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“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.” - LIOR
"When I heard Andrea I was totally excited to hear such a competent, unique and exciting new songwriter. It is one of the joys of being a musician, traveling the globe and hearing exciting music that I wouldn’t have found at home, yet it is a rare joy. I find there are many competent yet mediocre musicians out there and Andrea was way above anything I had heard for a long long time."
                          - KRISTINA OLSEN

Andrea Kirwin is an Australian/Fijian Soul Artist and Producer based in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Andrea has released 5 albums under her own independent Record Label Peace Run Records since 2013. Her latest album 'Bloom' features her 13 piece band, The Yama-Nui Social Club.

 

'Bloom' is inspired by and dedicated to Andrea's love of her Fiance and partner of 13 years Claire. Recorded during 2020, the concept behind the record was a call to resilience, and includes Andrea's wonderful supporters from Patreon, who also sang on the album on 'We Shall Overcome' and appeared in the music video as well. Andrea has released 'Bloom' on Vinyl, cd and digital downloads are available in the 'Merch Store' tab.

Andrea is currently performing as a duo with her fiancé Claire Evelynn on the Celtic Harp at Festivals and also as her 13 piece band, The Yama-Nui Social Club, which includes horn section, string section, back up vocalists and draws inspiration from the beautifully arranged folk/soul music of the 60s and 70s. The band's name is inspired by The Buena Vista Social Club and just like them, Andrea hopes to continue to make music with her world class musical friends for many years to come!

 

Andrea is a strong advocate for independence in the Music industry and has self produced all of her albums independently- 'From the Ground Up', (2013), 'The Story of Us', (2015), 'A Quiet Revolution', (2017) and her collaborative children's album, 'Songs for our Little Friends', with Nyssa Ray (2020), which won best Children's song at this year's Queensland Music Awards in 2021, and her latest record, 'Bloom', which was nominated for 2 x Music Awards in the Folk and World Music categories.

 You can find more info about Andrea's Record label and Agency at www.peacerunrecords.com as well as shows that she hosts for artists touring through the Sunshine Coast and follow on the socials, and be sure to check out the Music shop for merch! 

Career Highlights

Two songs from 'Bloom' nominated as Finalists for the Folk and World categories in the 2022 Queensland Music Awards

Break Out West Music Conference, Canada --virtual-- (Feb, 2022)

Woodford Folk Festival Small Halls Tour of Regional QLD (Nov 2021)

QMusic Panelist for Connect Music Industry series (July-Aug 2021)

 (2021)Programmed the Live and Local Festival, Sunshine Coast (2021)

Programmed Nambour Forecourt Live (2021) 

Represented 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

The Andi and George Band in 2007 - 2009 

2 x East Coast Tours in 2008 around the Australian Folk Festival Circuit 

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT IN 2021

 

 Festival of Small Halls (QLD)

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)

 

Brief Performace History

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