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ANDREA BENZ

Guitarist | Singer | Music Teacher

Andrea Benz is a professional guitar player and singer from Switzerland. She is lead guitar player in several country bands and works as session guitarist. Her playing style is a unique blend of 90ies country chicken pickin style and the earlier jazzy western swing style. Besides playing, she teaches guitar and music theory at a music school.

 

ABOUT

Andrea grew up in a small village in Switzerland, not far from Zurich.  She started playing guitar at the age of 8, but it was not until her teen age years that she really took to the instrument and started playing for hours daily. She grew up listening to country music and has always been fascinated by the traditional and authentic country sound. After attending college in the States and finishing her BA degree in Switzerland in multilingual communication, she started working in marketing / event management in an international finance and consulting firm. She´s always spent most of her free time playing music and doing shows on the weekends. Soon she decided to pursue her dream and gave it a shot doing music professionally. She got accepted into Music College and graduated with a BA of Arts in jazz & popular music, majoring in electric guitar.

She won several awards, such as the Swiss Country Music Award. In 2018, she won the Rising Star Award at an international Country Music Award in Texas with the Austrian country band The Groovecake Factory. She has spent quite some time in America, played several gigs in Nashville, and shared the stage with various US country stars such as Paul Overstreet, Dale Watson, Buddy Jewell and Michael Peterson. Calling Zurich home, she currently plays with several bands, mostly around Germany and Austria. She´s also part of the musicians network of the E.U. Band where she got to play guitar for Nashville legend Charlie McCoy and Farewell Angelina among others. Her playing style is a unique blend of 90ies country chicken pickin style and the earlier jazzy western swing style. Besides playing, she teaches guitar and music theory at a music school.

 
 

BANDS

Andrea currently plays for the following bands:

 

ANDREA BENZ (Solo / Duo with Jessie)

Guitar and voice – and pure country music

AUSTIN FREEMAN BAND
(USA)

Texan singer/songwriter Austin Freeman and his Honky Tonk Extraordinaries play the real authentic country music.

E.U.BAND
(FR / DE / GB / CH)

This band a major household name on the International Country scene, and regularly backs North American Country artists during their European tours.

PIANOBEAT
(CH)

The only party band for your event!

SHOWS 2019

January 12

AUSTIN FREEMAN BAND

The Four Corners Music Hall, Germany

February 9

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY

Country Music Messe, Berlin, Germany

February 14

E.U. BAND backing MICHAEL PETERSON

Intl. Country Music Festival Albisgüetli, Switzerland

April 13

AUSTIN FREEMAN BAND

The Four Corners Music Hall, Germany

April 26

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY

Country Music Night, Schärding, Austria

April 27

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY

Donau Cruise, Vienna, Austria

May 11

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY

Country Music Festival H-Town 2019 |  Herzogenburg, Austria, from 6pm

June 2

SOUTHERN UNISON

Brunch with live Country Music. Four Corners Music Hall in Untermeitingen, Germany, 10am

June 13

DALE WATSON AND HIS LONESTARS

Guest appearance, Four Corners Music Hall in Untermeitingen, Germany

June 14

DALE WATSON AND HIS LONESTARS

Guest appearance, Four Corners Music Hall in Untermeitingen, Germany

June 22

ANDREA BENZ

Private show, Zurich, Switzerland

June 29

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY

Country Music Festival Daubitz, Germany, 1pm

July 17

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY

DDSG Country Themenfahrt |  Wien Handelskai, Austria, 7pm

July 19

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY

Schloss Walpersdorf, Herzogenburg, Austria

July 20

ANDREA BENZ & MARINA JAY

Opener for Paul Overstreet at Four Corners Music Hall, Germany, 8.30pm

August 2

AUSTIN FREEMAN BAND

Big Horn Ranch, Nuremberg, Germany, 8pm

August 3

AUSTIN FREEMAN BAND

German - American Volksfest, Grafenwoehr, Germany

August 17

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY

Countryfestival Frutigen, Switzerland, 7.30pm

August 23

E.U. BAND backing FAREWELL ANGELINA (USA)

Country Rock Festival Salardu, Spain

August 27

E.U. BAND backing FAREWELL ANGELINA (USA)

Country Festival Nice, France

August 29

PIANOBEAT

Zurich, Switzerland, Private

October 18

CLOUDSILVER

Bücheler Huus, Kloten, Switzerland

November 29

ANDREA BENZ (Duo)

Live at Romantikhotel Säntis in 9050 Appenzell, Switzerland

December 27

ANDREA BENZ (Duo)

Live at Unplugged Night at Chillout Club in Boswil, Switzerland

April 17 - April 25, 2020

ANDREA BENZ (Duo)

Live at Country Music Cruise 2020, Mediterranean Sea

May 1, 2020

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY

Country Festival Herzogenburg, Austria

 

THE GROOVECAKE FACTORY
(AT)

Young and groovy country-pop band from Austria. Winner of the rising star award at Texas Sounds International Country Music Award.

GUITAR LESSONS

Learn how to play guitar
Lessons in German & English for every level

 
 
 

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