Andrew De Silva
Celebrity available for hire, based in Victoria
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 pop.
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.
As a song writer, live performer and a session musician, Andrew De Silva is constantly busy. In the hard to penetrate local music industry De Silva's vocal diversity is an in-demand asset that has seen him work with some of the biggest names of the Aus music landscape, across various genres and projects. This, along with his command of the guitar and bass guitar has served to cement De Silva's reputation as an all-round musician.