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Songs from the heart. Food for the soul.
My music vision is to perform my songs & share with others the healing, comfort & joy that I’ve received from writing & playing them, with the goal of connecting & lifting our spirits.
A Brooklyn native & long-time respected professional musician, Andy’s had a wide range of music experience in the NYC area. He’s played sax & sung background vocals in R&B, Blues, Rock & Big Bands in such venues as SOB’s, Damrosch Park @ Lincoln Center, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell, The Bitter End, The Limelight & Tramps… &, yes, he’s played in a few wedding bands.
Andy’s passion for music goes back as far as he can remember. He sang as a kid in school, with his seven siblings around the campfire & later with other teens on Brooklyn street corners. At 14, he found his first guitar in a garbage can. The big hole in the back didn’t daunt him - he replaced three missing strings with fishing line & taught himself to play.
At NYC’s High School of Art & Design (A&D), he played alto sax in the dance & concert bands & bassoon in the orchestra. He also sang in A&D’s folk group. As a teen & while attending college at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, he also played sax, rhythm guitar & vocals in local East Flatbush bands.
Six years ago, Andy started writing & singing his own songs. Inspired by life events from the tragic, premature deaths of two younger brothers to finding the love of his life at age 49, he found song-writing healing, joyful & surprising. He sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night hearing the music for an entire song & runs to record it on his iphone! Moving, funny & reflective, Andy’s indie/folk songs convey his unique perspective on life through humor, joy & heartache.