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Toronto, Canada
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Portrait of blueVenus
Founded in 1998 by singer/songwriter and violinist Andrea de Boer, Toronto’s
blueVenus is known for not only their captivating lyrical musings but also for their
polished but highly textured mélange of sounds. Described as “hypnotic and impressive”
by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) Germany’s national newspaper, de Boer’s
voice is a blend of a sultry, bluesy Janis Joplin with the youthful wariness of Fiona
Apple. Partnering with Juno Award-winners L. Stu Young to work on their 2004’s self-
titled EP, and Matt DeMatteo to produce their first full-length, Grin, released in the fall
of 2009, blueVenus has captured the attention of Canada’s most respected producers.

With a unique blend of Indie Pop/Rock with Jazz and Latin influences, blueVenus has
received many prominent acknowledgments, such as nominations at the Toronto
Independent Music Awards and an honourable mention in the 2005 Billboard Song
Contest. Appearances include touring Germany and appearing at Turkey’s Rocklstanbul
Festival along with Garbage and Megadeth and performing at Canadian and US festivals,
like Midpoint Music Festival, NXNE, CMW, Indie Week and NMW-New Music West.