Andy Santamaria

Andy Santamaria

BandPopAcoustic

my music is powered by acoustic guitar with strong rhythm and vocal melodies. it has real life messages and jazz, pop hooks. all of my music is meant to connect with a wide range of audiences.

Biography

i've been in a band since i was in sixth grade. like lots of people i jumped around in genres but i finally found my niche. i was tired of playing in punk rock bands so i picked up an acoustic guitar. from then on i was dedicated to writing my own songs the way i wanted. i enjoyed having control of creativity and song structure. i'm always writing and i'm always trying to improve. unlike lots of bands that only have one genre, i contain many. all of my music is rooted in acoustic guitar. i encorporate jazz, pop, and rock into my music. writing and performing is what i love to do. some of my influences include The Spill Canvas, Jason Mraz, The Graham Colton Band, and The Goo Goo Dolls. i really feel that i've got something to say to everybody listening to pop music. i really like the melodic qualities of pop music but i don't think that it should be limited to average, boring, pop lyrics. i feel that just because something is simple, it doesn't mean it has to have a simple message. all of my songs are related to my life's experiences and appeal to a wide range of audiences. i think the key to writing good songs is being able to take almost everything away from it and still have the feeling. that's why i write all of my songs on either an acoustic guitar and sometimes a piano. they sound great with a full band but it can also just be me, and the song/feelings are still there

Set List

my sets consist of all original songs. generally i play between 25 and 45 min. i can play with a full back up band or just a solo acoustic act.