Name: Andrea

Hometown: Hastings, Minnesota  

Music Background: I have been singing all my life. I come from a musical family. But it was in High School that I really started discovering how much I love music and singing. I was in Choir, Vocal Jazz, and Show Choir. I went to College at UMD (go Bulldogs!) where I studied vocal music and discovered my love for Jazz and acapella music. I am always singing along to songs I hear throughout the day at work, in a store, or wherever it may be.

Music Influences: I grew up listening to classic rock music, Journey, The Eagles, Tom Petty, and Michael Jackson. Gloria Estefan, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey were some of my favorite female artists growing up. Now I feel am influenced by so many as my musical knowledge and experience expand. It’s hard to name them all!

Favorite Songs: There are so many but to name a few, “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5, “Treasure” and “Locked out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars, “Sweet Life” by Frank Ocean.  

Favorite Bands: Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Lake Street Dive, Third Eye Blind  

Favorite Quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”  C.S. Lewis