Born and bred in San Diego, before her Grammy nominations and subsequent performance on the show with Ellie Goulding, Andra Day was pretty much a secret in music industry. After blowing people away with her powerful voice she is only going up.
Cheers to the Fall was her debut album release in August of 2015. It featured some well-known names on it like The Dap-Kings from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Questlove, James Poyser of The Roots, and was co-produced by Raphael Saadiq. The star power continued in the form of Spike Lee directing her first video, “Forever Mine”. Pretty impressive for a relative unknown.
As a result of all this plus that killer voice of hers recognition started coming her way. Rolling Stone named her one of the 10 New Artists You Need to Know in July 2015. She then did some opening dates on Lenny Kravitz’s tour. Finally she was featured along with Stevie Wonder in Apple’s 2015 Christmas ad.
2015 was capped off when in December she earned two nominations for the Grammys. They were Best R&B Performance for her song “Rise Up” and Best R&B Album.
-Date: March 18, 2016
-Venue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Price: $31.40 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 7:00 p.m.)
-Opening Act: Conrad Sewell