Born in Mangalore, India, raised in India and the Middle East, and now based out of Bangalore, Andrea Kristin (a.k.a Sugar) 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 different genres of music, especially Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Pop and Country, listening to artist such as Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Mariah, Beyonce, Usher, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Madonna, Britney, Lady Gaga or even rappers such as Eminem, Kanye, DMX, 50 cent, and Jay Z exposed her to the music that later inspired her to pursue her passion.
Andrea believes that she did best at making music 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 express and justifies them.
Andrea accepts that music is innate. Her sheer instinct allowed her to practice the Ukulele and make every effort to master it. Her desire to understand and learn music led her to pursue the 3rd Grade Trinity Exam. Andrea started performing at the age of 16 at her alma mater, St. Aloysius, Mangalore. Andrea continued to pursue 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, Sutra (Lalit), Kadence, Andrea is currently gearing up for her first EP release... in 2019.
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