Rated ★★★ 1/2: DownBeat Magazine (Peter Margasak)
The best tracks deliver her pretty, twisting melodies with assuredly subdued, whispery singing over jagged yet spare instrumental arrangements that skim bits of rock, reggae and funk.
Rated ★★★★: Rolling Stone Magazine BR (Marcus Preto)
(...) astonishing. If this album became a reference, Brazilian music’s future would be brilliant.
Andreia Dias is one of the most original Brazilian singer-songwriters of this generation. Her intriguing melodies and sharp lyrics make her music different from anything else. Her live performances with her band have been captivating audiences around Brazil.
Known for her part at DonaZica and Banda Glória, Andreia has just released her much awaited solo debut; Vol. 1 strikes us with 11 songs (all composed by Andreia; 2 together with Iara Rennó) performed by Gui Kastrup (drums), Marcelo Jeneci (keyboard), Luque Barros (bass) and Fernando Catatau (guitar). The CD was released by Brazilian independent label Scubidu Records and distributed worldwide, both physically and digitally, by Tratore (where to find? www.tratore.com.br)
Vol. 1 has received high praise from specialized publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine and other Brazilian newspapers. One of Andreia´s songs, Asas, an answer to Brazilian guitar legend Paulinho da Viola, is collecting prizes at GarageBand.com
. The track has been awarded Track of the Week, Best Female Vocals and Rocking Track many times over the last months.
Apart of her solo career, Andreia can be seen performing with Banda Glória, a big band of twenty-something musicians playing a full array of Brazilian music in São Paulo and with DonaZica, a band she co-founded with Iara Rennó and Anelis Assumpção, widely recognized as a result of the Vanguarda Paulistana movement in the 80s. She is currently pre-producing her 2nd solo album; no release date is defined yet.