Andy's passion for music started at a young age as a bass player in various local bands in his home town of Stoke. It was here on a night out where his first introduction to house music took place at the legendary Shelley's. Regular weekend jaunts followed to see DJ's including Graeme Park
and Carl Cox
Following this, a move to Manchester took place during the early nineties as Andy enrolled on a university degree course. Here he began to immerse himself in the city's rich music scene, regularly frequenting infamous clubs such as the Hacienda and later Sankeys Soap, where he could listen to DJ's such as Frankie Knuckles
, Derrick Carter
and Danny Rampling
, whom all have had huge musical influence on him. It was from here that Andy took his first steps into djing, searching record shops for the sounds coming out of Chicago and New York, particularly on labels such as Strictly Rhythm and Subliminal. Shortly after this Andy began putting on one-off nights in the city called 'House yer farther' with a group of friends. From here, he became a regular on the Manchester student scene playing at various nights at renowned venues such as the Music Box, North, Fat Cats, Revolution, Kro and Dry Bar. In his sets expect a strong element of house in all its forms from deep to jackin' to acid to progressive, packed with plenty of vocal jams.
As Andy slowly began to develop a reputation for his tight mixing skills and layering of sound, he was contacted by Yousef
whom invited him to play at Circus
, Radio 1 club of the year at the time. Following this and recent gigs Andy's reputation has increased as he has played at various club nights across the U.K In addition to this the funkapella crew, a Brisbane based DJ collective, heard one of Andy's mixes and signed him up to their online monthly house magazine to host May 2005 international guest hotmix. This was followed by live mixes for both Homegrown Sessions show on Pulse Radio hosted by Adam B and Tom Golden
and the Inbetween DJs
show on DJ Source Radio. In addition to this, Andy made the logical progression from the DJ booth to the Studio and began producing his own tracks which have received considerable support from the likes of Steve Parry
(3beat records, Juice FM), Dan Tait (G Club) and Jay Tripwire.
Fast forward to 2007, and Andy has returned to Australia to promote the release of his forthcoming singles playing several shows along the east coast including the famous Family nightclub in Brisbane. Back home in the U.K he has also joined the Stylus team in Manchester as pre party resident. Production wise, several international labels have picked up on Andy's tracks following air play from DJs across the globe which has lead to debut releases on both Germany's Tri-Circle Deep label and the U.K's 3am recordings.
For information on future releases, please check out the productions page on his web site or alternatively contact andy on email@example.com