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Jump into singer-songwriter Andrea Surova’s [pronounced SUR-uh-vuh] musical time machine, where stewardesses in colorful dresses will take you to the past and the future to end up in the now! No matter what mood you’re in, Andrea’s innovative pop with retro elements will convey you to a place you won’t want to leave. You can spin the hooky melodies around your waist like hula hoops or sink into your seat while absorbing lyrics that turn life into pictures. Universal themes in Andrea’s music can attract the young, the old, and even the jaded music fan.

Andrea’s EP Rainbow in a Cage, released in 2003 to a positive review in The Boston Globe, features six tracks produced by Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Shawn Mullins, Duran Duran) at Studio Bopnique Musique, where Andrea recently finished a full-length pop rock album to be released in 2008. A full-length indie rock album is half done. Andrea has co-written the music of several tunes with Nashville hit songwriter Mike Lawler, including one on her new album.

Since Andrea launched her music career at age five playing classical piano, she has been a musical chameleon. She grew up singing in her church choir and playing lead roles in musicals such as You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy) and Hair (Crissy). She has toured in Moscow and other Russian cities with the Russian jazz group Plus One. Local performing highlights include the House of Blues in Cambridge, JAM’N 94.5's First Night show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, and solo piano gigs. Her favorite gigs include the Helsinki Stock Exchange and Restaurant Pörssi in Helsinki, Finland, where she sang a classic love song in Finnish, and the Jazz Center in Yaroslavl, Russia. She performs regularly at open mikes in the Boston area, and is excited to start gigging with her new band, which began rehearsing in the summer.

Whether singing about a magic plane or finding her halo, Andrea tries to give her listeners something that seems familiar but new. Her songs’ layered vocal harmonies and explosive choruses make you forget you’re anywhere but inside the song. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy your flight!