SongVault Artist Profile
Co Wicklow, Ireland
Folk Rock / Singer/Songwriter
Born in Dublin, Ireland, currently based between Bray, Co Wicklow and San Francisco,CA, Andrew Handrick has been writing songs for the past 12 years.
Combining rock/folk and pop music with deep lyrical content, his songs produce a memorable melodic experience, while his voice rings out with a knowledge, energy and passion second to none.
Andrew is a self taught musician and plays most of the instruments on his recordings. He only stepped into the role of singer/guitarist in March of 2001, after having been the main songwriter in bands such as Grover and Booster.
As a founding member of these bands, Andrew was involved in playing at the following:
IMRO Showcase Night, Heineken Green Energy Band Challenge, Emergenza Band Competition, Limerick Expo, South East Music Seminar also recording a session for the Dave Fanning show on 2FM National Radio.
His song 'Weirdo's Goodbye' was featured on the CD 'Futureproof II' Best of Irish, a compilation by Danceline Records, and he has also contributed work to independent films both in Ireland and the US.
Another of his compositions 'Stolen' made it into the Top 100 of the Bacardi/HotPress Songs of the Year 2002. He has also been a featured artist on CDGoRound.com in 2002.
Andrew won the National Busking Competition in Virginia, Co. Cavan in 2002, and he reached the final of An Tostal Song Competition in 2004 with City Morn. His CD was chosen as "Pick of the Fortnight" in Hot Press(April 2005 edition).
Andrew has also been interviewed on 98FM, DSCR, NEAR FM and Anna Livia Radio.
He was a featured artist on San Francisco's Channel 29 TV show "On The Tip Of My Tongue" in May 2006.
Andrew is currently playing solo acoustic gigs in the US.
"may well be worth watching" -Jackie Hayden, Hot Press Magazine
"a lovely, reflective and subdued look into Andrews world that is reminiscent of an Elliott Smith record but far less tortured"
-C Bode, PartyInKingston.com
CD's for sale on www.andrewhandrick.com