An experimental and self taught singer and
hailing from South East London, Andreya Triana grew up submerged in a
multicultural atmosphere. A unique vocalist, Andreya begun singing at
the tender age of 7 taking influence from the sights and sounds of
inner city London.
Her early love and passion for music would see her
locked in her bedroom for hours on end writing poetry, making homemade
mix tapes and recording tracks - utilising two battered cassette decks
to record harmonies.
Her early love of improvisation would warp and change over the years,
hugely influencing her 'Freeflo Sessions' - a hypnotic one woman show
using a sampler to loop vocals, percussive sounds and beats live. To
date she has taken her Freeflo Sessions worldwide, dazzling audiences
far and wide with her cutting edge and soulful performances.
2006 saw her selected from thousands to take part in the Red Bull Music
Academy in Australia where she further developed her style for
improvisation and secured links with some of the best producers and
musicians on the music scene.
Multiple collaborations ensued daily at the Academy, 'Tea Leaf Dancers'
a collaboration with glitchy hip hop producer Flying Lotus (released on
Warp Records) was a product of this and has been her most successful
musical venture to date. Hailed as a classic while getting rave reviews
from Benji B and Gilles Petersonon while getting airplay on Annie Mac's
Radio One show. It was this track that also caught the attention of
Ninja Tune stalwart Bonobo.
2009 has been an eventful year for Miss Triana, touring America and
Canada with the Bonobo live band, playing on the BBC Introducing stage
at Glastonbury showcasing new material and signing a three album deal
with Ninja Tune Records.
2010 will see the release of her album Lost Where I Belong, produced by
jazzy beat master Bonobo. Fellow Ninja Tune Records singer and
superstar songwriter Fink also stepped up to co-write two tracks for
the album. Lost Where I Belong is a beautifully honest album combining
Soul, Folk, Jazz and Bonobo's cinematic magic for a highly anticipated
and hotly tipped debut... watch out for Andreya Triana!