New Release: Sexclusive
Genre: Pop, soul, funk
Having experience as a producer in (online) media and television, Andy van Amelrooy started at a young age in the world of showbiz. Next to his love for entertainment on screen, his musical passion was to remix songs every now and then. Not being aware of his own vocal capacity, people were telling him ‘to do more with that voice' when recording a voiceover or perform in a local karaoke bar. First, all just for fun… A desire to become a television host was soon replaced when Andy found out that he was able to write and produce songs for himself.
Being the singer a local improvised band, he would do covers from famous 80's acts like Spandau Ballet and TOTO on Sunday nights in Amsterdam's city center. In the meantime, working on several demos for a first release. Andy's development was gaining momentum when producing his first single ‘Sexclusive', getting in touch with platinum award-winning producer John Douglas (Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Tina Turner) who told him ‘go get them!'.
He then persuaded Dorona Alberti, lead singer of the popular Dutch jazz band ‘Gare du Nord', to record a duet version of ‘Sexclusive' and got the song on rotation around the world. Mainly the US, South Africa, Australia, and the Netherlands. Both local and national radio coverage.
Currently, Andy is writing and producing more songs for his first EP that are influenced by the 80's and early 90's era. A time in music that Andy’s really passionate about. Andyva Music will bring you original songs with some old school flavor. Attached to the project is composer, orchestrator, and producer Bart Delissen, who is on board since the first single. Both Bart and Andy are born and operating from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Being a musician and to write and produce stuff is completely me. For a long time, I was quite focused on the television industry I was in first. To become a host of some kind of game show. But people kept telling me 'you have to do something with your voice'. As I was always busy with producing my own stuff or for other media companies, producing music was the moment when everything came together for me. The writing, the music, the voice. Music and music software have always been with me since I was very young, so I basically learned myself how to edit and stuff.
I was born in the 90's but I am absolutely in love with music from the 80's.
That's why I wanna go back to that era. There was so much more passion in songwriting back then.
My theory is, because there were little ways of communication, people were writing and putting more emotion into songwriting. I wanna bring that back in the formula of ANDYVA. And I think it fits my voice as well.
The whole EP and eventually album will be in this style.
joegallagherjrI’m an 80’s baby
gypsy4evermusicI look forward to listening to your music! I’m an 80’s baby :) I love all kinds of music from 50’s to modern.
xcess_musiquesup Indiemusicspin You do this?
jacquelinejaxI was listening to your song today. I see what your going for and I enjoyed your song.
darinjellisonmusicI think a lot of people will respond positively to something that feels 80s. I hear it in a lot of new releases these days. The new Muse tracks, for example.
thekristinmouraI wanna go back to 90s...
thecocoscottThat sounds really interesting!