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Andy Roda

Andy Roda

Andy Roda


Andy Roda (born March 11) is a Danish-Filipino singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, instrumentalist and actor. Andy Roda the youngest child of two Filipino immigrants to Denmark. He grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark in a home with no music other than the radio and a limited vinyl record collection. He spent his formative years honing his craft singing in church, while alternating between classical pieces, sung with the Danish Boys Choir, and his favorite Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston songs Read more on Last.fm
Andy Roda (born March 11) is a Danish-Filipino singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, instrumentalist and actor. Andy Roda the youngest child of two Filipino immigrants to Denmark. He grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark in a home with no music other than the radio and a limited vinyl record collection. He spent his formative years honing his craft singing in church, while alternating between classical pieces, sung with the Danish Boys Choir, and his favorite Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston songs, which he performed at many of the local events. As a teenager Andy, was first signed to an independent label, but later discovered by Virgin Records, after a song he had written for his school's musical production had created a buzz amongst his peers, and found its way to the managing director. The original title "Jeg Græder" was later translated and recorded as "I'm Cryin'" for his debut release. After graduating from Skt.

Annæ Gymnasium, Andy released his self written and co-produced debut album “DISH” on Virgin Records in 1999. After a tour he recorded a second album for Virgin Records. Although the album was never released due to a change of regime at the company, Andy relocated with the company's blessing to New York City where he now resides. Andy Roda first appeared on National TV in America when he competed in the "Next Big Star" (a spin off to "Star Search"). Andy took home the runner up spot in the grand finale of the competition. In New York City the singer established himself as a live act, by performing regularly in many of the leading live venues in town.

In fact during an open mic night at Ashford & Simpson's Sugarbar, Andy wowed the audience and as well as the legendary hit makers, who refers to Andy as "a triple threat" with his rendition of the classic Prince tune "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore". Soon Andy found himself opening for r'n'b singer Jon B, and he was also a featured artist at an event for Alicia Keys. In 2007 Andy Roda released “Shake Yo Thang” and wrote and produced “Real Man” for Philippine superstar Vina Morales, and “Dancing Naked” for girl group the Kitty Girls, which was released on the “SupahDance Album” by Star Records. The album received a Gold Award in 2008 as well as a 24K Dance Award. In 2007 Andy founded POGI Entertainment, mainly focusing on releasing his material. The first release was the EP-single “Aiyahh” (pron: Ahh-ee-ahh) which became part of an International PUMA Fragrance Campaign, covering 15 European countries.

7 Digital and PUMA who launched the campaign estimated over 100.000 clicks and downloads during Andy's promotion. Andy wrote and produced “Samson’s Hair” for the upcoming Hollywood teen romantic movie “Love At First Hiccup”, which is to be launched in 2009. He also arranged and produced a new song for Red Cross International entitled “Song For The Forgotten” which features the vocals of Danish singer/actress and philanthropist Monique Spartalis. As a singer/actor, Andy starred as the leading character “Randy” in the musical production “Filipinos In America” in 2008, depicting Filipino-American’s rise to success in the US. In 2009, Andy toured with Danish superstar Thomas Helmig, as a backing vocalist, adding not only his stage shows but also his studio recordings. In 2011 the "Superstar" single was released through POGI Entertainment. The Official Music Video marks Andy Rodas debut as a director and visual effects animator.

In June "Love Is In Your Heart" single was released through POGI Entertainment in collaboration with Uniform Beat/Playground Music Scnadinavia. At the Eurovision Song Contest In 2014 Andy was a backing vocalist in Danish representative Basim's performance of "Cliche Love Song". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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