Andrea has music in her soul, and talent flowing thru her veins. Not many entertainers are able to match the drive, and passion she emits with every note from her vocal cords. A quote from her nationally known vocal coach Russ Faith (whose accomplishments include teaching such stars as Broadway’s “Annie” Andrea McCardle, and the current Frankie Valli role in “Jersey Boys” Jarrod Specter) was simple; “she’s got it.” He is so right!
From a young age, being trained by the music industry elite, the pattern continued as Andrea matured and expanded her musical ability. Andrea wowed crowds made up of peers and teachers all throughout grade school. Andrea was voted “most musical” in a student body exceeding 1,000, and went on to compete in a PA state jazz competition of pros, winning the title of first runner up in her junior year of high school! Andrea’s talents were recognized and rewarded with a scholarship her senior year of high school to attend summer classes at Boston’s world-renowned Berkley College of Music after graduation. Andrea then attended Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music on full scholarship where she was, and still is mentored/coached by the infamous Jazz trumpet player Terrell Stafford.
Other Key facts about Andrea’s Musical Career:
Andrea has worked with Peter Nero’s Philly Pops & the Philadelphia Orchestra as they performed the annual Nutcracker Suite at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music.
Andrea was part of an original four member female vocal group called “Dream” that had a developmental contract thru Jive records for two years.
She performed with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Grammy Jazz Choir and was one of their few soloists.
Andrea sings the national anthem at many Temple University men’s basketball games.
Andrea also worked with Bobby Morganstein’s Beat Street Entertainment, where she was the lead vocalist / master of ceremonies for all his regional entertainers for several years.
Andrea has been trained & certified as a CMP Master of Ceremonies.
Andrea currently works as lead vocalist for the following bands…
Purple Reign Smash Radio Double Play One Love FM
Andrea has opened or contributed backup vocals with the following artists & bands…
Chubby Checker The Stylistics The Blue Notes The Tramps Martha & the Vandellas Billy Carducci Charlie Gracie
Guitar / Vocals
Nick Canzanese, guitarist & lead vocalist, started his musical journey playing drums at the tender age of 8 until he was about 12 years old. One day Nick realized he had no one else to play music with and he found himself banging on the drums by himself. His brother, who is a guitarist, turned Nick on to his instrument of choice. Nick took it and made it his own.
He has played the guitar ever since with such bands as Alien, Daybreak, Angel Heart, and Midnight Hour. He has brought all of his hard-earned talent with him to his most recent band, Smash-Radio. Nick has played with Smash-Radio since its inception in 2001. He continues to stretch his talent to the limits.
Nick credits The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Alice Cooper, and Grand Funk Railroad as some of his major influences.