What would losing loved ones and losing your vision in just a short few years do to a person? The answers may vary, but for Andrew Farstar, these personal tragedies have been his driving force to pursue a career in music.
“It was like a slap on my face, reminding me how short life is…” says Andrew who lost his brother-in-law and a lady friend (both from cancer) in late 2015.
Andrew Farstar has a natural talent for music, that is for sure. But what makes him unique is his approach to music itself. He has quite a varied repertoire ranging through Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Classical Crossover and EDM. He can effortlessly perform all these genres of music, showcasing his vocal abilities to craft his music into an art form.
To add to his uniqueness, he can also sing in different languages. To date he has sung in English, Italian, Japanese and Chinese -- all by memorising the words.
Currently, Andrew has had thousands of YouTube views of his music videos, thousands of airplays on radio stations in Europe and North America, and rave reviews from several prominent blogs & media.
Apart from composing and writing his songs, Andrew also loves producing cover songs that he turns into his own. Overall, his music still gravitates towards the Adult Contemporary side, like a blend of Michael Buble and Air Supply.
Born and raised in Asia to a father, who used to play the violin as a hobby, has influenced his love of music. Although at first he was involved in church music, his passion for mainstream music is alive and well. His biggest influences are David Foster (producer for Whitney Houston, Michael Buble, Chicago & Josh Groban) and Frank Peterson (producer of Enigma, Sarah Brightman & Gregorian).
In his music production, Andrew takes the lead role in determining what sound he wants to create. His debut album was released in early 2017, which was then followed by a few singles. His cover songs of “When You Look in My Eyes”, “I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love” and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” are some of his most popular songs on Spotify, gaining thousands of listeners from all over the world.
When you follow Andrew Farstar’s musical journey, you can expect the unexpected with surprises along the way. You will never be able to guess which musical genre will be his next release, which makes his career exciting to follow!