The heart of Bob Dylan and the soul of Stevie Wonder... Andrewesley's reputation as a powerful musical presence began when he was the lead guitarist for celebrated Elektra Recording Artist Aunt Bettys. His searing leads and ultra melodic riffs were ear candy to anyone lucky enough to catch the punk-tinged group perform live. Before disbanding, the group released two full-length albums, were a featured artist back to back years at the South By Southwest music conference, and made a splash on the Billboard charts with the single 'Jesus'. After two years pursuing a formal music education, Andrewesley joined seminal O.C. power pop group Goforth. The band worked with producer Michael Vail Blum (Suicidal Tendencies, New Radicals)and was nominatd for best pop/rock group two years in a row at the Orange County Music Awards. Andrewesley has also enjoyed sharing the stage as a sideman with Donavon Frankenreiter and The Strung Gurus, which featured the late Dennis Dennel of Social Distortion. Today Andrewesley is calling the shots as a bandleader in his own right, with a musical style comparable to such contemporaries as Jason Mraz', Duncan Sheik, John Mayer, and the late Jeff Buckley. His debut full-length solo offering 'strength' was just released on Marathon Records and has been praised by many in the music community. The album focuses on themes about spiritual enlightenment, personal relationships, and the environment. Andrewesley is a seasoned and well travelled performer with a plethora of live experiences under his belt. Standout performances include shared bills with artists like Susanna Hoffs, Fastball, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Placebo, and Gwen Mars. Some venues include: House of Blues-Hollywood, The Viper Room-Hollywood, Mercury Lounge-New York, ESPN Games-Phoenix, SXSW-Austin, The Casbah-San Diego, and Foundations Forum-Los Angeles. Press- 'One of the ten best releases of the year (2004) !' -Robert Kinsler, The Orange County Register Dec 2004.
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