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Andrea Kirwin

Andrea Kirwin

Andrea Kirwin is an Australian - Fijian Singer/songwriter based in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. She writes, records, produces and performs her originals and also runs her independent Record Label Peace Run Records from Queen St, Nambour, offering music lessons, mentoring and booking agency for boutique Sunshine Coast based artists. In her spare time Andrea likes to promote local talented artists through her Live Stream events such as Thursday Night Blues, which encourages her local following to discover new artists and support the local music scene. Andrea is currently finishing her 5th Album, 'Bloom', which will be available for pre-sale on Jan 1, 2021, for a limited time only.

 

For her latest project, Andrea has put together an ensemble including a string section and horn section added to her usual 6 piece band line up. This expanded ensemble is called,  'Andrea Kirwin and the Yama-nui Social Club'. Andrea says, "The name is a reference to the Buena Vista Social Club, who I deeply admire. I have been recording at Yama-nui recording studio since early 2018 and have met and worked with some amazing musicians. I imagine that in 30 years time I will still be making music with this group of friends who love and live on the Sunshine Coast. The album draws influences on some of the old soul singers and can be described as sweet island soul music. Andrea has a patreon page where she offers various exclusive content to subscribers and has shared three songs from her upcoming album as well as included a Patreon choir to sing on one of her songs, 'We Shall Overcome'.

If you would like to know more about what's happening at Peace Run Records and Agency you can check out www.peacerunrecords.com and follow on the socials. Andrea can be found in Nambour Monday to Friday, and will be focusing on releasing 3 singles from her upcoming album over the coming months. 

Brief Performance History

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2020

Bushtime, Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) 

Blooms and Tunes, Brisbane (QLD)

Bushtime, Woodford Folk Festival (QLD)

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2019

Noosa Food and Wine Festival (QLD)

Horizon Festival (QLD)

Space Girls (QLD)

Brisbane Festival (QLD)

Booin Gari (QLD)

Fibre Arts Festival (QLD)

Pride Festival Sunshine Coast (QLD)

Regional Flavours Festival (QLD)

Pomona Music Festival (QLD)

 

 

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2018

Artisan Weekend Songwriting Facilitator, Woodford Folk Festival (QLD)

Noosa Food and Wine Festival (QLD)

Noosa Festival of Water (QLD)

Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival (NZ)

Brisbane Festival (QLD)

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2017

 

National Multicultural Festival (ACT)

Fairbridge Folk Festival (WA)

Wintermoon (QLD)

Palm Creek Folk Festival (QLD)

Echuca Winterblues Festival (VIC)

Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival (QLD)

Horizon Festival - Dawn awakening (QLD)

Caloundra Music Festival (QLD) *With Thump and Bearfoot

Island Vibe Festival (NSW)

 

 

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2016

 

Valley Fiesta (QLD)

West End Festival (QLD)

Horizon Festival (QLD) 

Maleny Music Festival (QLD) 

Four Winds Festival (NSW) 

Majors Creek Folk Festival (NSW) 

Quandamooka Festival (QLD)

Bigsound Music Expo (QLD) 

International Readers and Writers Festival (QLD)

 

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Sunshine Sounds Tour with Katie Noonan and Louise King (2020)

Ukulele Intensive Workshop facilitator, Woodford Folk Festival Bushtime (2020)

Carol Lloyd award finalist (2019)

Cole Clark Guitars Endorsement (2017)

Representing multicultural Artists from QLD at Bigsound QLD (2016)

Performing at the Woodford Folk Festival (2015, 2013, 2011, 2009)

Receiving a Regional Arts Development Fund ($6000) grant to help

produce second Album, 'The Story of Us' (2015)

4 songs from 'The Story of Us', highly commended in the

Queensland Music Awards, 2016

3 East Coast Australian Tours

Founding the Andi and George Band in 2007 and touring and

performing independently until 2009.