Rock - Alt/Indie
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and Rock - Soft/Pop/Folk
Sounds Like: Alanis Morisette, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick
Age Appropriateness: All Ages
Artist Age: 30 Something
Artist Location: Vinalhaven, MAINE, United States
Vicky wrote and sang her first song at age three. Since then music has been her defining feature. She began playing guitar at age fourteen and even though things weren’t easy for her, she was determined to learn and soon music became her savior and escape. All self taught, she was influenced by the styles of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimmy Page, soon developing a seasoned bluesy style and a sound that she made her own.
Her vocals have been described as a mix of Grace Slick and Ann Wilson with a little Melissa Etheridge thrown in. Strong, powerful and pleasing to the ear. Her ability to ROCK you can easily be compared to the great Chrissy Hynde of the Pretenders.
She has tremendous respect for the gifts that come to her in the form of a song. She writes from her own truth and experiences. Most recently her writing has become much more upbeat and positive, boasting life is good and I’m gonna sing about it!
In 1998 she released “February Rising.” A first of many dreams to come true for this musician. A chance to share her music in recorded form. Then in 2002 came “Attitude and Gratitude.” This release showing much learned and considerable growth. Her current cd “That’s That” is by far the best yet. Her writing is creative, fresh and reels you in right away. Her guitar playing fiercely commands you to take notice.
Vicky has shared the stage with many including Phillip Walker, Tucker and Thomas, James Armstrong band, but her ultimate dream would be to share the bill with Live, her favorite band, for whom she has the utmost respect.
Joining Vicky are the amazing talents of Mike Chesk on bass. His experience and advice are to say the least are immensely valuable. On drums is Jason Dean who has been playing with Vicky for seven years. Jason is extremely versatile. He is a rhythmic gem. Vicky is currently promoting her current release and booking performances along the east coast.
“Vicky Andres should be acknowledged as being among the leading singer songwriters of her generation. Her songs –self confessional, passionate, life affirming, full of poetic imagery and always intelligent, combined with her rich, powerfully engaging, slightly on the edge voice and imaginative, sensitive guitar playing… draws the listener in and never lets up. Vicky is truly an outstanding talent. She needs to be heard by many!!!”
David Maxwell, Tonecool Records.
“Power and passion. An amazing singer and songwriter. Startlingly original,Vicky Andres has the chops to go all the way to the top.
Dave Isaac, WKIT Bangor, Me.