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A combination of sunlight and storm, Andrea Magee is a songwriter, singer, and
multi-instrumentalist. Nicknamed “smiler” as a kid, she evolved into a full-fledged
songbird, bringing her Irish sensibilities to every aspect of her music.
With a voice as smooth as silk and a percussive Irish bodhran drum beating like a
heart, she effortlessly weaves between country, blues, and pop/rock. Her remarkable
combination of talents keeps you completely captivated at every live show.
Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Andrea Magee got an early start in
music, playing traditional Irish music in a family band. Covering a range of traditional
folk songs, steeped in hardship and the reality of the times, inspired her song writing
style, which is always anchored by an emotional pulse and tribal rhythm. Earning a
BA Honors Degree in Music at University of Ulster, a PGCE in music education,
Andrea Magee embarked on a journey to develop her own unique sound, embracing
every twist and turn along the way.
Moving to the United States six year ago with her British music collaborator Ben
Jones, they formed powerhouse musical duo Beat Root Revival. While touring
globally with the likes
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