Drastic Andrew is a five piece rock based Americana band in Santa Fe New Mexico. Formed in 2011, the band performs regularly at Santa fe & Albuquerque’s lively bars, brewpubs and performance spaces.
Their September 2011 debut release, Save the Machine, received rave reviews from local music press and the single, John Henry, has been in regular rotation on Santa Fe’s KBAC.Drastic Andrew’s music is a regular feature on the weekly Frogville Radio Hour on the same station. The band’s 2nd release; State of denial(june 2013) was honored with 5 nominations from the New Mexico Music Awards, a nationally juried organization, and won the category of “Best Arrangement of a Country Song”. Songs from State of Denial are currently in rotation at 43 independent and college radio stations nationally and in Canada.
The band’s tagline, coined by Andrew’s often gyrating, dancing, life partner/ideas person Blyth: “New Rock Country Wave” is a concise narrative of the bands music; a clear rock & roll ethic with a dash of New Wave/post Punk awareness and an occasional, spicy, roadhouse, country twang. Drastic Andrew Band’s live shows feature tight arrangements and lyrically earnest ballads that give way to melodic jam-band ferocity. One of 2014′s headliners at “Outside In Productions” Santa Fe Bandstand Concert series, Drastic Andrew Band played to an enthusiastic 400 dancing and riveted crowd with guest horn section Manny Ramirez(tenor Sax & David Weeks (trumpet) of the popular Nosotros Band-