P h i l o s o p h y
Music is inseparable from what it is to be human. Underlying all good music is a profound connection with each other.
No matter what style of music I am involved in - and there have been many - I am always looking for that connection, that spark that takes us away from the everyday and reminds us of it.
I believe that everyone has the right to share in that.
Let’s do it!
B i o g r a p h y
Andy's work has included film and media music, electronic music production, classical music recording production, conducting, music for theatre, sound design, and education and community work.
Andy began his career as a keyboard player touring with Jackdaw With Crowbar and Bhangra singer Johnny Zee.
He worked at Island Records with reggae producer Paul 'Groucho' Smykle before co-founding Banco de Gaia with Toby Marks with and producing the Mercury-nominated album Maya and Last Train to Lhasa. As a dance music producer he worked with Medicine Drum, Prana, Eat Static and others as well as releasing solo work under the monikers 100th Monkey and Funkopath. Writing in the Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music, Colin Larkin described his work as:
"characterised by varied textures and grooves,
and the most detailed, original production."
Andy worked as Musical Director for Heartbreak Productions Theatre company for 12 years and In 2009 composed and produced an orchestral score for the feature film The 13th Day. He was awarded a New York Film & Television Award for his work on the sound design of the film. He has composed for TV ads, community films and corporate media projects.
In 2011 he gained a distinction in an MA in composition at Coventry University, and has had conductor training with Sing for Pleasure.
He then lectured in Composition, Music Technology and Recording at Coventry University.
He was a founding Director and national choirleader of The Workplace Choir Company Ltd which he set up in 2013 and went on to work with major corporate clients including Tui UK&I, Kantar (UK and Munich), Lego, Silicon Valley Bank, RSM Accountants and Heathrow Airport.
He now works as a producer of classical and electronic music and continues to release and remix electronic music as 100th Monkey.