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Female, from St. Louis
Low down and Funky Jan 8, 2019
- Andrea Morse was last seen:
- May 21, 2019 at 7:40 AM
- November 15
- Home Page:
- St. Louis
- Current Setup:
Sadowsky Satin Deluxe 5
Sadowsky NYC 4-20
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- Favorite Genres:
Listening: Most varieties of Jazz and classic rock, country and tons of podcasts
Playing: A variety of funky styles from blues to rock and wherever the wind takes me
- Gigs and Ensembles:
- Forever Dreams, The Belles, Tony Hall & The Saints, The Dog's Breakfast, Fun With Cats and on and on....
- Previously Owned Gear:
- There's not enough room for a list that long.
Andrea Morse is a life-long musician who began formal instruction at the age of ten after being exposed to various instruments and styles of music at an early age. Morse studied drums, guitar and eventually violin throughout middle and high school, but it wasn’t until age 16 that out of necessity bass became her true love.
- Hobbies and Interests:
- Dog training, Gardening, Wood working
In her words: “Nobody [I knew at that time] thought bass was cool. So I de-tuned my guitar a couple steps and did what I could do until I spent 35 bucks on my first bass.”
Once Morse was able to focus on her chosen instrument, she then learned about the electronic side of music after first experimenting with a small mixing console. Using that very basic mixer as well as two cassette decks, she spent years creating hours of experimental music and sound scapes with her brother and other local musicians in her hometown of New York.
During her late teens she learned that being a gigging bassist was not only good fun, but for her it had become a passion. For several years Morse was an active bassist in the NY music scene playing in both cover and original projects around the metro area. Whether it be in small local haunts, or in some of the legendary clubs around the city, she found sheer delight being on stage, but also discovered the reward of crafting original music, whether it was collaborating with other musicians or on her own.
In her twenties, Morse spent several years in radio which led to nearly five years of work as an independent voice-over talent and jingle writer/producer/player. This period resulted in several Addy Awards and was the spring board for her interests yet to come, perhaps most notably a series of ambitious projects that were products of the marriage of her love of technology and live performance. Among these projects was a podcast that Morse co-produced, which was awarded ‘Best-Of’ during its three-year run.
Since 2015 Andrea has worked out of her own facility, a cozy and well-equipped digital studio (Studio A) designed by well-respected audio consultant and engineer, Michael Cirile. Studio A allows her to focus her work with original artists as producer, engineer and player. Additionally, Andrea continues to perform with several live acts around the St. Louis region. These various projects permit her the opportunity to showcase a broad range of writing and performance styles as well as the opportunity to play many different genres of music.
This brings us to the current day and Freda Riff Music.
Freda Riff Music is born out of decades of experience as a performer, composer and engineer. The primary voice of Freda Riff is Forever Dreams, which focuses on crafting a broad spectrum of sonic sound-scapes ranging from quiet piano-based melodies to raucous guitar centered anthems. Yet Morse’s passion for bass is evident in the deep attention she pays to melody and rhythmic interplay with a variety of percussive elements.
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