Andy is a trained musician who has been playing drums and percussion professionally for over 20 years. He has a wealth of experience playing live percussion with DJs and bands across the UK, at festivals, nightclubs, bars and private events and is an excellent entertainment solution for your wedding, party or corporate event.
For weddings and functions Andy is available to play live percussion either alongside your chosen DJ, or solo with his own PA and backing music. He can play along with any style of music adding a live element and creating that unmistakable party atmosphere at your event. As you can see from the videos and pictures, Andy plays top of the range eye catching silver sparkle congas and can also provide lighting to add to the visual spectacle!
Over recent years Andy has worked alongside many internationally renowned DJs, including the godfather of UK House and Garage, Grant Nelson. He has played for a number of international artists including Eddie Manion (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band), Miss Emily (Canadian singer songwriter), Shahab Tiam (Iranian pop star), Diane Shaw (UK Soul artist) and Lew Kirton (Legendary American soul singer).
As well as playing acoustic percussion, Andy has also added an electronic percussion instrument to his set up which enables him to play 400 drum and percussion sounds from one unit! This is a great option for international gigs, events where parking is not available and where space is very tight, as it is much more portable than the acoustic set up, yet allows him to recreate the sound of all the instruments in his acoustic set up and more.
Whether it’s improvising alongside a DJ, playing his own self-contained solo show, or playing with bands, Andy can definitely add the wow factor to your event and is a brilliant percussionist to hire for weddings, corporate functions or private parties.