Andrea started working for LGR at the age of 14, and has worked in a range of departments.
From a young age, Andrea was very musical. She grew up to the contemporary sounds of Natasa Theodoridou, Kaiti Garbi and Notis Sfakianakis as well as spending a lot of time with her grandparents listening to the likes of Mariw, Stelios Kazantzides and Giorgos Ntalaras. And so her first show on LGR was ‘Young & Connected’ on weekday nights from 8-10pm playing the latest pop and modern laika. She was later given the opportunity to start her own show from scratch, ‘Laiki Vradia’, choosing to play the older laika and rembetika. She continues to specialise in these older genres.
As frequent visitor to the bouzoukia and concerts in Athens, Andrea has seen pretty much everyone live: from the legends that are Dimitris Mitropanos, Paschalis Terzis, Vasilis Karras, Natassa Theodoridou, Giorgos Dallaras, Glykeria, Haroulla Lambraki, Dimitris Tsaousakis and Giannis Parios… to the more contemporary sounds of Peggy Zina, Antonis Remos, Notis Sfakianakis, Giorgos Mazonakis, Paola, Kostantinos Argyros, Despina Vandi, Pantelis Pantelides, Panos Kiamos, and Sakis Rouvas.
Andrea continues to get involved within the community wherever she can, as well as juggling university life. She has taught at local Greek Schools, wrote articles for the local Greek newspapers, volunteers at local churches and is a secretariat member of NEPOMAK.uk.
You can now catch Andrea on ‘Laiko Apogevma’ every Saturday 2-4pm!