Andrew De Silva Headlines Gold Coast Concert for MAS
Andrew De Silva’s history in the Australian music scene goes back further than most, however, despite this heritage De Silva’s musical outlook is progressive and draws from influences both past and present to define a sound that sits somewhere between R&B and Rock.
De Silva’s performance career started professionally as front man and primary song-writer for Melbourne R&B group CDB at the age of 19 but being born into a musical family saw his musical education begin much earlier at the age of 8 years old. As part of CDB, Andrew De Silva received an ARIA for highest selling single in 96 (Let’s Groove went Platinum), while the subsequent album Glide With Me achieved Gold Sales.
Today, De Silva looks upon his time with CDB fondly but with an eye to the future, his current sound is an updated version of the pop R&B that defined him during the nineties and is a sonically mature offering that couples honest song writing with genuinely soulful delivery. Never forgetting the era that defined him as a commercial artist, Andrew De Silva draws influence from the nineties musings of Lenny Kravitz, Terrence Trent Darby and Prince. While maintaining an understanding of how to make music accessible to a broad range of listeners, his lyrics are often conscious, message driven and with the increasingly rare capacity to write, arrange, mix and compose every aspect of the final audio product, listening to De Silva’s music is a moment of truth.
Along with leading support bands we are proud and delighted to present some of Australia’s Best Musicians as a wonderful incentive from Gold Coast City Council free of charge for the Gold Coast Public to enjoy.
See everyone down there from 6pm to 9pm September 29th at Board Water Parkland’s – Southport.