Andreea Pauta

Andreea Pauta

BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Romanian-born pianist and singer-songwriter, plays with upright bass, sax, and drums, to produce rock songs driven by sultry vocals and jazz chords. A little bit of Norah Jones meets Tori.

Biography

Romanian-born pianist, Dreea, is a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. Dreea is a mix between Toir Amos and Norah Jones...having toured in the US and Europe, Dreea burst into the songwriting world by way of mixing jazz and pop. Dreea is a classically trained pianist turned singer-songwriter; her debut CD "Spring" showcases all-original songs which fuse classical touches, jazz harmonies, and pop melodies. With a degrees from New England Conservatory of Music and Harvard, and having studied jazz, third stream improvisation, and Hindustani vocal music, Dreea is unafraid to melt styles together to create one which is all her own.

Dreea has toured Romania twice, performing solo concerts as well as collaborating with various artists, including the Romanian chorus, "Da Capo". She has appeared on numerous Radio stations broadcast in Romania, as well as in newspaper reviews and interviews in the Romanian newspapers Cotidianul and Independent. In the states, Dreea’s television appearances include Boston's BNN-TV 3 and BNN-TV 23 shows, such as "It's All About the Arts" and Susan Liotta’s "Arts Forum".

Dreea now lives in New York - having recently recorded her second album, "autumn", Dreea now tours the northeast, with plans to visit Europe again this Summer. She performs with Josh Feinberg (bass), Jeremy Udden (saxophones) and Eric Platz (drums).

Lyrics

Go Down Easy

Written By: Andreea Pauta

go down easy, go to sleep,
Ken.
let your worries go away from her, Ken.
go down easy,
i know it's dark in there...
but i will find a light for you.

i'll understand when you can't speak.
lay in silence with you
and i'll show them your deepest reds
and the brave one will show herself.

you're the wholest one i've seen around here,
your own galaxy.
capture yourself with one sound,
one voice,
and let everything go,
everything go.

i'll understand when you can't speak.
lay in silence with you
and i'll show them your deepest reds
and the brave one will show herself.

go down easy
go to sleep
let the silence envelop you.
go to sleep.
go to sleep.
go to sleep.
go...

Nothing less, Nothing more

Written By: Andreea Pauta

when i wake up,
move the blankets,
and my feet are frozen cold,
i'll remain by your side,
nothing less, nothing more, nothing.

you bring me coffee the way i like it,
with a smile across your lips,
and i recken i am yours,
nothing less, nothing more, nothing.

we'll live in castles, drive in porshes,
and take pictures by the beach.
well it'd be great with our 10 kids,
but no less,
10 but no less.

i'll fix your tie,
you'll fix my drink,
we'll fix the place the way we think
and i'll buy you tums and make granola when you grow old.

but for now,
settle down,
just relax and make a wish.
cause i want nothing but you,
nothing less, nothing more,
nothing.

Turn the light on

Written By: Dreea

It's been a long day,
I look up at the moon outside
and wonder where you are.
Strung there tightly,
how do you hang so bittersweet...
why can't I hang along?

Turn the light on,
whisper softly,
and wake up even Mars.
Let's go swimming just you and me
at midnight
in the stars.

My hands hugs,
oh but I have faith
upon these woman's hands,
but some days get too long.
You warm me up,
you hold me in your gentle arms,
and serenade me with this song.

Turn the light on,
whisper softly,
and wake up even Mars.
Let's go swimming just you and me
at midnight
in the stars.

Discography

"Spring" tracks available on www.dreea.com
Recently recorded tracks available on www.sonicbids.com/andreeapauta and www.myspace.com/andreeapauta

her second project, half, is a metal band with a lyrical edge. The album "re-imagined" with band half is available at www.halfmusic.com

Second recording with band done in June 2005, scheduled to be out Spring/Summer of 2006 (stay tuned!) Visit www.dreea.com for more news and updates!!!

Set List

Typical set list is about 10-18 songs, possibly divided by a break, depending in how long the show might be.

Some trio work, some full band, some duos between the sitar and pianist/vocalist, and some solo work from the pianist/singersongwriter. Covers include Coldplay's "clocks", Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You", and Oasis's "Wonderwall", and absolutely everything inbetween.

Songlist of originals:

just as i do
be good sit still
nothing less, nothing more
no such thing as ordinary
screams fell into song
go down easy
here is the way
turn the light on
just as you are
red
autumn
beautiful
junk
when i was 5
change for you
luceafarul
depth of eve
tuesday eve
for sure
here as you lie next to me
the bread song
is it the hour?
be just as we say
the tourist
the song that mom likes
i wouldn't change you
several instrumental pieces
many many many more to choose from......