ANDREW FARSTAR'S MUSIC
(released on February 14, 2017)
This is Andrew Farstar’s debut album featuring both original and cover songs including “Top of the World” (The Carpenters), “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” (Dusty Springfield) and “Walk On By” (Dionne Warwick).
Farstar’s music has been likened to Michael Buble and Michael Franks meet Air Supply. A blend of smooth Jazz and soft Rock / Adult Contemporary…but listeners will notice other interesting musical styles in this album.
“Top of the World” has been transformed into a pleasant big band tune, while “Walk On By” is now a soothing bossanova number. “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” has been transformed into a jazzy pop rendition with a haunting interlude never previously included by other artists.
Listeners will agree that there are no fillers in this album. The songs written and composed by Farstar himself are evidence of this. They include: “Unforgettable”, “Follow Your Heart”, “I Will Always Love You”, “Stars Won’t Lie” and “Goodbye is Not Forever”.
Farstar’s vocals flow easily from gentle to strong and from pop to operatic in many different styles.
There is also a different rendition of “Chamomile Tea” a song composed by Dana Paul Robinson. While a famous Beethoven melody from Sonata Pathetique has been turned into a lovely Classical Crossover duet.
On the album cover insert, Farstar has written about his inspiration and thoughts for each of the songs in this album. In short, every song is unique and has been produced sensitively.
Released: Oct. 1, 2017
The month of October saw a new single release by Andrew Farstar titled "I Don't Want to Lose Your Love".
song is Andrew Farstar’s tribute to John O’Banion – the original
performer of this past hit. Farstar’s take on this song is both fresh
and edgy, while still faithful to the song’s soul. The prominent sound
of electric guitars brings this music into Pop-Rock territory.
Amyadori is a Japanese song made popular by Mayumi Itsuwa, who is known as the “Carole King” of Japan. Andrew Farstar revisits this song in a totally new and fresh interpretation by combining traditional and modern elements in the musical arrangement.
This project demonstrates Andrew’s capability in singing in different languages. So far he has sung in English, Italian and Chinese, and now in Japanese. “I hope my Japanese fans will like this song…” says Farstar, who is also planning to sing in different languages in the future.
Andrew produced this song himself working together with talented musicians from US and Europe creating a catchy and edgy sound that will definitely please his younger fans. As a versatile singer-songwriter, this project has added more variety to his repertoire which ranges from Jazz and Pop to Classical Crossover.
WHEN YOU LOOK IN MY EYES - Singles (in 2 versions) released May 18, 2017
For the fans of David Foster, Toto or Jay Graydon, the latest release from Andrew Farstar will surely satisfy their thirst. This past underground West Coast hit has been revived by Andrew’s interpretation. With new arrangement - while staying faithful to the original - is pleasantly refreshing.
“This is one of my favourite songs for a long time. To finally singing it is like a dream come true to me. I also feel honoured to have worked with some talented musicians to create this music…” says Andrew.
Andrew’s smooth voice delivers this song as if it was especially written for him. While the piano as the main instrument here is played by Greg Giacona whose style is very much like David Foster. The result is a pure delight
Released on May 15, 2017
Check it out at your favourite digital stores or streaming services.