“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.
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
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
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
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information or email andrea at email@example.com