Be Your Own Hero
Hailing from New York City, this fireball's natural innate talent and well defined ambition places her in a category of her own. Astrid is a multi-talented, multi-lingual artist whose name means 'of the stars'. After graduating High School, Astrid began singing in a multitude of different bands, giving her the professional versatility that led her to become a finalist on the national TV production Star Search and then shortly thereafter to joining Jimmy Buffet as a back up vocalist for his 1988 Hot Water Tour. Since then, she has had the opportunity to tour nationally in the company of groups like Bonnie Raitt, Rita Coolidge, The Neville Brothers, Ralph McDonald, Little Feat, and Memphis Horns, Steve Cropper and several other national and internationally touring headliners. Astrid's creative history has led her to doing numerous voice over pieces for national radio and TV along with commercials for Papa Johns, Chrysler and others. An incredibly talented artist with a stylistic range to die for...from big bad swing to soul fill R & B right on through to one of her favorite styles of music, head banging Rock and Roll. Nobody owns the versatile capacity that this young lady makes look so easy. In addition to her vocal and song writing talents, Astrid also freelances as an actress. Not only can you hear her on the title track for the motion picture "Primal Rage", you will also see her performing in the movie. Other motion picture and television appearances include a role in the movie "Death Match", Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday", as well as several appearances in the TV show "Miami Vice". Astrid has also received video writing credit for one of Miami's own, Donna Allen's music video "Serious". The idea was submitted in competition with several seasoned pros and Astrid's was chosen as the winner.