Andrea Magee @ Andrea Magee Band
It is with great excitement that we announce the release of new music by the talented and philanthropic artist, Andrea Magee, in 2024. Andrea has not only captivated audiences with her soulful voice and mesmerizing bodhran drum performances but has also made a significant impact on the community through her non-profit organization, Music Helps and her music festival She Rises uplifting women in the music industry and beyond.
2023 had many highlights, one being the incredible success of her first She Rises music festival, held in the picturesque town of Taos, New Mexico. The festival brought together celebrated an ALL FEMALE LINE UP bringing together music lovers from all walks of life, creating a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere. With a lineup of renowned artists and emerging talents, She Rises became a celebration of music, art, and community.
The festival not only showcased Andrea's own musical prowess but also served as a platform for women to shine. By providing a stage for up-and-coming musicians, Andrea demonstrated her commitment to nurturing talent and giving back to the community that has supported her throughout her career.
But Andrea's dedication to making a difference doesn't stop at organizing music festivals. Her non-profit organization, Music Helps, has been instrumental in providing music education and resources to underserved communities. Recognizing the transformative power of music, Andrea believes that everyone should have access to the joy and healing that music can bring.Through Music Helps, Andrea has established music programs in schools, community centers, and youth organizations, offering opportunities for children and young adults to explore their musical talents. By providing instruments, scholarships, and mentorship, Andrea is empowering the next generation of musicians and giving them the tools they need to succeed.
Andrea's passion for giving back is deeply rooted in her own personal journey. Growing up in a modest household, she experienced firsthand the power of music to uplift and inspire. As she found solace in music during challenging times, Andrea made a promise to herself that she would use her platform to make a positive impact on others.
“The essence of music got me at a very early age. I remember vividly the energy I felt in my entire body and still get that same childlike excitement when creating or performing to this day. Music is a gift that everyone can share, as a performing artist we get to bask in its joys and become the vessel for this sharing to continue” Andrea Magee
Andrea Magee is a Belfast born artist that has been immersed in music her entire life. Now based in Austin TX (Live Music Capitol of the World), with a three-year long tour supporting Brian Wilson (Pet Sounds Tour), a BA honors degree in music, a record deal and time spent under the mentorship of Surf Dog Records & Beachwood Entertainment she is very excited for the promise 2023 has in store.
Her roots lay deep in Irish folk and her bodhran drum & flute playing are a testament to her lifelong connection to her heritage. Her voice has a rich, earthy silk like quality and her songs feel honest and accessible to the vulnerable ear. Andrea’s live performance embodies the essence of her artistry. Her vibrant presence onstage is contagious, emulating and sharing the joy she truly feels for the music. really contributing to the fabric of the music capitol of the world.
Releasing her album Belfast Girl in 2022 she is now in full creative swing again. Andrea is an artist with a thirst for constant creativity. 2023 will show her bodhran drum and vocals leading the way with a ‘free experimental folksy’ EP coming early 2024.