Andrea Alvarez

Independent

Andrea Alvarez

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About

Paiste Artist Since
September 1994

Nationality
Argentina

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.andreaalvarez.com

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Setup

Andrea Alvarez

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
18" 2002 Crash
22" 2002 Ride
19" 2002 Crash
20" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Swish (discontinued)

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Drummer, singer and composer with a prominent career both as a solo artist and alongside the most important names in both argentinian and international popular music (Soda Stereo, Divididos, Charly Garcìa, Attaque 77, Los Rodríguez, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, among many others). As a solo artist, she has released 4 records: Andrea Alvarez (2001), Dormís? (2006), Doble A (2008, produced by Jim Diamond) and Y lo dejamos venir (2015 and nominated for «Best rock album» for the Latin Grammys 2016). Her work was recognise with an award as the «Best female rock artist of the decade» form the Konex Foundation, wich is one of the most prestigious in Argentina. She was the first artist to create a quality audiovisual record of her work at the studio (Doble A en vivo en Estutio ION) that was distributed online with free access. She also runs her own website, where she blogs constantly, and complements her work as a drum teacher releasing online demostration videos, as the ones made with the bass player Lonnie Hillyer (Lonnie’s Hillyer grooves). Andrea also promotes drumming and the diffusion of emergent music as the argentinian embassador for the «Hit Like a Girl» (international contest for female drummers) and as a jury in the argentinian contest TV show «Rock del país». Currently she’s part of the permanent band of the famous actress and singer Natalia Oreiro and she´s working in her EP, in which she presents 4 new songs and their videos.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds