Melissa Bel’s “Don’t Forget to Breathe”

June 4th, 2013 Comments (0)

I’m excited to introduce you to Melissa Bel’s new record “Don’t Forget to Breathe” which contains 3 songs cowritten by Melissa, me and Arun Chaturvedi. Check out “Homeless”, “All the Wrong Things,” and “C’est La Vie” here!

 

Hope & Other Sins – #1 on FolkRoots chart!

April 23rd, 2014 Comments (0)

After spending a number of years writing songs for pop stars and indie country, pop & blues artists, Andrea England is riding the wave of her critically acclaimed CD produced by award winning producer/ guitarist Colin Linden (Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Bruce Coburn, Emmylou Harris) and featuring such special guest musicians as Bruce Brody (Lone Justice, Rickie Lee Jones), Dan Dugmore (James Taylor), Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Miranda Lambert) and Gordie Sampson (Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves).

“Hope & Other Sins,” has topped the GalaxyFolk Roots chart late and was the fifth most played album on their year-end chart. With roots radio support across Canada and critical acclaim from US and Canadian press, England is set to release her first US single, “Laundry” to radio in June 2014.

Here’s what folks are saying:

“Andrea continues to prove her talent with words is no flash in the pan. The stories are decorated in wonderful images and turn of phrase. Many songwriters sing and write fairly good melodies but to catch that ear with a clever line in a lyric over and over is talent of a rare kind. Joni Mitchell has it, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Prine, Lucinda Williams and several others – who are famous. Despite still flying below their radar, Andrea deserves the special attention for her detailed, concise writing ability and fine voice. She is economical in her approach but the recipe is flavorful, consistent and memorable.” – John Apice, No Depression

“…This makes the world a better place. If there’s a Juno for unaffected innocence it should go to this second release by Sand Point, Nova Scotian born singer/songwriter, coming off a seven year hiatus since the 2005 debut release of her debut, Lemonade. Hope & Other Sins 10 neatly crafted country leaning-songs are tunefully melodic and believable in their straightforward narratives. The now-Toronto based artist has the enviable quality of sounding exactly like the characters she’s created…” – Peter Goddard, The Toronto Star

For more info, visit www.andreaengland.com!

 

Roveena records “Love will Light the Way”

April 23rd, 2014 Comments (0)

Toronto-based Roveena has recorded “Love Will Light the Way,” written by Andrea England, Liz Rodrigues, and Luke McMaster for her debut recording, Perfect World, and the reviews are in:

“The debut EP of Sri Lankan born Roveena is intoxicating, dramatic and emotionally provocative” (Ponoka News).

“This sets it apart from the majority of pop music churned out by record companies these days” (Yorkton This Week).

Buy your iTunes copy today!

 

Killer Love goes GOLD in the UK!

November 10th, 2013 Comments (0)

Earlier this week, Andrea was excited to receive a gold record certification for her contribution of “Casualty” (A.England/Liz Rodrigues, Maven Boys/Bo-i1da) to Nicole Scherzinger’s (Pussy Cat Dolls) debut solo album Killer Love, which has sold well in excess of 100,000 records in the UK!

 

Hope & Other Sins on iTunes!

June 26th, 2012 Comments (0)

 

Picture of You

September 11th, 2011 Comments (0)

I wrote this lyric shortly after visiting Ground Zero for the first time, and seeing the impact that the Memorial had on those visiting it that day, five years after the fact. For them, time stood still. Now, almost ten years later, I’m sure the impact is the same.

This song is in recognition that a pain so profound never really completely goes away:  it stays with us forever. Thankfully, in the end, so does love.


ComScore

If you’re on iPhone or iPad, you can listen here:
PICTURE OF YOU by ANDREA ENGLAND by Lemonade Factory Music

I walked all over Chelsea
Trying to get you off my mind
Caught the A train going the wrong way
To the new end of the line
There used to be a station underneath that avenue
But now there’s just a picture of you

The wallpaper is peeling
And the beams are falling down
Signs say these are remnants
Of a Godforsaken town
And an acid rain is falling from a sky no longer blue
Falling on these pictures of you

Candles glowing, sirens blowing silence in the air
Not for nothing, winter’s coming earlier this year

This coffee shop is empty
And the street is bare as bones
Not a rat is stirring
Or straying far from home
And I say you’re on vacation but they all know the truth
Letting go is not easy to do

With Candles glowing, sirens blowing silence in the air
Not for nothing, winter’s coming earlier this year
Candles glowing, sirens blowing violence in the air
Not for nothing, winter’s coming earlier each year

I still walk all over Chelsea
Trying to get you off my mind
I take the A train going the wrong way
To the new end of the line

There used to be a station underneath that avenue
But now there’s just a picture of you
Now there’s just a picture of you
Now there is a picture of you.

Lyric by Andrea England, Music by Andrea England & Dave Milliken
Produced by Colin Linden
From  upcoming Album, Hope & Other Sins (2012)

Copyright 2011, Lemonade Factory Music

 

Andrea England – Hope & Other Sins

April 30th, 2011 Comments (0)

Andrea’s own upcoming album, Hope & Other Sins will be released in Spring 2012. Produced in Nashville and Toronto by Colin Linden (Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams, The Band), the album features an eclectic cast of songs, stories, musicians and special guests you won’t soon forget. More news to come on this shortly!

 

Nicole Scherzinger

April 28th, 2011 Comments (0)

Killer Love

(Interscope)

Featuring the song “Casualty,” co-written with Liz Rodrigues and Bret Ryan. Produced by Boi-1da with additional production from the Mavin Boys.

Nicole has already topped the UK charts with a #1 single in the first week of the album’s release. The Album itself debuted at #8 on the UK Top 40!

 

Miss Dominique

April 24th, 2011 Comments (0)

Si Je N’Etais Pas Moi

(Sony BMG) France

Features Andrea’s co-write “Seule Sous Les Projecteurs,” which Andrea first wrote with Sherry St. Germaine & Pat Wright in English (the English version is called “Ain’t No Other Way). Dominique Michalon, Nouvelle Star (France’s Americal Idol) finalist, then made it her own, with this French adaptation.

 

Edu del Prado

April 23rd, 2011 Comments (0)

Siento El Calor

(Warner) France

Features the song “Find The Freak,” which Andrea wrote with Rebecca Valadez &  John Acosta.

 

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