Raised in CT. Andrea Michelle of Andrea Speaks has been writing music since the age of 10. Though she has been described as having a "unique stamp" to her sound, she has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos and Shawn Colvin. Words like moody- contemplative, healing, ethereal and hauntingly beautiful, are common when describing her voice, melodies and lyrics.

On some of these songs you will also hear Bo Wayne who studied under Alan Dawson. Arranger, drummer, percussionist and sometimes bassist he brings flavors of native, jazz, rock and country to the songs and life to the mixes.

About the song "Enough", SongDoor Int'l Songwriting Contest judges wrote, "Love the moodiness, broodiness of this. The message will hit home for lots of women. The kind of song you can just set on repeat on your iPod and let it run all day. The sadness seeps through every line. Grown up writer, reminds me a little of some of Sarah McLachlan's more somber stuff. Loved it."

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Songs under consideration for the show "The Blacklist" are "I like ghosts", "When I'm gone", "Enough", "Absolutely", "OK","'Purple flowers" & "Purple flowers" band mix. "When I'm gone" remix has been "selected" for possible Sync opportunity.

The song "Enough"was a finalist in SongDoor Int. Songwriting Contest.

This song "Absolutely" landed number seven in the top 20 for June on WOSRadio.. Netflix's"Narcos" has placed "Absolutely""Enough" "It's a lot" & "Broken things" under consideration.
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Natalie Jean
over 30 days ago to Andrea Speaks

Your song "OK" will air on our 8:00pm EST show on the SIM Radio Network on April 5th - https://www.blogtalkradio.com/simra dionetwork/2021/04/06/independents- on-the-rise-part-2

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Andrea Speaks
over 30 days ago

Thank you for selecting the songs. It's so good to have you listening.



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John Walradt
over 30 days ago to Andrea Speaks

Still in awe of your lyric writing: painful, revealing, exquisite. "In My Dreams," "Rabbit Hole," "Lead a Horse," to name a few. I like the haunting atmosphere you put in your songs with minimalist but rich instrumentation. Goes to the emotions, straight to the brain, and swirls around with lots of images.

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Andrea Speaks
over 30 days ago

Good to have you listening as always John. Thank you for delving deeper in tot the songs.For me it matters a lot when the lyrics hit on those emotional levels.



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John Walradt
over 30 days ago to Andrea Speaks

Lighthouse: Your haunting melodies are my favorites, particularly when they have unique hooky chords as this song does, also the "For the Roses" album for example. Do you use different guitar tunings? Lyrically very personal and doubly poetic. I'd like to be able to do that.

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Andrea Speaks
over 30 days ago

Thank you John for this review... Yes I do play around with tunings at times. " For the Roses"...words escape me thinking about it .



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