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Ever noticed how many of the great female R&B and soul singers of the past three decades

have first names beginning with A? There's Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Amy

Winehouse, and Adele, not to mention Aaliyah and Alicia Keys. Don't be surprised if the

name Andria Simone joins this illustrious A team in the near future.

This 27 year-old singer-songwriter was born and raised in Toronto, but a colorfully

adventurous life to date has helped her develop both as an artist and a self-confident young

woman ready to take on the world. After all, how many aspiring soul singers have studying

poker in the Ukraine on their resume?

More conventionally, Andria has also studied flute, piano and voice, and her love of writing

was established at an early age. "I've always enjoyed writing and poetry and getting my

feelings out on paper," she explains. Simone has long had a love for a wide range of

musical genres, from heavy metal to dubstep, but has recently found herself a happy

creative home in the world of soul and R&B. "I'd love to go back in a time machine to the

'50s and '60s and dance to that live music," she declares. "I prefer the real raw sound of the

voice, not the AutoTune sounds of today."

There's a refreshing variety to Andria Simone's songs. The riveting and forceful "Do What I

Want" showcases her bold feminist approach to life, and, as Kavanagh explains, "it defines

the way she feels and thinks." "Shame" is a classic Southern-soul style ballad that captures

the power of Andria's pipes to full effect, "Nothing Comes Easy" is rousing and gospeltinged,

while "Change" is a deeply personal song inspired by those facing illness and hard


Much as she enjoys writing and recording, it is performance that most captures Andria's

heart. "I would rather sing live than hear my songs playing somewhere," she declares. "I

really do leave it all there, onstage. I perform my soul out of my body!" She is a charismatic

and natural performer. As with the best soul artists, Andria Simone is in this for the long

haul. "This not working out is not an option. I will just keep doing it. I would love to have

longevity and hopefully inspire young girls to pursue what they enjoy doing."

Watching this young talent chase her own dream is going to be very exciting. She released

her First CD “Good Lovin” in 2013 and is well into her second to be released in the New

Year 2015.