ANDREA MARR & THE FUNKY HITMEN
An Explosion of Funk & Soul

MULTI-AWARD WINNING MELBOURNE BLUES DIVA DECIDED TO EXPLORE HER SOUL SIDE BY CREATING THE FUNKY HITMEN - AN 8 PIECE EXPLOSION OF FUNK AND SOUL REMINISCENT OF THE BLUES BROTHERS, THE IKE AND TINA TURNER REVUE AND SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS.

THE BAND RECORDED AN EP IN JULY 2012 APTLY TITLED “SASS AND BRASS” WHICH WAS PICKED UP BY CHICAGO RECORD LABEL BLUES SKUNK MUSIC AND STARTED PLAYING LIVE IN JANUARY 2013 AT THEIR EP LAUNCH AT MELBOURNE’ S ICONIC CHERRY BAR, SCORING SEVERAL PERFORMANCES AT CHERRY BAR’S SOUL NIGHT, BEING NOMINATED AS SOUL BAND OF THE YEAR AT THE CHERRY AWARDS AND BEING FEATURED IN MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK’S WOMEN OF SOUL SHOW.

THE BAND HAS MADE SEVERAL FESTIVAL APPEARANCES INCLUDING BROADBEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL, WAGARATTA JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL, MORDIALLOC FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL, THREDBO BLUES FESTIVAL, MOTOR CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL, ECHUCA WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL TO NAME A FEW. WITH GREAT HIGH ENERGY ORIGINAL MUSIC AND A SOUL AND FUNK GROOVE THAT FITS ANYWHERE FROM MEMPHIS TO NEW YORK THIS IS AN ACT NOT TO BE MISSED. "ANDREA MARR & THE FUNKY HITMEN WILL MAKE YOUR BOOTY SHAKE IN WAYS YOU NEVER KNEW POSSIBLE" - THE MARSHALLTOWN LIVE REVIEW "THE BEST SOUL ACT I’VE SEEN ALL YEAR" - VINCE PEACH PBS SOUL TIME DJ

The Band

  • Andrea Marr - Vocals
  • Dave Reynolds - Guitar
  • Rob Little - Bass
  • Roby Corelli - Drums
  • Sean Rankin - Trumpet
  • Stuart Byrne Baritone - Sax
  • Jeff Mead Tenor - Sax
  • Cameron Fallaw Hammond - Organ

BOOKINGS
www.andreamarrmusic.com
Tel : 0403184887
Email: andrea@andreamarr.com
NEW SINGLE: "FORCE OF NATURE" https://youtu.be/r-tuZMOU_E8(lyric video)
"SNAKES" LIVE @ CHERRY BAR https://youtu.be/nswxzs1mLRA
"LET'S TAKE IT TO THE BEDROOM" LIVE AT CHERRY BAR https://youtu.be/RicTUbepZqc




ANDREA MARR BAND
Sassy, Soulful Blues

THE ANDREA MARR BAND HAS BEEN PLAYING THEIR BRAND OF SASSY, SOULFUL, ORIGINAL BLUES SINCE 1999 WINNING A STACK OF AWARDS AND ACCOLADES ALONG THE WAY INCLUDING TWICE REPRESENTING AUSTRALIA AT THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE IN MEMPHIS TN REACHING THE SEMI FINALS IN 2013. ANDREA HAS ALSO WON THE 2009 AUSTRALIAN FEMALE BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD, THE 2009 VIC/TAS FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD, THE 2009 BEST SELF PRODUCED ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND MANY MORE.

THE BAND'S LATEST ALBUM "LIVE AT THE MBAS HOUSE OF BLUES" RELEASED IN JULY 2015 HAS SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS IN THE TOP 10 OF THE AUSTRALIAN BLUES AND ROOTS CHARTS, RECEIVED INTERNATIONAL AIRPLAY WITH OVER 120 RADIO STATIONS IN THE US PLAYING IT AS WELL AS RECEIVING AIRPLAY IN THE UK AND GERMANY.

THE ALBUM WAS NOMINATED FOR "ARTIST OF THE YEAR" "ALBUM OF THE YEAR" "SONG OF THE YEAR" AND "BAND OF THE YEAR" IN THE VIC/TAS BLUES AWARDS AND ALSO NOMINATED FOR "SONG OF THE YEAR" IN THE AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC AWARDS. WITH JOYFUL, HIGH ENERGY MUSIC, GREAT ORIGINAL MATERIAL AND A KILLER BAND THIS ACT IS NOT TO BE MISSED.

"MARR HAS INHERITED A STYLE THAT MADE ETTA JAMES A LEGEND AND SHARON JONES A CULT PHENOMENON" - LEICESTER BANGS UK "ANDREA MARR IS TRULY A WORLD CLASS SINGER WITH A SOULFUL, GOSPEL INFUSED VOICE" - BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE CHICAGO

The Band

  • Andrea Marr - Vocals
  • Greg Dodd - Guitar
  • Clint Healy - Bass
  • Dean Matters - Drums
  • Jeff Mead - Saxophone

BOOKINGS
www.andreamarrmusic.com
Tel : 0403184887
LIVE At BB King’s Memphis TN https://youtu.be/N8F-d1Jyv0Y
LIVE At Queenscliff Blues Festival https://youtu.be/3kjgn9DUuqk
Live at Wangaratta Jazz Festival https://youtu.be/XUihzhHNg-U