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artist Andrea Gauster

Kingston / Peterborough / Toronto, ON, CANADA
Broken Window Records
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“If the only gift I get... is my introduction to Andrea Gauster, I will be a very content woman.” – Amanda Putz, CBC Radio 1. With an EP and holiday single under her belt, and a full length album due out in August 2010, Andrea is one of southern Ontario’s best kept secrets.

 

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Her name is Andrea Gauster. Her mission: to folk you up.  Here's how it started...

Andrea has been singing and playing guitar since her youth in Peterborough, ON.  It wasn't until 2007 that she tapped into her writing skills when asked to perform at her sister's wedding.  Her first song "I knew" was born.  In 2008, as a grad student at The University of Toronto, Andrea met producer James Pew who saw in her something much more than she gave herself credit for.

Over a five month Period beginning in February 2009, James and Andrea worked diligently at Toronto recording studio Euphonic Sound producing Andrea's first EP, a six-song collection of new folk gems entitled Reverie.

The experience was a positive one for both James and Andrea and they decided to take the next step by including Andrea on the roster of indie talent at Broken Window Records (a label featuring artists produced by James Pew).

July 6, 2009 marked the date for the release of Reverie which was celebrated with a CD Release Party in Toronto. With over 100 guests in attendance the night was a complete success.   Shortly after, Andrea released the holiday single "Christmas Without You" in November, 2009.  Both releases were received with great praise receiving Canadian radio play within the year.  Since then, Andrea has become an important addition to Ontario's New Folk scene.  Among the steady stream of feature performances at Toronto venues like C'est What?, The Poor Alex, Graffiti's, The Central, Bread & Circus etc. Andrea has moved her way to eastern Ontario where she's opened for the likes of Craig Cardiff and Peter Katz.

August 2010 marks the release of her 2nd (full length) album 'We're Not Lost'.  To celebrate the event, she will embark on her first official tour across Eastern Canada (ON, QC, NB NS) which will end with a CD Release Party on August 26th at The Supermarket in Toronto.

Andrea’s live show has the power to transport the audience of any venue to the unique world created by her beautiful voice and sophisticated heartfelt songs.  Much more than a pretty face, Andrea is a dedicated song-writer and performer with the power to motivate and inspire those around her...a very rare quality indeed. 

Andrea currently resides in Kingston, Ontario where she attends Queen's Medical School.  Her long time dream of being a doctor coexists with her artistic side and passion for music. The future looks bright for this young talent in both the medical and musical worlds.  If her hard work and productivity have shown us one thing, it's that Andrea is no Barbie Girl. Don't get it? Watch this: http://j.mp/c3S7W9

 

Visit www.facebook.com/andreagauster or www.myspace.com/andreagauster for more information or email andrea at andreagauster@gmail.com

influences

Sarah Harmer
Jewel
JayMay
Ingrid Michaelson
Cat Stevens
Norah Jones
Ani Difranco
Bob Dylan
We're Not Lost
Broken Window Records
August, 2010
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Reverie
Broken Window Records
July, 2009
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