Let me indroduce: EP Movin’ On

Following the successful release of the two singles Words Are Hard to Find and Fallin’, Thun based singer-songwriter Andrea Schmider is now releasing the EP Movin’ On on November 3, 2023. You can expect a total of five deeply personal and moving songs, which build on her previous productions in atmospheric musical guises and yet always surprise you.

They were created in collaboration with London singer-songwriter Nadine Yomi and producer Manuel Halter (Luca Hänni, Boerni, Tracey Campbell, and many more). Each of the five songs occupies its own musical space – linked by the expressive and varied voice of the experienced singer. Stylistically, the production is still acoustic pop, but this time with jazzy vibes and a pinch of Irish folk. Inspiration was drawn from Katie Melua, Norah Jones and The Corrs, among others.

The album was recorded in Ostermundigen BE at Studio 21. Renowned studio musicians such as Michael Koshorrek (Söhne Mannheims), Dominik Burkhalter (Bligg, Baschi, Luca Hänni), Rafael Jerjen (Maxmantis) and of course Manuel Halter contributed to the fantastic sound. One of the many special features of this album: four of the five songs were recorded with upright bass.

The tour will kick off with a release event on January 13, 2024 at Studio 21 in Ostermundigen. More shows and a next production are already in the works.




Born in 1971 as the youngest of three, it seemed clear from the beginning that this kid liked to be heard! She knew how to use her voice way before her legs and entertained her neighborhood by belting out the wohle sunday-shool-repertoire. Learning to play the fllute and the violin were the next musical steps. But in her teenage years she discovered her true passion: singing. She trained her vocal cords for hours to the likes of Whitney Houston, Sandy Patti, Amy Grant, etc. By the age of 16 she was part of a musical-choir, played piano in church, sang her first solo-parts and started writing songs.

Over the next decade, much stage experience was gained as a singer in youth services as well as in a small but mighty gospel group. In addition, studio experience was gained on over 10 productions as a background singer. 2003-2007 the voice was shaped and formed with Esther Feingold in Bern. Then she started teaching herself. Since 2007 she has been working full-time as a singer and vocal coach. In addition, she has performed with Christmas Gospel Nights and the Powerhouse Company, as a background singer with the Bernese dialect band Grauhouz and as a soloist in various choir projects.

“When singing, I’m somehow totally me”

At the end of 2010 she enters the stage with an acoustic program. The trademark of her music is the expressive and varied voice – whether in original compositions or in the interpretation of well-known melodies. At the end of August 2012, her debut EP Beauty from Ashes was released with four original songs, produced by Chris Hess. Then at the end of 2016 followed the first full album Promise of Spring, produced by Lorenz Schaller. With a top-class band and now a total of 15 songs in the bag, the tour kicked off – and also stopped by various radio stations for interviews and performances. Some still have the second single Colors of the Heart in rotation. In 2018, she graduated with flying colors from the MAS Pop/Rock course at the Bern University of the Arts.

At the beginning of 2023, after a longer phase focusing on other projects and further education, she was back in the studio for the production of another EP Movin’ On which was released on November 3, 2023. This time Manuel Halter (Luca Hänni, Boerni, Tracey Campbell, and many more) acts as producer. You can enjoy five deeply personal and moving songs dressed in atmospheric music which tie in with past productions yet still take you by surprise. The first single Words Are Hard to Find was released on July 14, 2023 and already has close to 30k streams on Spotify. The second single Fallin’ has managed to reach around 15k streams since its release date in late August. Both singles have also been put into rotation by various radio stations.

Interview on Radio RaBe

Stopping by Radio RaBe on July 15, 2023, for an Interview and live performance of Words Are Hard to Find (Interview in English):

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Women of Substance Podcast

Beauty from Ashes (minute 15) and I’m done (minute 38) have been featured on the #1 award winning podcast Women of Substance on November 18:

Women of Substance Podcast, Episode #881

Harbour for my soul (minute 11) und Heaven’s Breath (Minute 40) have been featured on the #1 award winning podcast Women of Substance on October 28:

Women of Substance Podcast, Episode #871