Andrea Kirwin


Music

Andrea Kirwin is an Australian/Fijian singer-songwriter based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Andrea shares her songs and stories at Festivals and live shows in a humorous way that really engages the audience and often leaves them laughing and wanting to hear more. As a solo Artist, duo or with her band, she weaves melodies together intricately with purpose and passion much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village back in her mother's homeland of Fiji.

When accompanied with her 4 or 6 piece band, you can expect a smooth, soulful, funky and often a spiritually uplifting experience with a very polished sound. Andrea’s music crosses over various contemporary genres including Roots, Reggae, Soul, Funk and Blues, however it is her soulful vocal tones and heart felt lyrics that create a lasting impression on her growing audience. Her voice has been likened to Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Joan Armatrading and Aretha Franklin to name a few.

As an up and coming independent artist on the national scene, Andrea has self-produced 3 Albums under her own Record Label, Peace Run Records. 'The Story of Us' (released in 2015) had 4 songs highly commended at the Queensland Music Awards. In 2016 Andrea performed at Valley Fiesta (QLD), West End Festival (QLD), Horizon Festival (QLD), Maleny Music Festival (QLD), Four Winds Festival (NSW) and Majors Creek Folk Festival (NSW). She showcased at Bigsound Music Expo (QLD) representing multicultural artists from Queensland. Andrea has performed all around the country at some of Australia's biggest music festivals such as The Woodford Folk Festival (2015, 2013, 2011, 2009), Caloundra Music Festival (2015 and 2014), and smaller folk Festivals such as Wintermoon (2015), Palm Creek Folk Festival (2015) and many more. 2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Andrea as she tours her new sister album, 'A Quiet Revolution' to Festivals such as the National Multicultural Festival (Canberra), Fairbridge Folk Festival (WA), and Wintermoon (QLD) and continues working on her fourth band album due out late 2017. In 2017 Andrea also celebrates 10 years of performing around Australia since picking up the guitar at age 21 and beginning her songwriting journey.

In full band mode Andrea is best described as Roots, Reggae, Funk and Soul with an Island Style Roll.

The Kirwin Sisters (Duo)

Weaving together voice, ukulele, cigar box guitar and island rhythms, the Kirwin Sisters will transport you to a tropical Island paradise with songs and stories from their Australian/Fijian upbringing in Townsville and Fiji. Andrea Kirwin is an established singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast who has recently collaborated with her sister, Litia Kirwin on her upcoming third album, 'A Quiet Revolution’. The recording has led to the Australian/Fijian sisters performing some very special duo shows featuring island harmonies, ukuleles, cigar box guitar and acoustic guitar to create beautifully melodic tunes that are soothing to the soul. The sisters are enjoying rekindling their musical roots and are performing at a selection of venues and Festivals around Australia that share a love for island style music, soulful harmonies and laid back vibes in 2017.
 

Festival Performances to Date:

2016

  • Maleny Music Festival
  • Valley Fiesta
  • Majors Creek Folk Festival
  • Bigsound
  • Four Winds Festival
  • West End Festival
  • Horizon Festival
  • International Reader & Writers Festival
  • Quandamooka Festival


2015

  • Woodford Folk Festival
  • Caloundra Music Festival
  • Palm Creek Folk Festival
  • Wintermoon Festival
  • Noosa Festival of Water
  • Noosa Festival of Surfing


2014

  • Woodford Folk Festival
  • Caloundra Music Festival
  • Ocean St World Festival
  • Noosa Festival of Water
  • Noosa Festival of Surfing

 

LIVE VIDEOS

6 Piece Band Videos:
Live footage from the Album Launch
Yellow Brick Road Live at Woodford QLD

4 Piece Band Videos:
Save Our Souls
Give Me One Reason
Guitar Man
Original Song: Breathe in Breathe Out

Duo Videos:
Mystify
You Don't Know

Solo Videos:
'Cross Over Now' Live @ Radio Interview
Into the Unknown
Blue Skies
Fast Car version by Andrea Kirwin
'Right Here', Falls Session

www.andreakirwin.com

TESTIMONIALS

"Andrea Kiwrin is jaw-droppingly good. Her voice, her guitar playing, her songwriting - she's the complete package. Whether she has a band behind her or it's just her and her guitar she's superb. Definitely one to watch...and listen to."
Mary-Lou Stephens, ABC Coast FM

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