Andrea Kirwin

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Andrea Kirwin

Andrea Kirwin is an Australian-Fijian Singer-songwriter based on the Sunshine Coast,QLD, who has been performing at Folk Festivals since 2008 and has released 5 independent albums under her own record label, Peace Run Records. With a warm and welcoming stage presence, deeply soulful sound and a knack for storytelling, Andrea’s live performances are a joy to experience. Whether solo with her guitar, cigar box and stomp or accompanied by her big 13 piece band, THE YAMA-NUI SOCIAL CLUB, Andrea has continued to impress audiences both in Australia and New Zealand with her heartfelt lyrics, incredible vocal range and diverse songwriting style for over 15 years.

With Influences such as Tracy Chapman, Carole King and Eva Cassidy, Andrea has crafted her own personal style which she describes as a blend of ‘ Fijian Folk and Island Soul’. At her live shows, Andrea will often share stories about her multicultural upbringing from growing up in Townsville as the daughter of a Fijian Church minister, to living in Fiji in her mother’s village of Levukaidaku on the island of Matuku. Stories can also include dropping out of her Arts/Law degree at Australian National University and her journey to becoming a full-time touring singer-songwriter. With every live show Andrea continues to forge her unique path within the Australian music industry as a self-managed, independent artist. She enjoys running her own record label, talent agency and events company, Peace Run Records, from Nambour on the Sunshine Coast and continues to advocate for live music and the need to bring music to regional communities across Australia and has started putting together independent regional tours with both national and international artists.


“Andrea Kirwin has a rare voice that runs deep…. deep enough to carry you back to an era where the way an artist delivered their message  was everything.”

“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 Joni Mitchell could have a child she would be Andrea Kirwin.”
Women Who Rock Oz

“We recently worked with Andrea for an intimate corporate dinner we produced in Adelaide, and cannot recommend her highly enough. Her voice is absolutely beautiful and complimented our event so well. Not only that, many guests also commented that she was a delight to work with. We’ll certainly do all we can to work with Andrea again for future events!”
Mali Williams – KOJO