Los Angeles, CA
Andrea Desmond is an award-winning pop singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, whose sultry sounds, conscious lyrics, positive attitude and high-energy stage presence radiate pure soul.
Andrea received training in songwriting under the guidance of her cousin Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer of such Disney classics as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.
Her new EP “Brighter Than The Stars, released August 24, co-written with Natalia Bortolotti (Warner/ Chappell) and produced by SR (Billboard and iTunes #1 hits), is inspired by the sounds of Sia, Ellie Goulding and Adele, among others. She recently co-founded and signed to independent label Love Harmony Records and to management firm Creative Music Agency.Additionally, Andrea has recently had her music licensed by the Discovery Network, which includes prominent partners such as TLC and the Oprah Winfrey Network. It was also licensed by the PBS Series “RoadTrip Nation” and with Magical Elves, which is known for its production of “Top Chef”.
When one hears Andrea for the first time, it takes the listener from despair and delivers them to a culture of hope. Her music, along with a sweet and compassionate smile, combined with her angelic voice, reminds the listener of good times while taking them to another dimension.Or simply, as Indie Shark Reviews acclaims, “She seems a likeable, genuine, and all around kindhearted person. Sometimes a good heart and a nice voice is all it takes to reach the next level. Her future is bright and full of potential.”
Music has always been front and center in Andrea’s life. After receiving a Bachelors in Music degree (with an Emphasis on Composition), she hit the road and became the keyboardist/singer of a cover band playing the California and Nevada casino routes. After years of playing in other people’s bands, and playing other people’s music, she took the bold and courageous leap that all who aspire to follow their heart must do. She launched her solo career and fearlessly ran to her destiny.Andrea moved to Seattle in 2012, where she quickly formed a band and further developed her sound and writing style with producer Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the United States of America, Kings of Leon, Mudhoney), to local acclaim. Myseattlenightout.com called her Seattle’s “indie pop sweetheart,” and Seattle Wave Radio noted that “her career is already off to a fast start, and we expect to see a lot more of this amazing young artist.” The band made it to the finals in local competitions, participated in radio interviews, and played around the city from the Crocodile to the Showbox. In 2013 Desmond was signed to indie label Spectra Records, where she released the EP Open Spaces, and was nominated for “Best Singer” in the Shorty Awards. Additionally, her song Run won Best Singer/Songwriter for the Akademia Music Awards and first place in the Eco Arts Awards: Songs of Freedom Competition.This led reviewers, such as Music News Nashville to say, “In my mind she is a musical triple threat. She’s got a good look, she can write music/play piano, and she’s a great singer. It’s impressive how well her vocals at times shift from classical to even soulful. This reminds me of Adele, Lily Allen, Jessie J. and Imagine Dragons. Desmond is a captivating composer and singer within her own right.” Looking to further pursue her career, Andrea moved to Los Angeles in 2014, where she began performing frequently at the House of Blues, and ended up connecting with John ‘Sly’ Wilson, songwriter of Justin Timberlake’s Billboard hit “Suit and Tie” for advice on the industry. From being a piano/vocal teacher and songwriting coach, to an assistant to a composer working on an upcoming PBS TV show, she began building a musical foundation within the L.A. area.
Most recently she has released her latest single “Inner Fire”, which represents a new era for her sound as a pop/top 40 artist. Her debut show for the new song was opening for VIPs of the House of Blues Anaheim at the Regina Spektor Concert. She was also featured in an interview on the single with I HEART RADIO and KISS 107.7 FM.
– Andrea Desmond is currently #2 on the Reverbnation Charts for Pop Music in Los Angeles California
– Andrea appeared in Glamour Italia in January 2019
– Andrea had her music licensed by the Discovery Network, which includes prominent partners such as TLC and the Oprah Winfrey Network. It was also licensed by the PBS Series “RoadTrip Nation” and with Magical Elves, which is known for its production of “Top Chef”
– She had three interviews on iHeart Radio
– She appeared on BurstOut TV on July 7, 2018
– She appeared on Indie Music Live on June 26, 2018 and January 2nd, 2018, and was also their Featured Artist twice
– She has been a Featured Artist making the front cover of: Billboard Sounds, Blow Ya Speakers, Stereo Bangers, That New Hype, Grind Lounder, Indie Music Live, Industry Reviewz, Karben Main Stage, One Stop Stardom, Skope Magazine, Hot New Single, The Cool Noise, Industry Top 100, Seattle Wave Radio, That New Hype, and Got Dat New
– Nominated for a Shorty Award by Spectra Records in 2014
-Her song Run won Best Singer/Songwriter for the Akademia Music Awards and first place in the Eco Arts Awards: Songs of Freedom Competition
-Andrea received training in songwriting under the guidance of her cousin Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer of such Disney classics as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin
– While living in Los Angeles, has played the House of Blues Anaheim and on Sunset Strip, Viper Room, Bar 20, The Mint, Whiskey – A – Go – Go, Mrs. Fish, and Silverlake Lounge, State Social House among other venues
– While living in Seattle, she played the Showbox, The Crocodile, Rock n’ Roll Marathon, The Sunset Tavern, the Hard Rock Cafe, and the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theatre to name some venues
– Andrea went on a Pacific Northwest Tour in June 2019 with her indie label that she co-founded, playing places like the Crocodile, Seattle, and Hotel Utah in San Francisco
Upcoming: Won’t Give Up Remix August 30 – “Nothing Matters” September 2019 – “Back When You Loved Me” October 2019
Other Way – July 26, 2019
“Other Way” tells the story of friends who want to do more for each other and letting the light within shine. Looking the other way sometimes is important when there’s nothing else to do. Andrea brings her regular energy to the song, it’s fast-paced and “happy.” The production is excellent with all the instruments coming through and instead of overpowering the vocals, do a perfect job of complementing them. Mastering is also technically sound with every aspect of the song coming through the speakers beautifully. If you listen to “Other Way” with headphones, you will really enjoy the body of work that Andrea put together.
The song is quintessentially Andrea Desmond in the ways that it shines through from the beginning to the end. You can easily tell that it is one that a lot of work went into. Andrea continues to deliver excellent work and is an inspiration to other young artists on how quickly a career can skyrocket given a good work ethic and solid fundamentals. “Other Way” should definitely be on your summer playlist.”
– Skope Magazine (August 01, 2019)
Andrea Desmond fondly remembers playing music in Chico while attending college. A former member of bands like That’s What She Said and Decades!, she now plays her own version of electro-pop, having evolved in the last few years from an indie folk sound.”
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BRIGHTER THAN THE STARS REVIEWS
“As we’ve come to know throughout the years, passions can be one of the strongest life forces in our human existence because it can allow us to push past our own limitations and instead bring forth something beautiful. Andrea Desmond follow her musical passion to new heights and she’s reached the top with her latest album drop. The cohesiveness between harmonies, the eclectic sound from the percussion, and the personified melody that resonates within ourselves let’s us know we’re all humans that are capable of magnificent things.”
“Andrea Desmond delves into a beautiful pop perfection with the gorgeous “Brighter Than The Stars”. Multifaceted and multilayered, the songs swirl about with such colorful flourishes. Heavily grounded in pop, the pieces radiate a sense of optimism. The arrangements feel fantastic, infused with a tremendous amount of energy. Rather beautiful, Andrea Desmond proves to be a deft storyteller. Exploring the importance of moving forward, of caring for others, and the determination needed in life to accomplish great things, everything works, and it works well.”
“You are such an inspiration, you tiny butterfly – I love you to pieces! I call you a butterfly because you bring such joy, when I look at your name I just think hope… like there’s that twinkle, there’s that magic. I want want some of what she has. She’s so positive, she’s so beautiful, she’s so smart. Those are the things that hit me when I think about you. So I just want to thank you so much for interviewing with us today on iHeart Radio.”
“Andrea Desmond is an award-winning pop singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, whose sultry sounds, conscious lyrics, positive attitude and high-energy stage presence radiate pure soul. ”
“What a perfect track for the Summer of 2018 because we’re ready to make this the best Summer yet. With so much happening in the world, “The Strongest” comes just in time for the World Cup 2018 and we believe it resonates so well with the lifestyle that the World Cup embodies. “The Strongest” hopes to be something of an anthem when you’re living it up this Summer. We hope that “The Strongest” has the ability to live in your memories and be remembered forever.
“A beautifully crafted song, that inspires hope in your soul. So many times a song about strength, leaves me feeling closed and angry. Defensive. Andrea’s song does the opposite. It fills me with strength, while remaining open and loving. Hopeful. Like believing the sun will rise tomorrow, and getting up early to see it happen. A new fresh start, on a new fresh day… Andrea possesses the unique gift of being able to pull out honest emotions, and place them into a beautiful song. A healing and guiding voice, in a confusing world.”
“Andrea’s music is also making its way into the tv industry. Her songs were recently licensed with the Discovery Network (including partners such as the Oprah Winfrey Network and TLC), the PBS Series “Road Trip Nation”, and with Magical Elves, the production company behind shows such as “Top Chef”. Next up should be her new single, “The Strongest”, which is set to drop on June 26. She is also working on an EP to be released in late August. With such a strong start for 2018, Andrea Desmond is undoubtedly showing that she means business for 2018.”
“This is just beautiful I gotta tell you. I mean, your voice is always amazing in all the past songs we’ve listened to, but you’ve got the right team around you here. You really do. The production quality, the engineering, it’s on par with movie scoring.”
”Well Andrea thank you so much for sharing your story from just a vulnerable, authentic place. You’re such a pure beacon of light. You have such a gentle soul. You can tell that you’re one of the people out here that just is pure good, and I love that about your brand. Your brand screams honor, integrity, beauty, simplicity, and gifts. That’s what your brand screams to me. And I just want to thank you so much for interviewing with us today on WKIM FM Radio, on I Heart Radio in Los Angeles. I’m congratulating you on your song and your endeavors and I invite you anytime to come back to the show and share more of who you are with the world.”
“Ok seriously though, this girl is amazing and I can’t wait to see where she goes in the future with her career. I mean, when she moved to Seattle, WA and started performing she was named Seattle’s “indie pop sweetheart”. I’m hoping to see her really bloom into a serious power in the music industry. With her humble, hardworking attitude she is bound to be a huge success! Like Dave said, she’s on the precipice of greatness.” – JoeJoe Keys, Indie Music Reviews (January 02, 2018)
“That light shines brightly for Andrea, who admires and adores her fans. It is without any of this that Andrea would not be the person she is now. “Inner Fire”, is a track that is simply upbeat and catchy, which keeps it all moving together, so that it becomes danceable, and rather listenable more than just one time around, but many more times indeed.”
“Andrea Desmond. Remember that name…An-dre-a Des-mond. Everything about Andrea and her music just screams out pop star.
Everything about Andrea and her music just screams out pop star. She developed her sound and writing style with producer Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the United States of America, Kings of Leon, Mudhoney). Andrea possesses a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Composition so it’s no wonder she is writing amazing songs. And that’s the thing, this isn’t her only great song. If you go to her Youtube Channel you can find many other songs as well as live performances. Let’s just say this girl is versatile!
I could write thousands of words about her new single “Inner Fire”, but for the purpose of this review I have to make it much shorter. Mostly what I can tell you is that if you are into positive pop music that is well written and well produced, then you need to check out this single. Probably one of my favorite things about the song and Andrea’s music is that even though it’s well produced her voice always sounds very organic and natural.” JoeJoe Keys, Indie Music Reviews (October 21, 2017)
“Known for great vocals and capturing melodies, Andrea promises that her new sound will strikingly deliver magnificent and captivating feelings to her fans. Described as a budding talent, music analyst says that the music world should prepare for a big star. Andrea is also a talented songwriter and a great performer, electrifying the crowd with her melodic voice.”
“Inner Fire” was recently released as a teaser to promote the premiere on October 1st, but it’s already heating up as it has had some time to marinate. We’d like to give you a sneak preview of what’s yet to come and we want you to be the first. Listen, enjoy, and fall in love with Andrea Desmond.”
“The song is extremely smooth and showcases Andrea Desmond’s strong vocal abilities. The instrumental is ethereal and sure to take listeners to another world. ”
“If she just so happened to write all these songs well she could be bigger than any of us realize at the moment. Let me go on record and say Andrea Desmond is one artist to watch. It’s impressive music that’s easy to groove to, highly marketable, uplifting and extremely entertaining. The writing and singing abilities of Desmond are rock solid and the melodies and harmonies are well crafted and catchy. Last but not least the vocal presence from Desmond just makes the whole thing work by just being herself.”
“So who is Desmond anyway? In my own words she’s a singer/songwriter who draws on life’s experiences from both the interior and exterior vantage point. Her musical narrative and striking lyrics deliver sincere and genuine vocal performances.
One thing that impressed me the most is the sheer impassioned pop vibe one gets.. Desmond has a strong visual and her voice sounds as if she is classically trained. She also plays piano.. Kudos goes out to the amazing songwriting. I always said you can sell what you don’t truly believe, here Desmond captures lighting in a bottle that will ring true not only for older more experienced listeners but new ones as well… Only an experienced artist armed with an honest, genuine, sincere approach can pull it off.”
“The more I listened the more it feels as if Desmond is one of those ‘under the radar’ artists that has a lot of potential… I want someone like Andrea Desmond to sing me a timeless melody – it’s that simple and real not overly synthetic built upon a house of cards. Her voice and musical signature are to say the least magnificent and will do the job nicely. The potential is indeed palpable, and that low-key modesty of Desmond speaks for itself.”
“In my mind she is a musical triple threat. She’s got a good look, she can write music/play piano, and she’s a great singer. Like I had mentioned its impressive how well Her vocals at times shift from classical to even soulful. This reminds me of Adele, Lily Allen, Jessie J. and Imagine Dragons. Desmond is a captivating composer and singer within her own right.”
“All tracks to me are thoughtful and a stellar performance-driven pop that are wonderfully powerful in nature. Rest assured Andrea Desmond is making her presence known in an otherwise commercial myriad of soulless clutter. Perfect pacing, intriguing compositions and a stellar voice have her scoring big here with me! 5/5 Stars”
“She seems a likeable, genuine, and all around kindhearted person. Sometimes a good heart and a nice voice is all it takes to reach the next level. Her future is bright and full of potential.”
Glamour Italia – https://www.glamour.it/make-up/labbra/2019/01/17/rossetto-rosso-hollywoodiano-stagione/
Seattle Wave Radio: http://seattlewaveradio.com/2018/06/16/andrea-desmond-the-strongest/
Burstout TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIayhVbrh8c
Unheard Gems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKKQxLiCIYc
Kiss 107.7FM: http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=199911