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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. She recently released her 5th Album, BLOOM, with her big band, The Yama-Nui Social Club (Named after the recording studio it was recorded at for over a year during covid). Andrea is currently taking part in the Global Music Match, a program that consists of 78 Artists from around the world who are mentored by International Festival programmers and music industry representatives in collaborating and creating content. She will be sharing alot of new music videos, interviews and collaborations with the artists in her group over the coming weeks.

Andrea will also be touring her new album to music Festivals over the coming months. She is also expanding her Record label, Peace Run Records, to include an agency for Artists who she has come to know and love over the years. Keep an eye out for announcements this September 2021 and also new content from each artist that will be created by Andrea and the team at Peace Run Records. Check in at www.peacerunrecords.com and follow on the socials. Andrea can be found at her record label studio in Nambour Monday to Friday, unless gigging or recording, and will continue to mentor emerging artists who are looking to create sustainable careers in the Music industry.

Career Highlights

Chosen to represent Australia as part of the Global Music Match (2021)

Emerging Curator role with Creative Arts Alliance and RASN network (2021)

Women in Music Mentorship Mentor for Apra Amcos (2021)

Winner of QMusic Award with Nyssa Ray for Children's song of the year (2021)

 

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

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

Opened up Peace Run Records shopfront in Nambour during Covid (2020)

Carol Lloyd award finalist (2019)

Cole Clark Guitars Endorsement (2017)

Representing multicultural Artists from QLD at Bigsound QLD (2016)

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

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. 

Brief Performance History

 

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2021

Horizon Festival (QLD)

Regional Flavours Festival (QLD)

Festival of Water (QLD)

Noosa Eat and Drink Festival (QLD)

Melt Queer Festival (QLD)

Sunshine Sounds Festival (QLD)

Sunshine Coast Mardigras (QLD)

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)