Andrew De Silva

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Andrew De Silva
Birth nameAndrew Conrad De Silva
Born (1974-11-23) 23 November 1974 (age 47)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresR&B, rock
Instrument(s)Guitar, bass, keyboards
Years active1991–present
Website andrewdesilva.com.au

Andrew Conrad De Silva (born 23 November 1974) [1] is an Australian R&B and Rock music singer. He was a member of the band CDB from 1993 to 1998, when he left to undergo treatment for cancer. De Silva won Australia's Got Talent in 2012, which included a cash prize of $250,000. [2]

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Early life

De Silva was born in Melbourne into a family originally from Sri Lanka. [3]

Career

In 2013, Andrew De Silva was the support act for Mariah Carey at Etihad Stadium & Allphones Arena.

In 2014, Andrew was presented with the Award for Media & Entertainment by the Sri Lankan Association of Australia. Also in 2014 at the Serendib awards, De Silva was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

De Silva was a judge for the Miss Sri Lanka Online contest in 2012. [4]

In 2013, he released the song "Miracle".

In September 2014, he released an EP Now That I Believe.

In 2015, he released the song "I See The Future".

In 2016, Andrew De Silva was announced as the new lead singer of Australian group Boom Crash Opera. [5]

In November 2016, De Silva gathered some of Australia's finest musicians to create a "Purple Revolution: A Tribute To Prince" tour. [6]

Discography

Albums

List of albums, with selected details
TitleDetails
The Lost Demos
  • Released: April 2020
  • Format: Digital
  • Label: Believe Entertainment

Extended plays

List of EPs, with selected details
TitleDetails
Now That I Believe
  • Released: September 2014
  • Format: Digital
  • Label: Believe Entertainment

Charting singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positions
AUS
[7]
"Just Like Good Music"200533

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References

  1. "Andrew De Silva". oocities.org. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  2. "Golden finish for De Silva on Australia's Got Talent". smh.com.au. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. "Andrew de Silva wins 'Australia's Got Talent'". sundaytimes.lk. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  4. "Maria Alkasas Wins First Ever Online Beauty Pageant". AdaDerana.lk. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  5. "Dale Ryder Leaves Boom Crash Opera, Andrew de Silva is the New Singer". noise11.com. 5 March 2016.
  6. "Andrew De Silva To Perform His Tribute To Prince At The X Studio". noise11. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  7. Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia’s Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 79.

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