Andrea Nardello

Andrea Nardello

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
SoloFolkSinger/Songwriter

Philly's Andrea Nardello has garnered favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge and Shawn Colvin for melding pop songwriting smarts with a confessional and literate songwriting style, exploring relationships, romance, and her family life. Nardello's refined accessibility draws from folk, rock, soul, and even the swagger of hip-hop.

Biography

Philly's Andrea Nardello has garnered favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge and Shawn Colvin for melding pop songwriting smarts with a confessional and literate songwriting style, exploring relationships, romance, and her family life. Nardello's refined accessibility draws from folk, rock, soul, and even the swagger of hip-hop. She can tug at your heartstrings with her softer tunes and get you dancing on your feet with her upbeat songs and powerful voice. Fans ride an unforgettable emotional roller coaster during her live shows. 

Nardello has been busy touring, opening for Colbie Caillat, Brandi Carlile, Tony Lucca, Gabe Dixon, Ron Pope, Emerson Hart of Tonic Fame, and Tim Reynolds of The Dave Matthews Band. After releasing ECHO, Nardello won the prestigious Philadelphia Songwriter's Project Contest and won Tri-State Indie's "Acoustic Artist Of The Year." Her songs, "Leave The Light On" and "Home To Me" each won WSTW's Award for Folk Song Of The Year. 

Nardello also spends time fundraising for important causes like The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The MILE (Music Is Love Exchange). Nardello completed two service trips to Guatemala in support of the MILE. The MILE is a network of artists, musicians, and music lovers that bring positivity and change to the lives of disadvantaged and underserved children, strengthening families and communities both in the U.S. and abroad. Nardello is always willing to help, offer her time and believes that music is a universal language that helps heal and connects us all. 

Last year, Nardello returned to the studio with ECHO producer Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Josh Joplin) and has released her new studio EP, Fire. Without a doubt, Fire is her best work yet.

Lyrics

Drink From the Cup

Written By: Andrea Nardello

There’s a burning in my soul
And it’s fighting it’s way out

The crowd begins to build
Now what’s this all about

Raise up your hands and lift it up
Drink from the cup

There’s a demon on my back
But I’m way too proud to stop

If you climb instead of try
You make it to the top

Raise up your hands and lift it up
Drink from the cup

Every fear I’ve ever known
Never felt like this before

There’s a pain inside of me
But I keep coming back for more.

Raise up your hands and lift it up
Drink from the cup

Now your feeling high and
It makes you want to throw down
You and me will raise our hands
Oh oh oh….

Raise up your hands and lift it up
Drink from the cup
Drink it down drink it down now

Girl In The River

Written By: Andrea Nardello

I've seen you before, you may not know my name
I've knocked on your door, I walked out of the rain.
I wish you would open up
And speak my name
But you only visit me in my dreams
Alone I wait impatient I seem
The trees shadow you
And I begin to dream
You stepped out of the water
And save me
My girl in the river runs down stream
I offer my hand, but you gently decline
Your mischievous eyes, predict another time
I wish you would open up
And speak my name
But you only
You only love
You only love love
You only love me in my dreams

It Was You

Written By: Andrea Nardello

I pick up an old picture
from back when you were here
I never knew it then
But now it seems so clear
It was you
It was always you
I though of you one night
And I had to stay awake
Over and over
I'd regret my one mistake
It was you
It was always you
I waited
I wanted everything
But now you're gone
I let you slip away
There's such a part of me
That's died since you've been gone
Instead of crying I just had too move on and on
Now can you tell me
Why'd you love me
Why'd you hurt me
If you just couldn't let me in
It was you
It was always you

Bella

Written By: Andrea Nardello

Tiny hands tiny feet everything you do is so sweet to me
There’s nothing better than your eyes when your smiling back at me opening presents by the tree

It's Christmas Morning
Christmas Morning

So you wait up on the stairs, checking in your list saying your prayers, that Santa came last night
Laughter is the key and love and family and everything will be alright

Christmas morning
Christmas morning

I’ll never tell you how to live this is my advice to give for years to come
Bury your toes down in the sand climb a mountain if you can Bella
Cause when you giggle loud my whole world stops cause you’re the best gift I ever got Bella mmm hhmmm
I’ll protect you best I can eventually you’ll meet a man I’ll be the angel

On Christmas morning
Christmas morning
Christmas morning
Bella
Christmas Morning
Bella

One Good Reason Why

Written By: Andrea Nardello

Sipping black coffee
Staring at nothing but sky
Thinking of you
Looking for truth through the lies
Smelling your perfume
Listening to our favorite song
You changed our plans and I
Can't figure out what went wrong

You're moving a long, long way from here

You need your space, I'll keep my distance
I miss your face and it shows in mine
You owe me one good reason why
We shouldn't try

Packing up boxes
Hoping that you'll change your mind
You're shutting down
Won't even put up a fight
The house looks so empty
Memories at every turn
Change isn't easy

These lessons I still need to learn
Cause my heart beats true, won't give up on you

You need your space, I'll keep my distance
I miss your face and it shows in mine
I am the one good reason why
You need your space, I'll keep my distance
I miss your face and it shows in mine
I am the one good reason why
You should have tried
You should have tried

Discography

Until Now - 2007

My Aeroplane - 2010

Echo - 2014