A SOUL KIND OF SUNDAY SASS PEARL HQ September 2, 2016 Live N Local, News Feed For more than a decade, Andrea Marr has been delivering her brand of feel-good, high-energy original funk, groove, blues and soul music around Australia. Through sheer hard work she has earned a place in the thriving Melbourne blues scene as one of its most sought after live acts. See for yourself on Sunday September 18 when the Andrea Marr Band land at The Royal Hotel in Mornington. Andrea has established herself as the real deal by winning a number of awards including the 2002 VIC/TAS Female Artist of The Year for her album “Sassified” and the 2005 Blues Performer of The Year Award. With these awards under her belt, Andrea has gone on to become a regular on the Australian Festival Circuit doing headline spots and playing alongside the best acts from Australia and overseas. With the 2005 Blues Performer of The Year Award, she was able to go on to represent Australia in the International Blues challenge in Memphis Tennessee in 2006 to critical acclaim. Her next CD “Watch Me Work It” received international airplay with the title track being included on the US “National Women In Blues” CD that promotes and launches the new wave of US Blues Women. Andrea was the only non-American female included in this compilation. In 2008, she released her album “Little Sister Got Soul”. The album received rave reviews and international airplay as well as winning the 2009 Australian Female Blues Artist of The Year, the 2009 VIC/TAS Female Blues Artist of The Year and the 2009 VIC/TAS Best Self-Produced Blues CD of The Year. In 2010, Chicago-based blues label “Blue Skunk Music” picked up “Little Sister Got Soul” for re-release in the US and the album hit No.18 on the US Living Blues Charts in February 2011. In 2012, The Andrea Marr Band won the MBAS Blues Performer of The Year competition and was sent to represent Australia in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee’ for the second time. The band reached the semi-finals, playing at the internationally renowned BB King’s Blues Club on Beale Street Memphis. A collaboration with Hip/Hop R&B artist Markia created something new for Andrea Marr Fans when her original Gospel R&B song “Grateful” was released in 2015. The song received international airplay and charted in Sri-Lanka’s biggest music program YES FM’s Home Grown Charts – It stayed in the top 15 for 26 weeks in a row, reaching a whole new audience. The song was then picked up by Generation Entertainment and remixed as a soul/house track by New York DJ Lenny Fontana and also by Sydney DJ Sunset Child – to be released this year. Catch Andrea Marr and her band on Sunday September 18 at Mornington’s Royal Hotel for the Peninsula’s newest ‘Live & Free’ Sunday session each week from 3pm.