Music Review: Ande

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– As seen in the April/June 2012 issue of The INDIEgator, Page 15.
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Neo Soul

by Austyn “Mr Bugz” Jeter
Andrea Lawrence, or ANDE’ to all who warmly know her, has made it her personal goal to revive the Neo-Soul music world with her sultry-rich vocals and piercing lyrics. With no “formal” voice training behind her, this Dallas, Texas native’s raw talent displays vocal control and range uncommon for most vocalists to date. Her distinct and unique style derives from many musical influences and genres from her roots in Gospel, to Jazz, to R&B to her now current Neo-Soul platform.

Her soul stirring music speaks across generations with smooth, sultry sounds reminiscent of Nancy Wilson synthesized with the poetic styling of Jill Scott.

ANDE’ explains,

I believe true music pierces the heart and as I sing, I want to make sure that I’m able to speak to someone’s soul.

She scored her first major singing opportunity in December 2006 where she toured in Italy with a gospel group The Women of God under the direction of Knagui Invernizzi. In December 2009, she received that opportunity again with a different gospel group called Oscar Williams & Perfected Praise under the direction of Oscar Williams. She has since performed on stages throughout the U.S. from Sankofa’s Jazz Club, Bacara Club, and The A Room. Additionally, ANDE’ has also made appearances at colleges for charitable events such as the fight for a cure for Sickle Cell at the University of North Texas.

In January 2011, ANDE’  released her first single “Let It Happen” to the world. Then in September 2011, she released her second single “I Woke Up”. These releases are the prelude singles to her highly-anticipated debut album Embracing ANDE’ set to release in 2012.  ANDE’ is currently signed to independent record label, NuWu Entertainment Group, LLC. Tours and promotional shows are scheduled for later this year.

About the author

Kitty Y. Williams
Since moving to Houston, CEO Kitty Y. Williams (MissKittyTV Networks, LLC) has brought positive media exposure to Entertainers, Business Owners, Authors, Filmmakers, Community Leaders and other unique individuals Worldwide. Beginning with MissKittyTV in 2006, she filmed exclusive interviews, showcases, web cam episodes and events around the city, sharing with the world via YouTube. In 2007 she started her Kitty Williams LIVE radio broadcast on BlogTalkRadio, interviewing guests and showcasing music from several independent entertainers. (Read More on LinkedIn)

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