Andrea Menard-River






WCMA Nomination!
May 7, 2015

My album, Lift, got a nod at the Western Canadian Music Awards this year! It is nominated for the “Aboriginal Recording of the Year.” The WCMAs and the BreakOut West 2015 music conference takes place in Victoria, BC – Sept 17th-20th.

I thank my co-writer and producer, Robert Walsh, for his role(s) in creating such a satisfying album. Thanks Bob!



The Switch – First Transgender Comedy
April 24th, 2015

I landed a role in the first transgender sitcom, The Switch, directed by Leo-winning director, Jem Gerrand. Its a funny script and I feel privileged to play such a great comedic role in this groundbreaking series.



National Aboriginal Day
June 20, 2015

I will be playing at Canada Place in Vancouver for National Aboriginal Day on Saturday, June 20th. Its an afternoon show, and this marks my first Vancouver NAD gig. Feeling like I’m settling in to Vancouver just perfectly. Bring the family and friends and come down to celebrate a beautiful day of Aboriginal culture.

I will be joined by Robert Walsh and Kim Brandt.



Truth & Reconciliation Commission CD
May 15, 2015

I am honoured to have my song, My Neighbourhood (along with Robert Walsh) selected for the Truth & Reconciliation Commission compilation cd. This cd will be used as an educational tool for schools and universities when learning about the multi-generational effects of the residential school system. My Neighbourhood was released on my Simple Steps album, which was produced by Robert Walsh. The TRC cd has not been released yet, (I will make sure you get the details,) but if you are looking to hear the song, please go to my website and have a listen. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/simple-steps/id265947256



More Concerts!
October 22, 2014

Its been a whirlwind year for me and my new album, Lift, and I can’t seem to get enough. So here are a few more upcoming concerts:


Edmonton
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014 Métis Recognition Dinner
Northlands Expo Centre
7300 - 116 Ave NW
5:00pm – Business Mixer & Silent Auction
6:30pm – Dinner
$125 a ticket - Please RSVP to lsavill@rupertsland.org (780) 801-9977



Edmonton
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Café Bicyclette
004 La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 St. NW)
8:30pm - $20
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/andrea-menard-concert-edmonton-tickets-13766232171"



Calgary
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bali and Beyond
720 17th Ave SW
8:00pm - $20
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/andrea-menard-concert-calgary-tickets-13761447861



Calgary
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Centre for Spiritual Living
SAIT Campus Centre - Orpheus Theatre
10:30am - By donation



Saskatoon
Monday, November 17, 2014

Fletcher House Concert
7:30 pm - $20
Please RSVP or call 306-955-2527 to reserve spots



German Film Production – "Maple Bay Lodge"
October 20, 2014

I landed my first role in a German film production, which was shot on the beautiful Bowen Island and around Vancouver. The mix of Canadian and German cast and crew was a real treat. I even learned a few German words! I hear there is word that they might be back next year....fingers crossed.



Blackstone Season 4
October 15, 2014

Just found out that Blackstone Season 4 debuts on APTN on November 11th! Check your local times. I am so excited to see the gang in action.



Prepare for LIFT off!
April 4, 2014

The official release date of Andrea’s new album, Lift, is May 3, 2014. The 12 uplifting tunes, written by Andrea and Robert Walsh, will be available on iTunes. Hard copies of the CD will be available from Indie Pool.

Join The Lift Expedition – Andrea will be touring to the following cities during May & June: (They are still adding dates so please keep abreast of the website or facebook event).

May 11, 2014 - Saskatoon
Broadway Theatre - 715 Broadway Avenue
7pm
Tickets: $22 - Box Office: 306-652-6556 http://www.broadwaytheatre.ca

May 14, 2014 - Calgary
Self Connection Books - 125- 4611 Bowness Rd NW
8pm
Tickets: $20 at door or online at http://www.cartville.com/app/?af=1584366

May 16, 2014 - Edmonton
Jeffrey’s Café & Wine Bar - 9640 - 142nd Street
9pm
Tickets: $10 at door or by phone 780-451-8890

May 23, 2014 - Vancouver
Vancouver Unitarian Church - 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak)
8pm
Tickets: $22 in person or by phone 604-737-8858 at Banyen Books & Sound, $25 at door,

June 16, 2014 - Toronto
Musideum - Suite 133, 401 Richmond Street West
8pm
Tickets: $20 at door or by phone 416-599-7323

June 23, 2014 - Winnipeg
Exchange Community Church - 75 Albert Street
7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 at door



This Coming May
February 16, 2014

It looks like May is going to be a busy month for me! I am debuting my symphony show, “I Am Andrea Menard” with the Regina Symphony on May 3rd. Get your tickets here: http://reginasymphony.com/concerts/item/?n=68

PLUS... I'm launching my new cd, Lift, on the same day! Yes, it is time. Lift is finally ready to be released to the world. We are doing 3 launch concerts:
Saskatoon – May 11, Edmonton – May 16 , Vancouver – May 23. Stay tuned for more details.

Plus, Blackstone got greenlit and we’ll be shooting our 4th season in April and May. Its gonna be a great month!



Two 4 One
February 15, 2014

I worked with Gavin Crawford on a new feature called, "Two 4 One" written and directed by Maureen Bradley. Watch for it!



Kindness Sings Concert
October 8, 2013

I’ve been asked to join the stellar line-up for Brock Tully’s “Kindness Sings” Concert and Book Launch. With a whole bunch of musical support, Brock, The Kindness Man, will be releasing his new book to the world on Oct. 28th at the Unity Church (41st & Oak Street, Vancouver). I feel so lucky to be involved because, once again, I’m working with a community of Kindred Hearts and Music Messengers who want to make a difference in the world.
Tickets can be purchased here:
http://www.brocktully.brownpapertickets.com/



Regina Symphony Orchestra
October 8, 2013

It’s official. I will be launching my new symphony show, I Am Andrea Menard, with the Regina Symphony Orchestra on May 3, 2014. Its a theatrical, semi-autobiographical, orchestrated jazz romp through my life! Charles Cozens will be conducting this debut performance as we return to the Conexus Arts Centre with the wonderful RSO.
Go here for tickets:
http://reginasymphony.com/concerts/item/?n=68



Blackstone Season 3
Sept 25, 2013

Its here! The latest season of Blackstone is airing on APTN on Wednesday nights! I think fans of Debbie Fraser are going to have fun this season. We go through some good, gritty stuff! See you on Wednesdays.



Arctic Air
September 15, 2013

I landed a guest star role on Arctic Air! I finally get to go play with my pals Adam Beach, Carmen Moore, and Nathaniel Arcand. The fabulous Martin Wood will be directing. I will let you know when we are closer to the airdate!



Return of the Bell of Batoche
July 13, 2013

Come on out to Batoche, SK for a historical event in Canadian history! I’ve written a song called, “The Return of the Bell of Batoche” written with my co-writer, Robert Walsh especially for the actual Return of the Bell historical ceremony at 4:00pm, Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at the Back to Batoche Festival Grounds. I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing event!




LIFT
July 3, 2013

Robert and I have been travelling all over the prairies recording the bed tracks and vocals for my next album, LIFT!! It is sounding fantastic. I can’t wait to get this music out to the world!




Hard Rock Medical
June 5, 2013

My new tv series on TVO, Hard Rock Medical, is attracting fans from all over Ontario and beyond. Check out the episodes online and fall in love with the crazy med students from the North:
http://www.hardrockmedical.com

And check out my blog on the Huffington Post about my character, Eva Malone:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/andrea-menard/hard-rock-medical-tvo_b_3473112.html




Indiegogo Lift Campaign
April 30, 2013

You did it! You helped me raise over $12,000 to record my next album, Lift! Thank you thank you thank you. I promise you this will be my best album yet.