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Since 1999 Andrea Marr has been delivering her brand of feelgood, high energy original blues and soul around Australia, earning her a place in the thriving Melbourne blues scene as one of it’s most sought after live acts. Since her arrival on the Melbourne blues scene, Andrea immediately established herself as the real deal by winning the 2002 Female Artist of the Year (Vic/Tas) for her album “Sassified”, going on to become a regular on the Australian Festival Circuit doing headline spots and playing alongside the best acts from Australia and overseas. She then went on to win the 2005 Blues Performer of the Year Award which allowed her to represent Australia in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee in 2006. Her next CD “Watch me work it” received airplay internationally and the title track was included in the US “National Women In Blues” CD which launches the new wave of US Blues Women – Andrea was the only non-American female included in this compilation. In 2008 her best received album so far was released - “Little Sister Got Soul” 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. Chicago based blues label Blue Skunk Music has recently picked up “Little Sister Got Soul” for re-release in the US and the album is expected to do even bigger things..watch this space!