Award winning music producer 

Winner of a Mercury Prize for Album of the Year and a critically acclaimed producer, Andy is an accomplished musical innovator based in Manchester.

His prolific experience as studio producer and songwriter is a result of easy adaptability. From beginnings which saw him establish roots as a rock and pop musician, these days he is confidently described as genre-spanning. 

His work has continued evolving into a career which now includes highly successful classical, jazz, and blues recordings.

Critically acclaimed recordings

Andy’s work includes covers for Classic FM and for Pianist Magazine, both of which were incredibly well received. 

Recognised as a multi-instrumental powerhouse, his creative and technical abilities as producer and writer have seen Andy rise to become a renowned talent in the world of jazz.

Accolades include music critics from the Guardian and Observer awarding stellar reviews for his jazz recordings. Recent projects have also included hits reaching number one in the iTunes Jazz and Blues charts.

A track co-produced with legendary drummer Steve White for the 30th anniversary of The Style Council was made record of the week on Radio 2. It was described by Paul Weller as “Absolutely Stunning!”

He was also responsible for producing the ‘Yamaha New Jazz Sessions’ CD series. Spanning eight albums, and selling over 50,000 copies, it is highly acclaimed.

Music producer and international songwriter

Andy’s considerable abilities in music production stem from a natural affinity and passion for it. Skilled across multiple instruments, he is a hugely experienced musician. 

This practical understanding has allowed Andy to further hone his talents with technical expertise and commercial awareness.

These days, in addition to being a music producer, Andy is an international contract songwriter for Clippers Music, one of the world’s most respected publishers. 

Their catalogue is as varied as Andy’s own abilities, stretching from Elvis Presley to Christina Aguilera and Coldplay. His song writing services are a valuable addition to artists.

Producing the best from artists

Andy began his career in the music industry as a performer, playing on shows with the likes of Madonna and Ian Brown. 

Since the start, he considers himself fortunate to work with some of the finest musicians in the world. Being a musician himself, he understands first-hand the challenges and aspirations faced by artists. 

A naturally empathic person, he is able to use his technical expertise from both sides of the glass to help artists give their best performance in the studio.

It’s this breadth of knowledge enables him to bring insight to a range of projects. Combining this first-hand knowledge with production expertise enables artists working with Andy to realise the very best of their performance abilities. 

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CLICK HERE for an interview with Andy by JLife Manchester magazine.