Karen Lee Andrews is in possession of a powerful sense of artistic purpose. Surrounded by music her entire life, Karen’s career to date has largely revolved around classic soul and rhythm and blues sounds. But in recent years, as her musicality has evolved, she’s been leaning more towards blues.
The influence of soul, gospel and Karen’s Polynesian background continues to inform what she does, but the blues has come to feel more like home.
Karen’s new EP take a more comprehensive journey through soul and blues music, while providing a candid expression of her personal identity.
Karen’s songcraft is built on a thorough knowledge of blues, gospel and soul music and motored by an undeniable hunger to connect. Yet the defining ingredient is Karen’s unshakeable artistic passion.
Andrews mostly tours as a formidable trio, teaming up with Yanya Boston on drums and Adam Ventoura on bass – two exceptional musicians. This dynamic band is exhilarating to witness!
“One of the most original and dignified talents to emerge in Australian Entertainment in a long time. She manages to be both imperial yet vulnerable.” ~ Sydney Morning Herald
“Andrews is on an inspiring and passionate musical journey. A must see.” ~ Beat Magazine
“Commanding and brilliant.” ~ Daily Telegraph
“Soulful and bluesy, with so much heart and pain, delivered with so much class.” ~ Sound of Oz