Andrea "SuperDre" Wallace discusses Grand Rapids, City Lights, electronic music | Arts & Culture
by Nancy Finney LOCAL LIFE
Andrea "SuperDre" Wallace shares her experiences as an artist in Grand Rapids, Michigan, her performances and contributions.
Over the weekend, Andrea Wallace (otherwise known as SuperDre) performed at Grand Rapids’ City Lights Music Festival. Wallace is a staple of the Grand Rapids electronic music scene and holds a weekly music night at Billy’s called Bassbin!!!
The first beat
Wallace, a self-described “full-blown band geek,” shared her experiences and contributions to Michigan with the Rapidian. She began her musical journey at the age of 8 and was a member of symphony, jazz, marching and concert bands in the South Haven area where she grew up.
“At some point I decided I wanted to be a rock star,” she explained. “Luckily my parents supported my dreams. In fact, I got all my musicale from my mom – she is a classical pianist.” Wallace eventually added the recorder, saxophone, guitar and drums to her repertoire.
Can a musician succeed in Grand Rapids?
Over the years, many people told Wallace she would have to move to a bigger city to find success – L.A. or New York, yet she did not leave Michigan. She arrived in...