“Five Minutes With” Folk-pop musician, Elle McAndrews

Elle McAndrews gracefully weaves the best parts of pop, jazz, folk and soul. The classically trained musician and professional music therapist approach her craft from a profoundly authentic and tender disposition. Elle’s music takes you on a scenic walk through her creative mind. Her songs are drenched in emotion, soul and undeniable talent. She has travelled the world extensively, simultaneously chasing love and running from it. These experiences have shaped her worldview and become intrinsically linked to her powerful songwriting.

Elle McAndrews

Elle McAndrews





# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Hanging by a Thread – EP

Latest Single:


Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Alanis Morissette

Favourite musician now:

Lana Del Rey

Guilty pleasure song:

Bazzi – Mine

Live show ritual:

Blowing bubbles with a straw in my water bottle, stretching.

Favourite local musician:

Yolanda Sargeant of SargeantXComrade

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early bird. My mind is fresh.

Road or studio?

Studio. The creative process is where the pleasure is for me.

Any shows or albums coming up?

Continue to promote my sultry summer tune Skivvies. (Released June 21)

Where can we follow you? 



Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Roy’s Kitchen (the gochujang wings are incredible)

Favourite street in your city:

9th avenue SE in Inglewood. This street has so much to offer – it is part of Calgary’s live music circuit (The Music Mile), and is home to fantastic restaurants, vintage shops, a wicked record store and local breweries.

Favourite park in your city:

Central Memorial Park, has lovely views of the public library, water fountains, plenty of places to sit or lounge, and is near a wonderful restaurant called SideWalk Citizen in the Park.

Favourite music venue in your city:

Studio Bell

Favourite music store in your city:




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