, Singer & Songwriter
She is a singer, songwriter, painter, and actor. She pursues each of these art forms with equal command – one might say abandon. She is an extraordinary vocalist who takes to the stage as if she owns it and, from the very first note, connects with the audience as if to say: “Come with me; let’s let it all out together.” Her name is Andre Veloz, and her surname (English translation: “fast”) bespeaks the daring of a woman who has plunged headlong into the male-dominated world of Dominican bachata, making no excuses and begging no quarter. Her oh-so-soulful voice – pure, sonorous and effortless – is tailor-made for this genre, popularly known as the “Dominican Blues.” That voice is at once plaintiff and sure, the hallmark of bluesy music everywhere; it says: “Yes, it hurts, but I will survive.”
While Andre Veloz is very much a part of that NYC bachata scene, she contributes her own saucy, fanciful and feminine sensibility. Says she: “We female bachata singers are like Unicorns. People think we are a myth, but WE DO EXIST!