Andreya Triana

Andreya Triana press shot looking down

South East

Urban Music

An experimental, self taught singer and songwriter, Andreya was awarded an Urban Music grant in 2008 to support her with her artistic development.

Originally hailing from South East London, Andreya is currently based in Brighton. Her debut single Lost Where I Belong was released in 2010 and, like her critically acclaimed album of the same name, is produced by Simon Green aka Bonobo.

"A thing of perfect pitch, with control, riches, and a voice like a warm breeze"
Daily Mirror

"Effortlessly blends soul tradition, British roots and enticing new possibilities"
Metro 'One To Watch'

An Urban Music grant of £10,000 allowed her to finish her album quickly, hire rehearsal space, a musical director and musicians. She is currently on tour promoting her music across Europe and is one of the most promising talents the Fund has supported with their career.

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