ANDREA AMORIM - ELECTRONIC PRESS PACK - PAGE 1
With an unique voice and unmistakable stage presence, the singer and composer Andrea Amorim, born in Garanhuns within the North-Eastern state of Pernambuco in Brazil, has been on her musical journey for 20 years.
She started out by recording around 50 of her own tracks, winning awards at many battle of the bands festivals within Brazil.
In May 2009, a video of hers was aired on a national TV show, Globo’s "Garagem do Faustão", which got her noticed by Brazilian composer Nil Bernardes. Soon after, she was interviewed on the very same channel, by popular TV host Jô Soares. She went on to write and release many Rock albums and perform her show throughout Brazil.
In 2011, whilst living in Rio, Andrea formed a partnership with the Albatroz record label, owned by the legendary Roberto Menescal. She recorded her own album for the global market, in English, Japanese and Spanish and soon after, she began her international career, twice travelling to the United States. There she received a Rising Star Award, given to new Brazilian talent, and sang next to yet another Brazilian legend, Marcos Valle, in the Brazilian International Press Awards in Florida.
Next she travelled to Japan, where she performed during events for Brazilian Day and again for the Brazilian Press Award. Soon after she returned there, where she embarked on a tour of 24 shows throughout the country. A Japanese producer suggested that she should make an album with Menescal, and on returning to Brazil, Andrea proposed the idea, and he accepted, embracing and producing the project. The result was a Bossa Nova CD entitled 'Bossa de Alma Nova' (Bossa of the New Soul), featuring fresh arrangements of Menescal's tracks, which included a songwriting collaboration with Andrea.