Paris was born in Jacksonville, NC and raised in Waterbury, CT by his mother. His mom saw to it that he was well-versed in the Christian faith from his early years on. At the age of 5, Paris began to display an interest in music and began playing the drums and organ. During hard times, his mother, recognizing Andrae’s anointed artistic talents and gifts, sacrificed one of her paychecks and bought a Hammond Organ for him to practice on.
Paris was a natural musician who could play by ear. At the age of 7 years old, he began playing the organ for the local church’s youth choir, and he started teaching his songs to them. Sensing a need for change, Paris’s mother found a better job in Texas, and the family moved there with great expectations. He became the Minister of Music for a local church at the age of 15 years old, and began teaching them music that he had written in addition to training their voices. Andrae Paris has written & composed more than 300 songs, including instrumentals.
He has played behind Gospel greats, such as James Moore, Carneil Murrell, Douglas Miller, and Carolyn Trailer. His first album, “To the Broken-Hearted with Love”, received outstanding reviews from music critics. Because of the innovative sound and bass-line, fans old & young alike have been cheering for more. Paris received the Texas Award for this project.
On the aforementioned album, Andrae Paris also wrote & produced songs for artists such as Patricia Jacobs, who was the leading vocalist for “I Told the Storm” by Greg O’Quinn, & Mahamid from Starving Artist who later signed with Warner Brothers. His new album, “My Story, the Untold Truth”, is already receiving notoriety from record labels, artists, producers, music critics who all say the music is refreshing. Paris also produced and wrote the songs on his new album. Andrae says the purpose of this album is “to help send healing to the Body of Christ through ministry song, and to uplift the wounded members that have lost hope.” He looks forward to his future as an artist, songwriter, and producer and says “the best is yet to come”.
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