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Andrea de Boer voice/violin
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About the ArtistFounded by singer/songwriter and violinist Andrea de Boer, Toronto’s blueVenus was described as “hypnotic and impressive” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) Germany’s national newspaper, de Boer’s voice is a blend of a sultry, bluesy Janis Joplin with the youthful wariness of Fiona Apple. Partnering with Juno Award-winners L. Stu Young to work on their 2004’s self-titled EP, and Matt DeMatteo to produce their first full-length, Grin, released in the fall of 2009.
With a unique blend of Indie Pop/Rock with Jazz and Latin influences, blueVenus has received many prominent acknowledgments, such as nominations at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and an honourable mention in the 2005 Billboard Song Contest. Appearances include touring Germany and appearing at Turkey’s Rocklstanbul Festival along with Garbage and Megadeth and performing at Canadian and US festivals, like Midpoint Music Festival, NXNE, CMW and NMW-New Music West.
Reached 26th in Best of Pop chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 7 weeks.
Reached 22nd in Best of Pop chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 12 weeks.
Top 10 in Indie Pop, June 2011
May 2010 Indie Pop
May 2010 Judging Excellence
Top 40 in Indie Pop, May 2011
Top 40 in Indie Pop, March 2011