Happy Hour with Andrea Re and Friends
Thursday - December, 27 @ 5:00pm
Andrea Re will be joined by Charles Brown on piano and Mike Campbell on guitar.
Growing up in a very musical family in central Maine, Andrea was exposed to and enjoyed a variety of musical bents. For many years her Dad was the head of the Colby Collage department of music and the Conductor of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. She is a self- taught vocalist, percussionist and keyboard player who began writing songs at the age of 13, and in her early 20’s formed an original music band that played all over New England. This multi-faceted group eventually brought her to the US Virgin Islands where she lived for just under a decade, working with a wide assortment of professional musicians performing Jazz, Salsa, Reggae and Brazilian music. She acted in the local theatre as well as formed a successful Carnival troupe, designed costumes and assisted in the building of various floats.
Andrea then moved to Manhattan and flourished in the abundant talent of like- minded musicians. She was hired as a side man, played gigs in NYC and toured the US and Europe.
Andrea has appeared on many national and international television shows and live performance stages over the years.
After returning to Maine, she has performed live. She has also recorded with many national and local musicians. She is currently teaching herself guitar, bass, steel pans and lever harp.
“I love the challenges and rewards of original projects, my own and other’s. I can deliver a song from the heart or be a supportive band member, enabling others to do the same”
“The most important thing is the music....sincere, beautiful and free.”
Jackson Browne, Garland Jeffreys, Jon Lucien, Norman Connors, Gary Bartz, Delmar Brown, Jeff Young, Bill Anschell, Caroline Horn
Big Chief, the Renovators, Anni Clark, Cuppa Groove, Charles Brown Jr., Portland Jazz Orchestra
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Arsenio Hall Show, David Letterman, VH1, E! Entertainment, MTV (Europe), Top of the Pops (London) Dance Club (Holland)
Jackson Browne , Garland Jeffreys, Delmar Brown, Mr. Thing and the Professional Human Beings
“Labour of Love” (the music of Nick Lowe) Telarc
“Rolling into Memphis” (the songs of John Hiatt) Telarc
“One Step Closer” Kenny Neal Telarc
“Modem” John Etnier Disques Dual
“A Light for Liza” Anni Clark Outer Green Music
“Homegrown Volumes 1 and 3” Bull Moose Music
“The Blues/Future Pas”t (Dark Wainer) Mark Wainer Music
“Chico Freeman” In and Out Records
“Delmar Brown and Bushrock” WEA
“Mia” Mia WEA
“Caroline Horn” KOHO Music
“The Pink Album” PACTO
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