ABOUT ANDREA MAX

 

Let me introduce myself. I'm Andrea Max. For you to get a real picture of who I really am, I'm going to tell you a little story about me. Growing up my parents told me to shut up - ALL the time. Why? Because I was constantly playing the piano and singing and writing songs. Back then I couldn't sing at all. Honestly. It was really bad. I remember my dad telling me I sounded like a screeching cat. Fast forward though, I took lessons and practised a hell of a lot because singing and playing music was all I ever wanted to do. Moral of the story, I don't sound like a screeching cat anymore - but I guess you can make that judgement call for yourself.

I did the whole regular job thing and didn't last very long once I was done school. I guess you could say I just trusted in the Universe and followed my heart. It really seemed illogical and stupid to most but to me it made sense. I ended up working with a production company in Orlando, for a bit which didn't work out. Nothing got recorded even though I was in the studio for quite a while. Finally I decided to make it happen on my own and I flew to California with nothing but my guitar. I street performed a lot. I met a lot of people. Even more people helped me along and then I came back to Canada. I was constantly searching for that perfect producer. Meanwhile the perfect producer had been 'me' all along. (Along with my drummer from 7 years ago who is my now boyfriend) Who knew? 

Now with over 200 original songs, a full band behind me and the upcoming release of an EP I feel like I'm getting somewhere. I'm going to try to describe the evolution of my sound to you, which is always a difficult task in itself. The drummer came from a hard rock/metal background, the lead guitarist has a more funky/bluesy/soul sound while I always sounded soft and flowing and folky. When you mix it all together you get this catchy unique taste of indie/folk/pop.

The last thing I'd like to say it that it's been quite the journey. It's been a roller coaster of ups and a ton of downs. I've cried a lot and laughed a lot. That's my life; and I'd love for you to be part of it.

Andrea Max