Andrew was born on the 28th of February 1973 in the New Zealand farming town of Ashburton. By the age of sixteen he had started songwriting with guitar and eventually also on piano. Choosing to follow a carer path in music Andrew attended the Nelson School of Music's Contemporary Music Performance Course which he graduated with Outstanding Merit. Andrew's music has been described as 'Folk music with an edge.' With influences such as John Michael Talbot, Ian White and Mark Knopfler, it isn't hard to see how Andrew's music has evolved to this point, with searching words delivered with an emotion filled voice and melodic lead guitar interwoven with acoustic fingerpicking. 'I wanted to create a CD where the arrangements were simple and uncluttered, something that was true to the way I play, not only in a live situation, but also at two in the morning when it's just an acoustic guitar and me. I wanted there to be space to give the songs room to breath, because sometimes the notes that aren't played are as important as the notes that are. It's this simplicity and this room to breath that gives the music the ability to connect with the listener in a more direct way.' Andrew.