Posted on: August 1st, 2018 12:13 pm
Heartstrings will feature a series of musical performances by students from various schools across Singapore including SJI International and SOTA, also featuring AndreaH as the headlining act. This concert will be the conclusion of a series of fundraising events organised by Project Shatter Cancer over the course of the year and it aims to bring together a community of people dedicated to supporting children who face cancer at a young age.
🗓 Sunday, 5 August 2018
🏟 Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT)
Born in August 2001, music has played an everyday part in ANDREAH’s life from a very early age. Inspired by her mother and singing in the local church choir, she participated in school music events and joined her first band in Year 6, performing during graduation. ANDREAH took up piano at the age of eight, began singing lessons at ten and starting to write songs with friends ‘for fun’ at thirteen.
ANDREAH has traveled extensively throughout the region and spent a great deal of time in both Singapore and Manila where her father’s companies are based, hence the choice to launch her musical career in the region.
By the age of 14 she was writing on her own and teaching herself to play guitar hence enabling her to develop more songs. At 15, her first serious solo creation was Magic a song based on a personal experience, which she has chosen to share with us all. Take Me Away was written during her darkest time and Focus, written as a follow-up, reflects a deeply emotional thought process whilst trying to understand what she had been through. “I hope my music can help people through rough and difficult times, as it has helped me,” she states whilst providing an insight to her life story, which the young singer/songwriter describes as a somewhat “scary” experience.
ANDREAH’s love for performing, which she embarked on locally several years ago, resulted in an invitation to support family friends The Script in Hong Kong, Singapore and Manila in April of 2018.
She cites both The Script and Ed Sheeran as the driving forces behind her love of songwriting and aspiration to continue performing. “It was simply a dream come true to be up there in front of such large audiences, and I enjoyed every minute,” she shared.
Los Angeles based producer Qura, who’s worked with Christina Aguilera, Eric Clapton and Annie Lennox, joined her band on stage for these performances, heard ANDREAH sing and believing “she has what it takes if she wants to take it”, offered to record and produce a selection of her early songs.
The two spent some time at Thailand’s Krabi Road studios in April. There is nothing pedestrian about the mood and narrative these first six recordings captured in the most natural of environments. To have recorded so close to home where her songs were written, is an integral part of this narrative.
As Head Girl of her local school, she enjoys an active part in school activities, playing both soccer and basketball. In 2017, she spearheaded a fundraising talent contest to help build a school in Cambodia and attended its opening ceremony there. Insisting that her priority remains to complete her education and, with exams scheduled later in the year, ANDREAH’s foray into Western markets will have to wait until mid-2019.
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