ANDREA KIRWIN • Sunday 23rd October


Andrea Kirwin is a Singer-Songwriter based on the Sunshine Coast. Her music can best be described as an earthy blend of hiphop, funk and soul with an Island style roll.

"If Joan Armatrading, Janis Ian and Joanie Mitchell could have a child she would be Andrea" - Women Who Rock Oz

She weaves melodies and storytelling together with her band to create a rich tapestry, much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village. The daughter of a Fijian Preacher, Andrea grew up singing gospel and her live band performances are a soulful, funky, smooth and often spiritual experience. Her music crosses over various contemporary genres including hip-hop, folk, funk, blues and soul, however it is her gospel style vocal tones that make each song come alive. Her voice has been likened to Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Joan Armatrading and Aretha Franklin to name a few.

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