"Dregas successfully combines pop funk sensibility and instrumental savoir faire into a wonderful balance of harmony, sophistication, seduction and driving dance energy."
- Rick Jamm , Jamsphere Magazine
Dregas is the stage name of Los Angeles-bred, London-based, singer, songwriter and multi- instrumentalist, Andrea Smith. While in high school, Smith, a classically trained pianist, discovered a love for punk and ska music. She quickly immersed herself in the genre and learned bass guitar in order to play in rock bands.
After graduating from USC, Smith spent a year working a high-profile corporate office job, mostly at the behest of her parents. However, after the Great Recession offered her a way out in the form of a layoff, Smith decided to dedicate herself completely to her music. After spending the following years working as a sideman with various artists around Los Angeles, Smith recorded her first solo single, "Losing Tonight," under the name Dregas. She subsequently performed the track across the United States and Canada with her main touring gig, the Red Elvises.
With her diverse influences and musical background, Dregas' music is a refreshingly unique combination of pop melodies, organic instrumentation, synthesizers and funky basslines.
Since landing in the UK, Dregas has appeared as a vocalist on the hit TV show A League of Their Own as well as Secret Cinema Presents: Romeo and Juliet and has been bringing her unique brand of pop to venues across the capital!