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Welcome to andysmythe.com! A talented singer-songwriter, Andy Smythe is a versatile and gifted musician He has a truly fantastic tenor voice with a huge range that is reminiscent of Jeff and Tim Buckley. Andy has played and performed with the very best in English folk at venues throughout the UK such as the Red Lion folk club in Birmingham and at Broadstairs Folk Festival. He's a classically trained pianist and his playing will bear comparison to such luminaries as Rufus Wainright and Randy Newman. On the acoustic guitar Andy prefers to play more energetic and emotive songs and he has been compared to Phil Ochs. Andy brings his Roland Stage piano and Tascam studio speakers to a gig to give the very best in acoustic sound quality and will alternate between playing piano and guitar.

Leonard Cohen tribute gig - November 9, 2017

This sunday 12th November I'm playing a tribute to Leonard Cohen gig at Ruskin House in Croydon. I'll be reinventing some of his greatest songs on the piano and singing an octave higher than the great bard! Come along and support the cause - all proceeds to keeping the great union community headquarters going.

St Edith folk - August 30, 2017

Very much looking forward to my gig at St Edith Folk on October 6th supporting folk rock band Ranagri. Been writing some really interesting new songs on the guitar to perform on the road with the likes of the piano songs recorded on 'Waiting for a Rose to Bloom'. Will be out and about loads in the Autumn. Hope to catch you at a folk club new you soon!

 

Old Tiger's Head - May 17, 2017

Playing a great local gig at the Old Tiger's Head on Friday May 26th with Les on bass and Paul on guitar.

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