Nam Born Singer-Songwriter Andra Embarks On Southern Africa Tour

Namibian born independent singersongwriter Andra will be embarking on a tour of Southern Africa with her band: multi-instrumentalist Brenda Burnit percussionist Eben Groenewald and legendary South African sound engineer Conrad Jamneck.

The 18-date ‘Summer ’14 Tour’ kicks off in Pretoria before heading off to Botswana, Namibia, the Northern and Western Cape and ending in the beautiful South Cape.

Andra grew up in Swakopmund, before moving to Pretoria in 2007. Since then she has independently recorded two solo albums, extensively toured South Africa, Namibia and Botswana and repeatedly performed at all the major South African festivals (Oppikoppi, KKNK, Aardklop, Splashy Fen, Up the Creek, White Mountain Folk Festival, Innibos, Mieliepop Fest, RiseampShine Fest, Park Acoustics and STRAB in Mozambique). She has also supported the world-famous Sarah Bettens from the Belgian band K’s Choice on a 10-day sold-out European tour.

Andra joined SA legend, Koos Kombuis, at Oppikoppi – Bewilderbeast in 2013, with a very special performance of ‘Lisa se Klavier’, accompanied by Albert Frost and Schalk Joubert. They managed to silence a crowd of excited festival goers, and it ended in an explosive applause of emotional appreciation. Most recently Andra received a Standard Bank Ovation Award for her performance at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown 2014.

Well-known for mesmerizing her audiences with her passionate performances, riveting guitar skills and a voice that reflects the magnificent contrasts of the very land she grew up in, Andra will perform in Namibia on 18 November at the NG (Moeder) Saal in Gobabis, 19 November at the Vintage Bar and Grill in Windhoek, 21 November at Memoirs in Otjiwarongo, 22 November at Outjo Bakery in Outjo, 25 November at Wronsky Haus in Omaruru, 26 November at the Swakopmund Hotel in Swakopmund, 28 November at Oceans Restaurant Roof Top in Walvis Bay and on 2 December at the Danie Joubert School Hall in Mariental.

Follow Andra online for updates and more ‘Summer ’14 Tour’ information on facebook.comandra.co.za and twitter @andrasecrets and her website, www.andra.co.za.

Source : The Namibian