My inspiration for Maria Juanita (My Love) was conceptualized in 2007 as I prepared to leave on vacation from my hometown of Hoboken, NJ to one of my favorite hot spots to catch some perfect waves…. One of the surfing capitals of the world…Rincon, Puerto Rico. Sitting on the sand, sipping some of the islands finest…Coquito…soaking in the sunshine…I had a flashback…a scent of a woman…when all of a sudden a melody entered my head and I started harmonizing and came up with Maria Juanita (My Love). It was from that moment on… I realized how exciting that past affair truly was…which helped me create this composition. Andre, also known as, Andres, Andrew, Dre, Drew or Andy. Born and raised in Hoboken, NJ. The 7th of 9 children, and of Puerto Rican heritage. I am artistic in every way and a positive thinker, always believing I can achieve anything I wish to accomplish. Now it’s time to show the world my talents and let them all hear my creation. A tropical rhythm for everyone to ENJOY and DANCE to titled, Salsa Swing-A-Licious! The first single is, “Maria Juanita (My Love)”. I wrote this song for a book and a movie script titled, Have Knots. I am currently working on the second single for this album which is titled, Bienvenida Mi Mama, dedicated to my loving mother. All coming soon! ENJOY!!! Wishing you all the very best. May all your dreams come true. Remember, the higher you reach, the closer you will get to achieve your positive and creative goals.
Now in 2012, I completed this album that's full of energy! Salsa swing! With a full salsa orquesta. Most of these talented musician's have performed with many artist since the "FANIA ALL-STAR DAYS" of the 1970's. Charlie Lopez being one of them, from Hoboken. One that contributed his talent not only as a musician but also as my music arranger. I was born in Hoboken, and in my early days while riding my bicycle around town, I had the pleasure of seeing the live performances from many musicians in our parks. "A GRAND CONCERT INDEED!" I have always been artistically inclined, my heart & soul is triggered by that salsa rhythm. So here, for your listing pleasure, I present to you, my music creation "Salsa Swingalicious 4u!" This album consists of two revised song's "Maria Juanita Mi Amor" that was created in memory of a past Love M.J. And now "A Mother's Anthem/Bienvenida Mi Mama" that was created to motivate my Mother and all Mother's and families around the world. Plus the instrumental (karaoke) version for each. And also one extended mix. Que viva la salsa! ENJOY! Don't lose faith! BELIEVE AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE!