Born into a musical background, Andrew developed a love of flamenco and classical guitar
from the age of eight. At the age of sixteen, he auditioned into the Royal Marines Band,
where he spent the next nine years performing in major concert halls worldwide, and at
numerous state occasions, shows, and garden parties as a drummer. Upon leaving, he
returned to his first love, classical guitar. Within one year of intensive study, he auditioned
and was accepted onto performer degree courses at Leeds College of Music and Huddersfield University.
It was during this time that Andrew entered the Harrogate Competitive Music
Festival in the open Bach class.
Adjudicator Prof. Graham Wade, a well known leading world
authority on classical guitar, commended his playing and
awarded him 1st Prize with Distinction. Around this time
Andrew was also performing with the legendary
Robin Nolan, leading British exponent of guitar
on the International Gypsy Jazz Swing scene.
Andrew continued master classes for a further two
years under the internationally renowned teacher and
recitalist Zoran Dukic in Amsterdam, Holland, where
he honed his recital skills, taught privately, and played
at weddings, corporate events and private parties.
Andrew then spent a further three years
living by Lake Constance at the foot
of the Austrian/Swiss alps,
teaching and performing
North Italy and the French Riviera.
Throughout his extensive thirty year career as a musician,
the desire and ability to be able to communicate, through
music, to people of all ages and backgrounds, enables him
to continue to fulfil his potential.
One could not be disappointed with both his vast musical experience, his ability to create
the perfect ambience, and his easy-going, relaxed, but impeccably professional manner.