Andy is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and composer originally hailing from Bristol. Classically trained, schooled on rock, jazz and folk, Andy creates music that mixes a wide range of influences into his own personal style. Following a degree in music, shows at the Edinburgh Festival and stints busking through Europe, he became a published arranger and transcriber, as well as playing, writing, recording and teaching.
In the past he has shared stages with artists such as Gordon Giltrap, Stackridge, The Stranglers and Racing Cars. In recent years he has built a strong reputation as a singer-songwriter in his own right and also as a guitarist with the likes of Anna Howie and others, and has more recently opened for Dean Owens.
Andy performs both solo and with his band, Nowhere To Hide, which features Roger Nunn on drums, Ian Reilly on bass and Anna Howie on backing vocals and second guitar.
The band recorded their first promotional ep of Andy’s songs, ‘Falling Awake’, in 2017. It was produced by Martin Smith, whose credits include Franz Ferdinand, Gabriella Cilmi, Girls Aloud, Woody Woodmansey and Tina Charles. In 2018 they returned to Martin’s studio to record the eponymous ‘Nowhere To Hide’ ep which again showcased Andy’s writing and the super-tight performance of the band.
Whether as a solo performer, with Nowhere To Hide, or as a guitarist, Andy is much in demand and continues to play extensive gigs across the south east.