Born in Mangalore, India, raised in the Dubai, and now based in Bangalore, Andrea Kristin often found herself amidst two worlds. Her journey in music began way before she could even understand words or comprehend melodies. Her parents, ever so fond of classics, listening to artist such as Elvis Presley, Madonna, Britney Spears or even rappers such as Eminem, 50 cent and Ludicrous exposed her to the music that later inspired her to pursue her passion.
Andrea believed that making music is what she did best and she never second-guessed this. At the age of 7, she penned down her first song; there has been no looking back ever since. When looking for inspiration, she found solace in the works of Kanye West, Destiny’s Child, Frank Ocean, Adele, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Alicia Keys. Andrea uses her music to express the emotions that words fail to do justice to.
Andrea believes that music cannot be learnt, rather it is innate. Her sheer instinct allowed her to master the Ukulele. Her desire to understand music led her to pursue the 3rd Grade Trinity Exam. Andrea started performing at the age of 15 at her alma mater, St. Aloysius, Mangalore. Inspite of being rejected at the choir auditions, Andrea continued to chase music with the help and support of her family and friends, especially the Student Secretary of her College Choir, Leon.
In January, 2018 Andrea uploaded her first Instagram cover. Having gained the much-needed confidence, Andrea drew inspiration from Rihanna and went on to upload her first Youtube cover in July 2018. On 21st December, 2018 Andrea offered to share her music with the rest of the world by releasing her first single titled “RED”. The single was recorded at a humble home studio, yet it received an overwhelming response. Carrying forward her desire to pursue music, Andrea continued performing at Open Mics in Bangalore. She also performed at “Sutra – The Lounge, Lalit Ashok on the 19th of June, 2019. She has subsequently done a number of Live as well as Online performances.
On 14th July, 2019, Andrea released her first EP - “CHERRY WAVES” and has consequently released a number of Singles.
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