Local Lowdown: musician Andrew De Silva loves Sandringham

SINGER ANDREW DE SILVA, IN ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE LOCAL PLACES, BLACK SQUIRREL CAFE, SANDRINGHAM, MELBOURNE. PHOTO: DANIEL POCKETT

SINGER ANDREW DE SILVA, IN ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE LOCAL PLACES, BLACK SQUIRREL CAFE, SANDRINGHAM, MELBOURNE. PHOTO: DANIEL POCKETT

Andrew De Silva shot to fame in the 1990s as part of Aria-award-winning R&B group CDB (best known for their cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s Let’s Groove Tonight).

The father of two won Australia’s Got Talent in 2012, is the lead singer of Boom Crash Opera and is touring with Prince tribute band Purple Revolution. Andrew has lived in Sandringham for 10 years and loves its relaxed beach vibe.

Where do you go for a great cup of coffee?

The Black Squirrel. The coffee is consistently good and I love their omelettes.

For a sneaky takeaway?

Mama’s Kitchen has great, friendly staff and their burgers are always enticing.

When friends come from out of town?

Out for breakfast to Limoncello in Sandringham. Their menu never disappoints and it’s great to walk it off on the beach.

Singer Andrew De Silva, in one of his favourite local places, Black Squirrel Cafe, Sandringham, Melbourne. Photo: Daniel Pockett

Singer Andrew De Silva, in one of his favourite local places, Black Squirrel Cafe, Sandringham, Melbourne. Photo: Daniel Pockett

For Friday night drinks?

Hawker Bar. They have a great wine list, you can grab an open window seat and, if you’re hungry, order from Typhoon next door and have the food delivered to you at Hawker.

For the perfect meal?

Teriyaki salmon and rice from Sushi Daily. Always fresh and super tasty.

For some great entertainment?

The Sandy Hotel on a Friday night. Great views to the beach and a menu to suit the whole family. They also cater for children’s entertainment.

For a serious workout?

A weight session at Fitness First Bayside, followed by a run on the beach.

 

Boom Crash Opera tour dates: 

  • Dec 02 – Chelsea Heights Hotel Chelsea Heights – Australia – TICKETS
  • Dec 16 –  Flying Saucer Club Elsternwick – Australia –TICKETS
  • Jan 27 – The Bridge Hotel Drummoyne – Australia – TICKETS

 

Purple Revolution will play at TRAK in Toorak on December 17.

For more information:

 

Quick interview/photo shoot over a cup tea this morning. ☀️☕️?

A photo posted by Andrew De Silva (@andrewdesilvaofficial) on

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