“Voice, band, songs - a wonderful warm sound” - Mike Scott
— The Waterboys
Andy SMYTHE EPK
Andy writes powerful lyrical songs and has a remarkable 4-octave voice. He plays 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars and stage piano. His voice was classically trained by an Italian opera singer and he is also a formidable piano player a la Rufus Wainwright. His band features Jimmy Van Lin or Bea Limontri on violin and Les Elvin on bass. Chris Lord can also add sparking banjo. His music has won accolades from both sides of the Atlantic and he has appeared at folk festivals and clubs across the UK. He's shared evenings with Peggy Seeger and Martin Carthy. Venues played include The Red Lion FC, Broadstairs FF, The National Theatre, The Borderline, Cromer FF. His music is distributed by Cadiz Music.
“A wry subtlety in the writing, authenticity and passion in a delivery” - Trevor Raggatt, RnR magazine