Photo by Karen Winton
Proud patron of Fairbridge Festival, Andrew is an experienced performer, multi-award winning songwriter and lap-slide guitar specialist based in Perth, Western Australia. He is known for his innovative blend of musical styles, unique collaborative instrument designs, on-stage warmth and humour, and stellar musicianship.
Andrew has released four studio albums, a live album and two concert/instructional lap slide guitar DVDs and has toured extensively in Australia and overseas.
In 2012, Andrew was named the APRA/ASA Australian Songwriter of the Year by the Australian Songwriter’s Association, and his music has featured on numerous television and radio programs, as well as films, and been recorded by other artists including luminaries such as John Mayall.
Andrew is passionate about the importance of the arts in young people’s lives and has worked as a music teacher, mentor, and songwriting workshop facilitator all around Australia. Andrew is a Quest veteran, having facilitated workshops for FolkWorld since the competition began in 2011.