Vocalist/Guitarist/Songwriter/Recording Artist & Band Leader, Andréa Lisa
Andréa Lisa was born for the stage. She started singing as a young child, particularly influenced by the sounds of Soul, Jazz and RnB in her family home. Her love of the guitar and vocals knows no bounds.
Early on she explored classical music, and later on she discovered a love for jazz. A graduate of the New Zealand School of Music, Andréa holds a Bachelor of Music majoring in jazz guitar and vocals. In 2011, she formed her own band and recorded her debut EP called "So Sweet”. The band completed several performance contracts around the world and played in various venues for over six years.
Andréa hails from a town called Kinross in South Africa, an hour outside of Johannesburg. Her and her family relocated to New Zealand when she was 8 years old. Since the age of 15, Andréa has been writing music and lyrics, some of her influence's include Kirk Whalum, John Mayer, Jojo and Emily King. Her love of song-writing and composition has taken her on a musical journey where she incorporates many different genres.
In 2016 she released ‘Studio Sessions’, a fine example of the different directions Andréa can take you with her song writing. ‘Missing Pieces’, (co-written with drummer Lenny Church) is a melodic, groovy love song with elements of Soul and RnB. Her pure and natural voice cuts cleanly through the music and goes straight to the heart. To complement the live DVD Andréa arranged a little spin on Sade’s hit track – 'The Sweetest Taboo'. The other two instrumental tracks on the DVD showcase Andréa’s edgier, darker side of writing. These are just a few songs written and arranged by Andréa Lisa. There are more that are performed at live gigs.
In June 2019, Andréa Lisa released a new single called 'Meet Me Again', a beautiful ballad that sings about love, evolution and acceptance.
A multi-dimensional performer, Andréa is solidifying her status as a recording artist and songwriter in Hollywood, California. So far she has worked with artists like Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Ralph Johnson (Earth Wind & Fire), George Brown (Kool & the Gang), Ray Crossley (Marvin Gaye, El Debarge).
Catch her on tour with Kirk Whalum! See 'Tour Dates' for more info!
In November 2019 Andréa Lisa received her first official nomination for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. For a collaboration with Ralph Johnson from Earth Wind & Fire.
In September 2019, Kirk Whlaum's new album 'Humanité' was released, which features one of Andréa's original songs, called 'Get Your Wings Up' as the single! 'Humanité' is now available for purchase everywhere, go check it out!