Dre Towey, aka Andrea Loomis Towey, thrives on kid energy! While raising her three children she writes, illustrates and performs. She loves what she does and does what she loves, and you will hear in her music this certain… joie de vive.
A former elementary school teacher and art educator, Dre’s experiences with children resonate through her lyrics and music while touching upon a range of subjects from the dog across the street to the harrowing experience of losing a balloon. Her dream of becoming a rock n’ roll mom came to fruition this past spring when she recorded her first solo CD, Chester the Dog Unleashed, with members from the band King for a Day (check out www.Kingforaday.org ).
Dre was first introduced to children’s music when asked to illustrate the CD Dancin’ in the Kitchen for her friend Wendy Gelsanliter. Inspired by the success of their first collaboration, Dre continued to write and illustrate for Wendy’s second CD, Ants Wear Underpants (www.BizzyBum.com ). Excited by the creative process and the positive reaction to her lyrics, Dre decided to move beyond monkey noises and produce her own music.
You may see Dre Towey performing at many local schools and fundraising events but her most consistent gig still resides at The Rowayton Library where she continues to build an audience and work off her library fines.