Andrea Nardello
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Andrea Nardello

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter




"CD Review: My Aeroplane"

Listening to this bluesy southern belle (Southern New Jersey, that is) gives you the ambient feeling you just walked into a bar in New Orleans: excitement, comfort and raw powerful emotion.

Nardello's sophisticated vocals blend and top the warm sounds of saxophone and deep acoustic guitars. This album feels so personal. Straight down to the lyrics, Andrea Nardello exposes real emotion everyone can relate to. The song "Lie to Me" hit me right in the heart. The suffering pain was translated perfectly though her melody and lyrics. There's even a cover of "Me and Bobby McGee" thrown in. Awesome.

November 2010 CD Review: Andrea Nardello - My Aeroplane
By Jennifer Koch
- Origivation Magazine

"Andrea Nardello Proves To Stoli That Good Music Sells"

August 16, 2010 | by Skope Staff

I am getting so tired of all the depressing news that the mainstream media wants to constantly barrage us with. So I have decided to feature an artist that is beating the recession one CD at a time. Andrea Nardello is an independent singer/songwriter from southern New Jersey who has sold thousands of copies of her album ‘Until Now’ both digitally and physically. Andrea not only creates wonderful music but she knows how to get the people to pay for it as well. Andrea is back with her sophomore album, ‘My Aeroplane.’ Join us as we chat with Andrea about her new album, how to fold the CD packaging, the Utica Music Festival, and much more!

Stoli: Where are we talking from today and are you upset the summer is turning to fall?? ?
Andrea Nardello: We are talking from my couch today in NJ :) Crazy, busy weekend and I’m in need of some down time before heading to Denver tomorrow. I’m not necessarily upset that summer is ending but I am shocked that it flew by once again. I am a fan of all four seasons and Fall is my favorite season so I’m actually pretty excited for the leaves to change color and to be able to hang out in jeans and a hoodie. ? ?

Stoli: At what point in life did music become more than a hobby and a real tangible career option?? ?
Andrea Nardello: When I recorded my first album was when I realized that I could do this as a career. Once I had a professional recording and started touring I knew it was the right path for me. A lot of doors opened up and I quickly learned about all of the different options available for independent artists. You have to work extremely hard but it’s totally worth it.? ?

Stoli: You released your debut album in 2007, ‘Until Now.’ What made 2010 the right time to release ‘My Aeroplane’ and give fans new music?? ?
Andrea Nardello: Everything really fell into place for this album. The timing of when I met the people that I chose to work on the album and collaborate with was huge. I met my band members about two years ago, met my producer shortly after, and through another fellow singer songwriter at a music festival in upstate NY I met the album designer last year. Having enough material is always a plus :) We finished recording in 2009 but the album design, mixing and mastering took some additional time so releasing the album in 2010 just made more sense. I was getting a ton of requests from fans for a new album so I was very eager to get the album finished. ? ?

Stoli: You sold over 3,000 copies of ‘Until Now.’ How did you do that and will you use the same strategy on this album as well?? ?
Andrea Nardello: Touring was definitely where I sold the most albums. I also used CDBaby and Digital distribution sites like Itunes. I did a college radio campaign with the Planetary Group that got me a lot of exposure as well. I am definitely going to use more approaches this time around now that I have some experience under my belt. You will see more online radio shows, radio interviews, broad daylight performances in major cities and tv showcases as well. I’ve also teamed up with Foley Entertainment to help promote the new album and I couldn’t be more excited. ? ?

Stoli: I really enjoy your songwriting style. Where does most of your inspiration on what you are talking about in your songs come from?? ?
Andrea Nardello: Thank you for the compliment on my songwriting, it means a lot to hear that from someone who reviews albums. I would definitely say that all my songs, except for maybe 1 or 2, come from personal relationships and experiences or people in my life and experiences they’ve been through. Writing is also an outlet. Sometimes happiness or turmoil can spark a song and writing it down releases those emotions which can often turn into a great song. As silly as it sounds driving gives me inspiration. I’ve always been a road trip kind of kid and driving is my time of reflection so I will come up with ideas, melodies, and lyrics when I’m driving. I usually write it down or sing it into my Iphone so I can come back to it later.

?Stoli: Your CD packaging is much more than that as it can actually turn into a functional paper airplane. How did you come up with this clever idea?? ?
Andrea Nardello: Is that not genius??? I was not the mastermind behind that brilliant idea. I originally wanted to name the album, These Days. But my producer, Aaron Levinson, suggested we name the album, “My Aeroplane” as it’s part of the lyrics in the song These Days and he felt we would be able to do more with the album design and he was so right. My producer and I were driving in my car together and he looked down at my buddy Tim Emmerick’s album and was blown away by the artwork. He looked at me and said, “you have got to get the guy that designed this album to do your artwork.” Tim introduced me to Brian Grunert at White Bicycle and after sending him some songs and the album title he called m - Skope Magazine

"Band Blurb"

“The EP glows with her dreamy folk sensibility accented by tasteful musical flourishes like organ and rootsy electric guitar filigree.” - Cyrus Rhodes

"Skope Magazine"

“Echo’s highlights come in the form of “Why Can’t You Be Happy,” an uptempo take on embracing self and being content with what you have all the while resisting cheesy sermons on loving who you are, and “Give Me It All” closes the record on a high note by simply making you wanna drink and dance. Whether romantic or comforting, Nardello’s Echo runs the gamut of emotions while being neither overtly sappy nor cheerful.” - Erman Baradi


Until Now - 2007

My Aeroplane - 2010

Echo - 2014



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.

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