Andrea Marr

Andrea Marr

BandBlues

sassy, soulful, original blues, great delivery that makes you a part of every song. Etta James, Freddie King and Koko Taylor influences mixed with gospel infused vocal. Strong, high energy frontline featuring guitar and saxophone.

Biography

2002 Female Artist of the Year
2005 Blues Performer of the Year Representing Australia in Memphis Tennessee
Singer/Songwriter Andrea Marr started singing the blues unintentionally at around the age of 12. Growing up in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, the daughter of a jazz musician, she started singing as a child, first performing on stage at age 3. Her first musical influences were her father's repertoir of jazz standards, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles. She started singing in bands from the age of 12 and interpreted jazz standards with blues phrasing unconsciously, to later learn that she was a natural blues singer. Moving to Australia in 1984, Andrea sang in church, jazz bands and cover bands until she formed her own blues band in 1999 in the thriving blues scene in Melbourne Australia. Since then she has released 3 cd's, for which she has won many awards including 2002 Female Artist of the Year and the 2005 Blues Performer of the Year representing Australia in Memphis Tennessee in 2006. Her band consists of some of the finest musicians in Melbourne. Some describe Andrea's voice as a "Powerhouse", definitely an act not to be missed.

Discography

"Watch Me Work It" 2006 available on www.blackmarketmusic.com.au
"Sassified" 2001
"Inheritance" 1999

Set List

75% original material
Up to 3 45 minute sets per show
Our covers would typically be Etta James, Freddie King & Koko Taylor