Andrea Pais is a singer-songwriter and pianist living in the Washington, DC area. A classically trained pianist, she started playing the piano at the age of eight. Growing up, she listened to jazz and soul singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Stevie Wonder, as introduced to her by her dad. During her teenage years she was strongly influenced by R&B superstars Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. At the age of fourteen, she wrote her first song “Hold Me”, inspired by Mariah Carey’s album “Music Box” which she couldn’t stop listening to. Over the years, Andrea’s musical influences have become increasingly eclectic, blending soul, blues and rock elements into a unique and commanding sound.
Andrea gained popularity by posting videos on YouTube. To date her videos have received more than 2.5 million views, her most popular song being a cover of Rose Royce’s “Wishing on a Star”. Since then, she has graduated from recording songs in her bedroom to performing shows at local bars and coffee shops. Most recently, she has brought together a complimentary band of local talent. Together, they are impressing Baltimore/DC area audiences, winning numerous open mic contests, and receiving multiple requests for encore performances at local venues.