Andy on stage in Tokyo, Japan with Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin.
Andy is a songwriter, music producer and editor. He plays many tuned, chordal and melodic instruments including piano, guitar, bass, melodica, harmonica, mandolin, mandola, er-hu, Irish whistles, synthesisers and samplers. Percussion is an important part of his film and TV writing and production and he plays drum kit, djembe, congas, bongos, windchime, temple bells, cymbals, wood blocks, log drum, dragon drums, timpani, crotales, junk yard found objects and basically everything that can be hit with a stick! He worked in London studios for ten years but now he has moved his song-writing, track-laying and mixing studio from London to Ireland. For the last six years he has been singing live gigs and doing a music radio show in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands but at the end of 2014 he moved back to Ireland and now has a film and tv recording studio overlooking the sea.
The Recording Studio
Andy is also a local singer and guitarist performing live gigs all around Connemara and Galway. He was living and working in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands until moving back to Ireland just before Christmas 2014. Now the complete recording studio and all instruments have been relocated to his new studio. With other drama recordings for the BBC and ITV he is used to working with locked mov files using dropbox as the interface for delivery. Software and plugins used includes Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Spectrasonics, Waves, Vienna Library, Symphobia, East West, Massive, Kontakt, Line6 and many more. Andy uses a large selection of top quality microphones including Neumann, Microtech Gefell, AKG, Sennheiser and Shure to record his extensive collection of weird and wonderful instruments from all around the world. He plays all kinds of guitars, Irish whistle, drums, percussion, bodhrán, bass, er-hu, gu-zin, xun, keyboards, melodica and harmonicas. The studio also is lucky to have some rare original vintage synths including Mini Moog, Roland Jupiter 6, Juno 106 and custom hardware filters and outboard.
BBC TV Music for BBC coverage of USA Elections 2004
BBC NEWSROUND Theme Tune CBBC
CBBC SPORTSROUND Theme Tune, idents, bumpers, beds, loops
BBC BEING HUMAN All episodes for five seasons of this popular drama series
ITV SWITCH Supernatural teen drama series
DOGHOUSE UK comedy horror full length film
MUTANT CHRONICLES Sci Fi feature film starring Ron Perlman & John Malkovich
TREEHOUSE US full length film, reached #1 iTunes film chart
ONG BAK Classic Tony Jaa Thai marital arts film
MOVIE TRAILERS Various, including Dragon Dynasty, Weinstein Company
HIT ALBUMS Worlds Apart #1 Album France, million+ sales, diamond award
HIT SINGLES Worlds Apart #1 Single France, Germany, platinum award N’Sync single ‘Together Again’ hit in Germany 250,000 sales ‘Across the Broad Atlantic’ Shane MacGowan, NYC & Dublin Til Juleman 5 times platinum Denmark
IRELAND TOP 10 SINGLE Dance to Tipperary
TOURING Guitar for Dave Stewart, USA tours, Japan tours
LIVE SHOW Lanzarote, Ireland and USA performances
PLAYSTATION GAME Pop Idol 2003 Featuring Simon Cowell
RADIO JINGLES FM Fukuoka, Japan, Power FM, UK Away FM
RADIO PRESENTER UK Away FM, Lanzarote
PRODUCED AND WRITTEN FOR: Worlds Apart (France), East 17 (UK), N’Sync (USA), Shane MacGowan, Shout, Synergy (Denmark), Marie Claire D’Ubaldo (Argentina), Mike Francis (Italy), Richard Darbyshire (Living in a Box), Sandie Shaw (UK), Billy Branigan (USA), Jane Weidlin from the Go-Gos (USA)
- Guitars 85%
- Drums 65%
- Bass 85%
- Sex 60%
- Drugs 10%
- Rock n Roll 100%
Singer, Guitarist, Record Producer, Song Writer.