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Made in the Philippines, molded in Copenhagen. Graduated in New York City, living in Berlin.
Since his debut album release in 1999 (Virgin Records) Andy Roda has toured around the world with his own music, as well as on tours with established Scandinavian artists (Thomas Helmig, Safri Duo, Clemens). For more than 10 years he has been living in New York City where he has worked with the likes of Gary Haase (Chaka Khan, Celine Dion) and Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga, Beyonce) meanwhile he learned to cultivate and broaden his skills in both the audio/visual world, driven by an insatiable curiosity to learn new things, as well as a love for the latest technology. He credits his local church, and his mentors the legendary Ashford & Simpson (Motown) and their venue "The Sugarbar" as an important role in the molding of his artistry, since this was a regular musical outlet week after week.
Being part of the new breed of DIY artists (who handles everything from composition and arrangement, to performance and execution as well as packaging and distribution) these multi faceted skills have helped Andy Roda expand his production company to handle both musical, as well as visual tasks for both Danish and International companies through his labels POGIEntertainment and ::IAMGraphics::
He has released records in the US, Asia and Europe through his own label POGI Entertainment in partnership with Lifted House, Disco:Wax, SONY Music, Uniform Beat, Playground Music Scandinavia, Star Records/ABS-CBN (Philippines). In fact his contribution to Star Records' "SupahDance Album" earned him a "24K Dance Award" and Gold Record in 2007 for its more than 25.000 sales in the Philippines. The following year, he was honored by The American Scandinavian Society in New York for his artistic excellence and musical ambassadorship between the US and Denmark.
Andy Roda is currently in the studio recording his new album, due Fall 2013. It contains special guests incl. house music giant Jerome Sydenham (NY/DE), €ric D. Clark (US/DE) and a soaring duet with gospel/soul vocalist Dorrey Lyles.
Read more @ http://andyroda.com