://www.andreadesmond.com and purchase her newest EP, “Milk and Rain” on iTunes. - Greg Roth - SMI (Seattle Music Insider) Radio


"Andrea Desmond, Milk and Rain"

Andrea Desmond is a singer-songwriter who often takes a seat at the piano. Having belonged to a succession of bands in the past, she’s now gone solo – with the help of her trusty backing outfit The White Lights – for her 4-song EP Milk and Rain.

Desmond has ridden frequencies at radio stations from Seattle to LA, and she’s now looking to surf the Milk and Rain sound waves across the nation.

In opening track, “Block the Heart,” Desmond sounds more like she’s revealing her heart, judging from the passion of her vocals. At any point, these vocals can embark on a grand poetic flight – then abruptly return back to earth for the next series of lyrics.

“Reaching hands they / Try to grasp the gold they’ve found…They overstretch, and overeat / Then starve back to the ground.”

Is Desmond singing about people who are flabby with material excess but spiritually emaciated?

In track 2, “Teal Water,” Desmond sings about how she, “Can’t wait to fly away.” Well, Ms. Desmond, you were flying quite high on the previous song!


“I’m dreaming of teal, teal water….I’m dreaming of orange cliffs.”

Is Desmond referring to some majestic natural setting found in her native Pacific Northwest?

“And I’m okay with a little less…I’m willing to move on.”

Is she announcing her desire to exchange material happiness for something more enduring and spiritual?

With track 3, “Painting,” Desmond takes to the piano for a tender epic ballad, one for which her voice is more than able.

“Fire could make the forest burn / But it also could spark the lanterns.”

Yet more imagery from the natural world, which by now has become a lyrical leitmotif of Milk and Rain.

In the final track, “Run,” it seems Desmond wishes to return to an Eden-like state of innocence and tranquility:

“Run to open spaces and fields to feel untamed / And just be the way our bodies came.”

The whole EP is radio-ready; the latter two songs might have the best chance to go meteoric.

This Valentine season, you could spend way too much on a specialized teddy bear, or instead drop just 4 bucks on a heartwarming EP purchase at:

http://andreadesmond.bandcamp.com/album/milk-and-rain-ep

For info on Desmond tour dates, hit up: www.facebook.com/andreadesmond.music

Ray Cavanaugh – owleyesgatsby@yahoo.com

- See more at: http://www.skopemag.com/2013/02/15/andrea-desmond-milk-and-rain#sthash.xKX9BY17.dpuf - Skope Entertainment


"Milk and Rain Album Review"

(25 January 2013) Andrea Desmond's debut solo EP is entitled Milk and Rain (Andrea Desmond and the White Lights (USA), 2013). It is a four-track collection of original pop-country numbers that demonstrate the artist's superb talent. She has written for numerous other artists and performed with Uh Huh Her, Chicago, Whitney Meyer, the Kyle Gass band, and Floater, from the Crocodile, Seattle to the Whiskey a Go Go, Hollywood.

Playing now with her band The White Lights, Andrea is also known as Seattle's "indie pop sweetheart" is a true musical free spirit. 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. Ever since that move in the summer of 2012, her career is already off to a fast start, and the Seattle Wave Radio said, "we expect to see a lot more of this amazing young artist."

Her music 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 sultry sounds, conscious lyrics and high-energy presence radiate her pure soul.

The EP opens with the upbeat pop track "Block the Heart" which clearly draws the listener into her spell. Followed by "Teal Water," a countrified track accompanied by guitar continues to illustrate Andrea's vocal chops and superb range.

Andrea's voice glistens in the superb track, "Painting," a more lightly arranged ballad, that to this listener also appears to have country roots. We especially liked the buildup to the crescendo in the song's midsection and Andrea's crystalline vocalise. The EP concludes with the standout ballad "Run." It builds from a gentle piano-backed introduction to a more richly arranged electric-guitar backed rock number. The track will clearly make you tingle all over.

Andrea Desmond's angelic voice and incredible songwriting will entice you and make you long for more. Four tracks are just not enough. We can't wait for a full length CD from this outstanding talent. - Musical Discoveries


"INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA DESMOND by Diggy-Kat"

Hello Andrea And Thank You So Much For This Interview. First Off, How Do The Songs Come About Considering The Songwriting Process And What Inspires You?

The songwriting process is always very unique in each circumstance. Generally, I start playing piano and then a creative surge comes over in which chords develop and I write lyrics later. And other times, I start writing down words, then form them into lyrics, create a melody, and finally write chords underneath.
I'd say what inspires me is the bigger picture of truths that I find within the universe, that get triggered by my everyday life. I never know when I'll get inspired and usually whatever I had to do that day gets put off because I get in the zone.


Any Songs You Have Written That Hold An Extra Place In Your Heart? And If So, Why?

The son "Run" holds an extra place in my heart. It recently won first place at the Eco Arts Awards songs for Freedom. I wrote it when I decided to take a courageous leap from being in a cover band in the small town I was living to launching my solo career in Seattle this past summer. As soon as I decided to fulfill being creative instead of playing music just for money, I recorded this heartfelt song called "Run". Much to my surprise (because I hadn't believe in my original music before), the song got much radio play and won awards, and then my whole music career took off from there.


What Are Your Thoughts On The Recording Sessions?

My band recently recorded at the Toybox Studio here in Seattle, and we had so much fun. Everything went smoothly. We all took off two days to hang out, drink a few beers, play some music, and record songs! Our EP is coming out really soon, and we're still in the mixing process of getting the little details fine-tuned.


What About The First Show You Played, Any Memories?

The first show we played was at Trinity Nighclub, and it was a pretty awesome first show! It was packed with over 300 people because it was with RAW Natural Born Artists. We didn't realize that our first show ever would get so much attention! The crowd was super supportive, we had a blast, and we all left with smiles on our faces, realizing that we already like the direction this band is going.


So Far, What Has Been Your Best Live Experience?

The best live show we played was at the Crocodile in Seattle. This was recently on Thursday, December 13. The sound system is one of the best in Seattle, and it just felt good to have our music represented with such a great system and sound engineer. We loved hanging out in the green room, the other bands, fans, and all the perks that come with that venue!


Favorite Colors?

Blue and Purple, which makes Indigo.


Favorite Food?

Macaroni and Cheese.


Any Memories Of The First Concert You Attended?

One memorable concert from high school was on Valentines day at the Pageant in St. Louis, where I live for four years. I was going through this rocker phase, and it was heavy metal. Definitely got pushed around the mosh pit and had the time of my life.


Any Bands/Artists You Enjoy Listening To That People Might Find Surprising?

People might find it surprising that I love Queens of the Stone Age, as my sound is more pop and delicate. I also love Deep Purple for their killer organ solos. Totally opposite of my stye. I just appreciate music from all genres/time periods. Whatever sound I've developed has been a fusion of my experiences, and since I've been in a cover band and experimented with more of a rock sound in the past, right now it just has a wide variety.


So What Do You Have Planned For Next Year?

At the rate we're going, we are thinking of applying to festivals such as Bumbershoot, as well as doing regional touring.


What Do You Want To Say To The Fans?

It truly has been a magical experience having so many wonderful opportunities happen in only six months. We are so honored to have gotten to the finals of the Seattle Jammin Challenge, winning a show at Hard Rock and music video, and we couldn't have done it without our fans' support. The bottom line is that if you're happy, we're happy. Thank you for believing in us and making our dreams come true!

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"Final Nominees for the 2013 Artists In Music Awards were named at the Nomination"

December 2, 2012—It was a cold, rainy evening in Hollywood, but inside the historic Whisky A Go-Go, it was nothing but clear skies and amazing live music for the Artist In Music Awards Nomination Event. Inclement weather wasn’t going to stop a successful Nomination, Red Carpet and Press Event—a pre-show for the 2nd Annual Artists In Music Awards coming up February 7, 2013. Over 20 photographers and members of the media covered the event and the Red Carpet which was held inside—on the second floor—the historic Sunset Strip venue. Nic Creznic hosted an incredible show, announcing all of the 130 Final Nominees in 26 categories. In addition there were 8 amazing performances by Abi Ann, Cheating Daylight, Deedub, Glitter Rose, Soren Bryce—the 2012 Artists In Music Award Best Alternative Artist winner, In Air, Andrea Desmond, and Melanie Taylor. LIST OF FINAL NOMINEES in all 26 categories: Best Adult Contemporary Artist · Tom Slack · Janice Waley · Andrea Desmond - All Indie Magazine


"Andrea Desmond fearlessly ran to her destiny."

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 as a singer/songwriter with the release of “Run,” amassing much critical acclaim, not the least of which was winning Eco Arts Awards: Special Feature Competition: Songs of Freedom, this past Saturday, Sept. 22nd. Andrea Desmond threw off her self imposed shackles of security, and dared to dream big. Its one thing to have another impose slavery upon you, but when we enslave ourselves with limiting beliefs the world loses just the same. You can hear Andrea on KGUP 106.5FM in Los Angeles, CA, Butterflies Indie Radio, Jango Airplay, Outbound Music- Mix Radio, and Seattle Wave Radio. After watching her video: Run - let us know what you think Andrea’s chances are for a stellar solo career? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT3GUKTBi60

Andrea’s highest aspiration is to “uplift people, by inspiring us to feel our connection to the world, with genuine emotions of peace, love, and positive energy.”

Don’t you think what the world needs now is more meaningful content in artistic expression? You can also follow Andrea’s career on her facebook page: www.facebook.com/andreadesmond.music - examiner.com - Kathryn Edwards


"Artists In Music Awards Emerges As New Contender In Independent Music Shows"

Hollywood, CA), December 2, 2012—The Artists In Music Awards (AIMA) offered an exciting line-up of live performances during its red carpet nomination show at the historic Whisky A Go-Go on Sunset. The highly attended December 2nd event, produced by Mikey Jayy, was hosted by Hollywood personality Nic Creznic and benefited the PAIN Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness against domestic violence and child abuse. Indeed, a number of highly acclaimed independent musicians are nominated for the AIMA this year. The LA Music Awards winner Willie Ames, hot off a trip from Australia and a U.S. tour, is up for Best Folk/Acoustic Artist. Others who gave live performances aside from Melanie Taylor and Abi Ann were Glitter Rose, In Air, Deedub, Cheating Daylight, Andrea Desmond, and Soren Bryce. All of the performers were also nominated.

Executive Producer Mikey Jayy established the Artist In Music Awards (AIMA) two years ago in order to recognize and promote the best independent artists from around the world. Since then, AIMA has climbed into the top music awards organizations, competing alongside the Grammys, American Music Awards, Los Angeles Music Awards, Latin Grammys, and MTV Awards. In terms of its World-Wide Web presence on Google earch for "music awards", AIMA recently ranked 4th. "I suspect that like with the Los Angeles Music Awards, AIMA will be the prelude to the Grammys, whereby artists who have won either a LAMA or AIMA will place themselves in perfect position for a Grammy nomination consideration," suggested John Carvalho on the red carpet. Indeed, a number of artists, such as Black Eyes Peas, No Doubt, Sugar Ray, Eddie Money, and Kris Searle, have done just that, and this year the Jazz Artist Tom Slack is in contention in two Grammy categories. "I am really happy with how far this awards show has come so far and the great attendance that we are getting at these events. I am looking forward to another exciting year for AIMA as it continues to grow," said Executive Producer Mikey Jayy." - Music Industry News Network - the "IN" show


"Desmond was the first to perform, and she warmed up the crowd"

"Desmond was the first to perform, and she warmed up the crowd as patrons filed into the cafe. Desmond is also a talented keyboard player, and the harmonic notes complimented her voice and personal lyrics. Desmond's vocals were loud and strong, and they filled up the crowded room through all the background noise. Despite the cramped venue, it would be a task to find someone who didn't view the concert as a success."
- - Matt White, The Orion Newspaper(Dec 12, 2007)


"Welcome to a Decades show"

"Close your eyes and picture a cover band. You got it? Okay, now take off about 50 years and as many pounds. Add bucket loads of energy. Maybe a couple sexy black dresses for good measure. Now picture this band playing to a crowd that is not only listening, but dancing until they're drenched in sweat. The cliche background music is nowhere to be found. Instead, this cover band functions more like a group of DJs with live instruments. They're on stage, smiling through blinding lights, wailing out hit after hit after hit, and they're loving it. And so is the crowd. And so are you. Welcome to a Decades show. Comprised of Carmen Bush (vocals), William Watje (guitar, vocals), Andrea Desmond (keys, vocals), Tobias Brooks (bass, vocals) and Billy DiBono (drums), Decades transcends the commonalities of most cover bands. They don't focus on any artist or time period. They don't desperately try to ape the sound of the artists they cover. And most importantly, they're not depressing to watch."
- - Sleazus Christ, Synthesis Magazine(Jun 27, 2011)


"Chico’s premier all female folk-rock-and stroll hybrid quartet That’s What She Said"

"Recorded south of the windy city in Chicago Heights, Beautiful Is Funny Too is the first offering from Chico’s premier all female folk-rock-and stroll hybrid quartet That’s What She Said. It’s a great record for an introspective walk on the beach, a candle lit romantic dinner with a loved one and even a rainy day while you clean up the house or play jenga with your pals. The girls will become your best friends after just one listen and you will want to revisit the tunes over and over again to remind yourself that everything is going to be all right just so long as That’s What She Said is on the box. And hey, I went through the whole review without making a sex joke. Points for me!"
- - Cameron Ford, Synthesis Magazine (May 24, 2010)


"The result is a powerful yet smooth and stylish sound that will tickle the fancy of a wide variety of music fans"

"That’s What She Said (soon to be called Victoria) is a tantalizing foursome blending the very best of rock n’ roll with elements of pop and alternative. The result is a powerful yet smooth and stylish sound that will tickle the fancy of a wide variety of music fans, making it simply impossible not to break out into random fits of dancing, and squeals of delight! Catch a show and be awed by the individual talent of each player but wowed by the electric chemistry they collectively foster on stage, besides, you're guaranteed to be more than satisfied every time, That’s What She Said (haha, couldn’t resist) and neither should you!!!"
- - Dan Levine, DAXLE Promotions(Jun 01, 2011)


"First impression: Isn't that Andrea Desmond on keyboards?"

"I have recently made it part of my routine to check out the free shows that Normal St. offers of Monday nights. About a week after meeting Zuri I had the pleasure of catching a set from the aforementioned, That's What She Said. First impression: Isn't that Andrea Desmond on keyboards? I think she came to my election night party back in '08. Once I had a chance to look around and realize that these ladies were swapping vocal duties and pulling off a solid line-up of hook-heaving harmony rock songs, I realized that this is probably something I could get into... Andrea Desmond already has a little bit of Chico cred because of her previous efforts as a rock pianist who wrote her own songs and performed at most of the local spots with her band."
- - Cameron Ford, Synthesis Magazine(Feb 22, 2010)


"Andrea Desmond learned to adapt"

"Andrea Desmond learned to adapt. Shifting around America, the singer/ songwriter got used to making introductions. After arriving at Chico State from Boston, Desmond fused her jazz-tinged piano and vocals with a heavy funk backup band. Now her aspiring music career is taking a new direction: artist management with Wild Oak Music Group. Desmond, a junior music major, drew interest from the campus record label after her solo performances at the Songwriters Guild Competition and spring Songwriter Showcase, said Wild Oak artist manager Sharon Ramirez. "Her name kept popping up," Ramirez said. "She has a good sound that is intriguing for a lot of people." After Desmond got on the radar, Wild Oak representatives watched her Oct. 4 performance at Cafe Coda. Seeing a band live is important because it demonstrates its level of confidence, Olofsson said."
- - Earl Parsons, Orion Newspaper (Nov 11, 2008)


"Andrea Desmond opened the show"

"Andrea Desmond opened the show, performing on vocals and keyboard. Her shy smile and self-effacing demeanor belied her marvelous musicianship. She played and sang with passion and skill, combining syllables and keystrokes effortlessly. She played a song she'd finished writing the same day. "Gotta be a little spontaneous," Desmond said."
- - Mike Kieran, Synthesis Magazine(Dec 07, 2007)


Discography

INNER FIRE
OCTOBER 01, 2017

01 Inner Fire 03:41

OPEN SPACES

SEPTEMBER 01 2014

01 Run 04:40
02 Teal Water 04:56
03 Block the Heart 03:49
04 Painting 04:36

LUMINATE
JUNE 10 2014

01 Luminate 05:57

I CAN WAIT NO LONGER
SEPTEMBER 15 2012

01 I Can Wait No Longer 02:57

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Bio

​Andrea Desmond is an award-winning pop singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, whose sultry sounds, conscious lyrics, positive attitude and high-energy stage presence radiate pure soul.

Andrea 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 Aladdin.

Her new song Inner Fire, released October 1st, co-written with Natalia Bortolotti (Warner/ Chappell) and produced by SR (Randy Jackson), is inspired by the sounds of Sia, Ellie Goulding and Adele, among others. 

Music has always been front and center in Andrea’s life. After receiving a Bachelors in Music degree (with an Emphasis on Composition), she hit the road and became the keyboardist/singer of a cover band playing the California and Nevada casino routes. After years of playing in other people’s bands, and playing other people’s music, she 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.

Andrea moved to Seattle in 2012, where she quickly formed a band and further developed her sound and writing style with producer Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the United States of America, Kings of Leon, Mudhoney), to local acclaim. Myseattlenightout.com called her Seattle's "indie pop sweetheart,” and Seattle Wave Radio noted that "her career is already off to a fast start, and we expect to see a lot more of this amazing young artist." The band made it to the finals in local competitions, participated in radio interviews, and played around the city from the Crocodile to the Showbox. 

In 2013 Desmond was signed to indie label Spectra Records, where she released the EP Open Spaces, and was nominated for “Best Singer” in the Shorty Awards. Additionally, her song Run won Best Singer/Songwriter for the Akademia Music Awards and first place in the Eco Arts Awards: Songs of Freedom Competition.

This led reviewers, such as Music News Nashville to say, “In my mind she is a musical triple threat. She’s got a good look, she can write music/play piano, and she’s a great singer. It’s impressive how well her vocals at times shift from classical to even soulful. This reminds me of Adele, Lily Allen, Jessie J. and Imagine Dragons. Desmond is a captivating composer and singer within her own right.” 

Looking to further pursue her career, Andrea moved to Los Angeles in 2014, where she began performing frequently at the House of Blues, and ended up connecting with John 'Sly' Wilson, songwriter of Justin Timberlake's Billboard hit "Suit and Tie" for advice on the industry. 

From being a piano/vocal teacher and songwriting coach, to an assistant to a composer working on an upcoming PBS TV show, she began building a musical foundation within the L.A. area. Most recently she has been in a songwriting phase, working with local producers and writers on new material. She has been featured in an interview with I HEART RADIO and KISS 107.7 FM on her new single. Upon the release of "Inner Fire" articles have been written about the song on NBC News, ABC News, Digital Journal, Skope Entertainment, Populove Magazine, Vents Magazine, EDM Sauce, and Kurrent Music, among many other publications.

​When one hears Andrea for the first time, it takes the listener from despair and delivers them to a culture of hope. Her music, along with a sweet and compassionate smile, combined with her angelic voice, reminds the listener of good times while taking them to another dimension.

​Or simply, as Indie Shark Reviews acclaims, “She seems a likeable, genuine, and all around kindhearted person. Sometimes a good heart and a nice voice is all it takes to reach the next level. Her future is bright and full of potential.”

Band Members