Northern rivers-based singer/songwriter Andrea Soler has recently returned from a successful and ground-breaking international twelve-week tour throughout Europe.
Andrea performed on the summer festival circuit which included Germany’s biggest folk and world music festival in Rudolstadt, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK) and Larmer Tree Festival (UK). She also ventured to new territories including Holland, Switzerland and Austria, and returned to her musical roots in France.
Not long after kicking her boots off from touring, Andrea received the CONNECT mentorship program from Arts Northern Rivers and has been working alongside her mentor Frankie Kimpton to further her career as an independent artist.
An exciting facet to the CONNECT program is the opportunity to perform at the inaugural Falls Festival in Byron Bay.
This songbird grew up immersed in the Chanson tradition of French Folk music in a bohemian family of Spanish and French descent. Her music evokes the tradition of the troubadour with a beguiling joie de vivre taking the listener on a journey through the realms of indie folk, jazz, roots and world music.
Since the release of Andrea’s debut album Earth On An Axis she has become a festival sweetheart, and honoured as A Larmer Tree Festival(UK) favourite. She has performed in Australia at the renowned Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, and Mullum Music Festival to name a few, and has also won the ABC North Coast Artist of The Week, and more recently took out 2012 Female Vocals and Adult Contemporary Songwriter categories at the 2012 North Coast Music Industry Awards.
Whether it’s an intimate solo show or a packed-out festival, Andrea exudes a warmth and charm that quickly envelops an audience; she has an uncanny ability to connect with people through music on a very genuine and intimate level.
FALLS FESTIVAL PROGRAM TIMES FOR ANDREA SOLER & BAND
Monday December 30 – Brasserie Stage, 2pm
Tuesday December 31 – Brasserie Stage 11.30am
Wednesday January 1 – Gorilla Stage 2pm
Thursday January 2 – Brasserie Stage 3.30pm
Find this and many other great gigs in Echonetdaily’s North Coast Gig Guide.