PEI-based songwriter, performer and educator, Andrew Waite has unveiled a video for his single, “Faith“. “Faith” actually reached #1 on the East Coast Countdown back in April 2019.
The single is off of his award-winning album, Tremors which was released in September 2018 and was the recipient of the Music PEI 2019 Rock Recording of the Year, along with garnering nominations for Album of the Year and Solo Recording of the Year.
Check out the brand new video below, and find out more about Andrew via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Sure. I’m a songwriter, performer, and educator based out of Prince Edward Island. I recently released my debut full-length solo record, Tremors, recorded here in PEI with some of the east coast’s best musicians.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
The record is rock. Last year the album was awarded Rock Recording of the Year from Music PEI. My writing style doesn’t always fit that genre though. It is a hard thing to describe. You will have to listen to it yourself!
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We’re currently booking a large tour for 2020/2021. This year we have a major hometown show in Charlottetown at the Mack on February 29th (it only comes once every 4 years!). The Mack in
Charlottetown is a wonderful venue to play. Our show will be energetic and diverse, ranging from full rock numbers with a horn section to more intimate storytelling songs and everything in between. FACTOR has funded a video project for this show so the entire thing will be filmed to be released on YouTube. Find us there and check it out.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
My favourite Candian artists… there are quite a few, and it’s tough to narrow the list down. Currently, I’ve been listening to a lot of Dan Mangan, Kathleen Edwards, and Amelia Curran. All three of these artists I admire, especially for their lyricism. And we can’t forget the Arkells. They are an inspiration to any current Canadian rock band.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.