Tony Andrews is an English Singer-Songwriter and Author born in Finsbury Park, North London.
His novel… ‘LOUISE AND THE LAUNDRETTE LADY’ … has now been published …it’s available on Amazon.
Tony’s album has now been released by Big Fuss Records, in California.
12 songs to help cheer you up and blow your blues away 🙂 …
The name of the album is “Whatever Makes You Happy” …. easy to find on Spotify and Itunes.
Tony writes everyday, he loves working on his songs and stories.
SOME BACKGROUND INFO
Tony had lots of fun playing in a couple of different rock bands a few years back, he’s also performed many gigs as a solo artist.
His sister gave him an old ice-cream van (which they transformed together into a mobile key-cutting wagon), Tony started trading as a key-cutter down at Portobello Market twice a week (Weds and Fri). He kept busy cutting-keys, changing watch batteries, sharpening kitchen knives and engraving pet discs, but his favourite thing was singing out on Tavistock Square every Friday afternoon. Using his Marshall amp he’d belt out songs with his twelve string guitar and harmonica. Tony was often joined by his friend, Stephen Ellery, an exceptional saxophonist. Tony pushed himself constantly, writing, performing, recording and producing his own songs at his local studio, sometimes acoustic projects, sometimes band projects. Around this time, some of Tony’s songs were being played on Radio Caroline, and WABG Radio in Mississippi.
Not so long ago, Tony made an unexpected discovery at a family funeral. He found out that his great grandad was Edgar Wallace, creator of ‘King Kong’.
This inspired Tony to write his debut novel, ‘Louise and the Laundrette Lady’…
A wacky (easy to read) adventure story full of eccentric characters, all on a mission…
Tony kept his creativity on the flow by writing songs about some of the characters in his book (check out ‘Kelly Ann’ & ‘Max Redwood’).
Tony is very passionate about his vision. He believes his eccentric novel will become a classic adventure film.
(Back to music…)
Tony’s deeply inspired by Brian Wilson’s amazing album ‘Pet Sounds’. He loves all kinds of bands and artists…
Tony has something he’d like to say to all the hard working artists out there ……
‘Your Art makes this world a more beautiful place, so please keep doing your thing, keep believing in yourself and never give up on your dream !!!’ 🙂
Below are some of Tony’s favourite Bands and Artists
The Kinks, The Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Alicia Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Tenacious D, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, John Legend, Ryan Adams, Amy Winehouse, Ray LaMontagne, Mandolin Orange, Shivaree, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, The Band, Van Morrison, Badfinger, Queen, Ed Sheeran, The Beach Boys, Neil Young, John Lennon, Chuck Berry, Kate Bush, Prince, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, David Bowie, Tom Waits, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Jimi Hendrix, Linda Ronstadt, JJ Cale, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, AC-DC, Marvin Gaye, Glen Campbell, The Rolling Stones, Nancy Sinatra, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, Burl Ives, Robin Thicke, Bjork, Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and Bobby Bland.