The Rumour - Last Years Wishes
Demo of a song I composed for acoustic guitar & vocal. This edit also has electric guitar & bass.
|Guitar ability:||Expert||Vocal range:||Alto
|Vocal ability:||Lead singer||Like to join a band:||Yes
Andy is the Guitarist
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Indie / Pop
After long-running involvement with music as a child, I became serious about music in my teens. From 14 to 16 I attended a vocal coach, and subsequently, took a keen interest in writing my own music. To aid songwriting, I picked up guitar on a self-taught basis since the age of 15.
At 17, I joined four-piece indie band, Paradoxic (Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar). For three years we wrote and performed original music in many different music venues around the country, predominantly in the Midlands. We also were featured on several radio stations and podcasts including multiple regional BBC Stations.
Following working with Paradoxic, I continue to perform solo. Whilst at university I independently released a four-track-long acoustic EP. To promote this, I booked a set of gig-dates and attended several open mic nights. Since this, I have also used songs from the EP in a brief stint with another band, The Rumour, who performed on a single DIY UK tour before mutually disbanding to work on other projects.
I now continue to manage myself as a solo artist whenever possible, and operating as a freelance musician.
For two seasons (2011 & '12) I worked at Haven Holidays as a Vocalist, performing various produced packages in a showteam. I also provided my own "Live Act" set once or twice a week, combining original and cover material, either with backing track or acoustic guitar accompaniments.
I am currently working as a Guitarist/Vocalist, contracted with TSE Productions, performing in six separate Irish Music-themed dance shows on a cruise ship in Scandinavia until June 2013.
My singing ability is expert, with a great ear for interesting harmonies.
I can also play basic piano, and also hold a Grade 5 Drumming qualification.