Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ingrid Andress makes soulful pop that touches upon country and R&B. After garnering attention as an a cappella singer on NBC's The Sing-Off in 2010, Andress initially built her reputation off-stage collaborating on songs with Alicia Keys, Sam Hunt, Charli XCX, and others. In 2019, she debuted as a solo artist with the singles "Lady Like," and "More Hearts Than Mine."
Raised in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Andress grew up in a large family where she was largely homeschooled until high school. As a child, she developed a love of music, including playing drums, piano, and writing her own songs. Despite her musical inclinations, her teen years found her exploring a wide array of interests, from athletics to modeling. While attending Rock Canyon High School, she was a member of the chamber and jazz choirs, garnered leads in several musicals, and was accepted into the Colorado All-State Jazz choir and the Colorado All-State Women's Choir. During her senior year, she doubled down on vocal and piano lessons and eventually earned a vocal scholarship to Boston's Berklee College of Music, where she pursued a dual major in songwriting and performance. While at Berklee, she joined the a cappella group Pitch Slapped. The group then competed on season two of NBC's The Sing-Off, where she earned praise for her singing, as well as a CARA nomination. The following year, she returned to the show as a member of the all-female a cappella ensemble Delilah, eventually finishing in sixth place. Following her time on the show, she returned to Berklee, where she finished her degree and was mentored by noted pop songwriter Kara DioGuardi. After graduating, she relocated to Nashville, and embarked on a songwriting career, co-penning tracks for Sam Hunt, Alicia Keys, and Lauren Jenkins. In the process, she scored credits on hits like DJ Vice's "Steady 1234" and Charli XCX's "Boys." In 2019, she released her debut solo singles "Lady Like" and "More Hearts Than Mine." ~ Matt Collar