Bio


EDUCATION:


PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Since 1989 Andrew has performed locally, interstate and internationally in a wide variety of music genres and venues. During this time he was able to hone his composing, arranging, programming and playing skills. He also has experience in solo guitar performance and has a broad repertoire.

Since 1994 Andrew has been a freelance guitarist working with and supporting many well known Australian and international artists including Petula Clark, The Platters, Graham Connors, Grace Knight, Marcia Hines, Anthony Warlow, Tina Arena, Rick Price, Julie Anthony, The Ten Tenors, Geoff Harvey, Venetta Fields, Doug Parkinson, Tommy Emmanuel, Don Burrows and James Morrison.

The 2011 Brisbane season of the hit musical ‘WICKED’ saw Andrew take on the task of guitars, mandolin and banjo. He has also been in the orchestra for the Brisbane season of Mary Poppins, Annie and A Chorus Line and a number of musicals including the locally produced ‘Pyjamas in Paradise’, ‘Fame’, ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.

He has worked with the Queensland Symphony and Queensland Philharmonic orchestras and performed with members of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He has been ‘first call’ guitarist for the Brisbane City Carols TV special for many years.

As a freelance musician, he is required to be a 'jack of all trades'. On any given week, he will perform anything from solo guitar to big band in a variety of styles. 


RECORDING:

Andrew has considerable recording experience in many styles of music as both a composer, arranger and player. His recording work showcases Andrew’s earthy blues feel and sophisticated melodic and harmonic sense. He is in demand as a session musician and contributes to albums and demos in many different styles. He was the guitarist on the Olympic Games Soccer Opening Ceremony soundtrack.

In 2007 he recorded 'At the End of the Day' with flautist Joanna Sullivan. This album features beautiful classical pieces and originals and is perfect music for winding down and relaxing. It is available here.