Andrea Menard is a powerhouse Métis performer with four award-winning cds under her belt. With a voice that is lyrical, raw, and reminiscent of the jazz and blues singers of the 1940’s, she also captures the depth, humour and wisdom of her Métis ancestors. Menard has performed for royalty, prime ministers, ambassadors, governor-generals and even sang her song “Peace” to the world’s NATO generals.
Andrea has performed her one-woman show, The Velvet Devil, across Canada, and debuted her jazz symphony show, I Am Andrea Menard with the Regina Symphony Orchestra in May 2014. Andrea’s new “soul folk” album, Lift, which she co-wrote with long-time producer and collaborator Robert Walsh, was recently nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award. The new album with its upbeat style and lyrics is Menard’s attempt to bring a positive message to the world.
- Andrea recently released her new album, LIFT, with co-writer, producer and guitarist, Robert Walsh in May 2014.
- LIFT was nominated for a 2015 WCMA in the “Aboriginal Recording of the Year” category
- Andrea’s first 3 cds have won multiple awards, in both the Folk and the Aboriginal music categories at the CAMAs, the APCMA’s, and the WCMAs.
- Andrea stars in several hit tv series on APTN, including Blackstone, and Hard Rock Medical, and her award winning roles in Rabbit Fall, Moccasin Flats, and Wapos Bay. She just filmed the 1st season of the first Transgender Sitcom called The Switch
- She’s known for her jazzy musical one-woman show, The Velvet Devil, which toured across Canada and was made into a made-for-television for CBC. She was nominated for a Gemini Award for her performance.
- Andrea’s third album Sparkle was also featured in a 70 minute holiday special called, Sparkle, and was also nominated for a Gemini Award
- Andrea has been spearheading a positive music initiative, called The Music Messengers, to encourage musicians to be the messengers of hope for the world.
Funny or quirky tidbits:
- Andrea has sung for Royalty 3 times.
- Andrea is a proud Métis woman and is a hell of a jigger.
- Andrea sang a Joni Mitchell song… in front of Joni Mitchell!
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