Tiara n Andrew

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Tiara & Andrew are an acoustic pop duo from Brunswick County va. Taken pride in their clean music, you can be assured that any and everyone can enjoy their sound. To best describe it is as a vibe with a message behind it . They have been both in a relationship and bandmates for 8 years. From high school to adulthood their soul purpose for pursuing music was to spread love, positive and good energy to the world. So far they have released an album (Blue) and a single (Roller Skates ) which you can find on any major music platform . Tiara is the songwriter while Andrew is the soul instrumentalist. However, the both alternate between , guitar ,bass, keyboard, and ukulele

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

As musicians, Tiara & Andrew's soul purpose is to inspire while creating a safe, relatable place for their fans to unwind. Music, lyrics specifically, have the power to move people, create emotion, or even cause an event to take place. having that knowledge, Tiara & Andrew have always aimed for creating a good vibe with a message.

What is your music dream?

Tiara & Andrew's dream is to become mainstream but not famous. the ability to still be able to control their schedules and connections with fans without the pressures of Hollywood knocking on their door. Tiara said it best when told how local musicians are not "real" musicians. she stated, "the amount of work that local musicians put in goes noticed. we are our own managers, sound guy, social media team; we load and unload our own equipment. But I wouldn't trade it for the world. there is a certain sense of love and peace when you play intimate setting like your local coffee shop or Sofar. you actually meet the people who came to see you . Sometimes you make life long friends. Sure concerts are great, but that moment when after your show when someone walks up to you and says, 'I needed tonight, thank you.' you know its all worth it."

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The old teachings or male and female roles in society. That alone carries a lot of the weight of what is wrong with the world. Sexism. homophobia, xenophobia, to name a few, all derive from the idea that there was a mold created long ago and we have to fit it. Tiara's lyrics rebel against the very core of that logic.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

For Tiara it would have to be " I Could Only Imagine" by MercyMe. Tiara grew up in the Nation of Islam so christian rock music was not aloud in their home. However, the melody made her cry the first time it touched her ears so she would often wait until her parents would leave, type it up on YouTube and blast it on repeat throughout the house for hours! For Andrew it was the song " Express Yourself" by Charles Wright. It was one of his favorite songs as a kid and also the first song he learned on bass guitar.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

So many! Hozier, Angus & Julia Stone , Allen Stone, Sia , Whitney Houston, Twenty one Pilots Mumford & Sons, Jimmie Hendrix, Greta Van Fleet, Foster the People , Alicia Keys...etc..

What inspires you to make music?

All walks of life really. We can get inspired by a tv show one minuet and from someone's or our own life experience the next.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

to put it into single words, love, peace, and positive energy. okay that was two words. But Tiara & Andrew aim to inspire just like the greats before them .

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

right before we hop on stage I can basically feel myself passing out but as soon as we start its the greatest feeling in the entire world! -Tiara

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The way music is today is a blessing and a curse. Now, if you want to follow your dreams you can, without a doubt, be successful. However, music has become a popularity contest leaving singer-songwriter's or music with depth in last place. If you have an 808 beat and auto-tune , no disrespect we all listen to it, but chances are you are going to make it. Bringing something new to that table slims your chances . More diversity is how it can improve.

What do you think of Drooble?

We are still trying to figure it out.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Self doubt. It's crazy, you can be AMAZING at what you do but there will always be that little voice saying your not special.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Definitely! We try to go out to shows when we are free. Buy their music and share their stuff.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I would like to say originality and authenticity but that's not very popular these days. If you REALLY want to be heard makes something catchy. There are a small percentage of us out there who crave originality though.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Locally Taesean Blanding ,Tasha Thomas, Rock Kelly ,Jonothan Facka, Mitchel Evans, Emma Garrell, Kailen Kreech, to name a few.