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Sunday Juice - released in April 2006
All tracks on this CD have had airplay on KPFA - Berkeley, CA & KPOO - San Francisco

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This band leaves the audience in awe with their groove oriented soul music laced with folkloric world rhythms. The vocal stylings of Allegra Bandy are phenomenal and the band is full of eye candy. Performing origional compositions by Allegra Bandy and Heather Licini, two of "San Francisco Bay Area's Most Talented," the group explores the emotions and inspirations brought about by change on both a personal and global level.
Hypnotic melodies, ancient rhythms, soulful lyrics, and a voice that will melt you out of your skin, is the music of ODDUA.

About Allegra Bandy:
Hypnotic melodies, ancient rhythms, soulful funk, and a voice that will melt you out of your skin, is the music of Allegra Bandy. A native of San Francisco, CA, Allegra Bandy has been performing mostly jazz, classical, Latin and soul music for the past twelve years in the San Francisco Bay Area and the California Coast, and New York City at various venues such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SFC), Yoshi’s (Oakland, CA), the Stanford Jazz Workshop (Stanford University, CA), The Black Cat (SFC), Jazz at Pearls (SFC), Nectar Stage - Pride Celebration 2005 (SFC), The Blue Note (New York), Cleopatra’s Needle (NYC), The Up/Over (NYC), Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley, CA), The Starry Plough (Berkeley, CA) and Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. (Half Moon Bay, CA). She has performed with some of the best musicians in the Bay Area and New York including Jazz Sawyer, John Handy, Dee Spencer, Wayne Wallace, Marcus Shelby, Riley Bandy III, David Ewell, John Calloway, John Santos, Matt Clark, Daryl Green, Howard Wiley, Jameo Brown, and Copper Wimmin. In 2005 and 2006 Allegra was a member and a guest conductor of the International Orange Choral, an independent professional chamber choir in San Francisco, CA.

Some of her musical influences are Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Abby Lincoln, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Billy Holiday, James Brown, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sheila Chandra, Ben Harper, Jimmy Hendrix, Cassandra Wilson, Duke Ellington, Claude Debussy, Hildegard Von Bingen, Poncho Sanchez, Nancy Wilson, Louis Armstrong, Julian “Cannonball” Adderly, Frederick Chopin, Giuseppe Verdi, Maria Callas and Jesse Norman, just to name a few.

Within the last few years, Allegra has been writing and performing music that challenges social stereotypes, racism, inequality and oppression, as well as music that inspires self-expression and self-preservation. In 1997, she began a long list of collaborations with Veronica Combs and Liquid Fire Productions, both performing and vocal coaching. In 2005’s show she was the vocal director and vocal composer for the Liquid Fire Project, “Legacies Untied, Lust Unleashed,” an erotic performing arts piece incorporating music, dance, and spoken word.

In 2006, she started her own record label, ODDUA RECORDS, with her business partner, keyboardist Heather Licini, in January, 2006. ODDUA RECORDS is an independent label which supports and produces Bay Area talents of exclusively World, Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop, and Fusion musical genres. She is also the lead vocalist, song writer, and manager of the band, Oddua, which released its new album, “Sunday Juice,” (World Soul) in April, 2006.

Today, Allegra Bandy continues to perform as a bandleader, composer, conductor, movie/play score composer, vocalist, actress, voice over actress and educator in Oakland, CA and is one of the most exciting voices on the scene!