Andrew has been composing music for many years since he was a teenager and has worked professionally in music production on various levels in the music and broadcast industries He is a graduate of the acclaimed Tonmeister degree in Music and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey and also holds a postgraduate Masters degree in Composing Music for Moving Images from City University of London, earning the award of distinction.
He began his music career immediately after university, working as a professional in-house and then freelance Music Recording Engineer and Producer in London studios. He worked with many bands and groups including top artists such as Boy George/ Culture Club, Mica Paris, Paul Young, The Brand New Heavies, NightCrawlers, Maxi Jazz, The Jones Girls, Michael J. McEvoy and many others. Andrew also engineered classical sessions for TV adverts and television drama scores.
Andrew’s main compositional focus has always been instrumental music, more recently music for picture. He is a classically trained clarinet player and also plays piano, saxophone and guitar. He understands fully how music works within a TV programme and how to compose and produce music in terms of titles, stings, beds and vamps etc. Being an accomplished recording engineer as well as an experienced composer means that his compositions are recorded and produced to the highest technical standards.
Before concentrating solely on his music composition and production, Andrew has enjoyed a successful career in the music and television industries; firstly as a Music Recording Engineer/ Producer, TV Sound Supervisor (BBC) and more recently as a Television Director (BBC).
MA Music, Composing for Moving Images (with Distinction). City University of London.
BMus (Hons) Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister). University of Surrey.