Andrew Handrick - Biography
Born in Dublin, Ireland, currently based in Bray Co Wicklow, Andrew Handrick is a self-taught musician playing edgy folk/rock with literate lyrics.
His early years were spent listening to artist such as Elvis and Dean Martin, later moving on to bands such as The Jam, The Who, The Velvet Underground and eventually finding Bob Dylan, Simon + Garfunkel and REM.
Andrew has been compared to Elliot Smith, Damien Rice, Nick Drake and Smashing Pumpkins amongst others.
Andrew was involved in playing at the following:
IMRO Showcase Night, Heineken Green Energy Band Challenge, Emergenza Band Competition, Limerick Expo, South East Music Seminar also recording a session for the Dave Fanning show on 2FM National Radio.
His song 'Weirdo's Goodbye' was featured on the CD 'Futureproof II' Best of Irish, released through Danceline Records, and he has also contributed work to independent films both in Ireland and the US..
Another of his compositions 'Stolen' made it into the Top 100 of the Bacardi/HotPress Songs of the Year 2002. He has also been a featured artist on CDGoRound.com in 2003. Andrew won the National Busking Competition in Virginia, Co. Cavan in 2003, and competed in the final of An Tostal Song Competition 2004.
Ireland's premiere music magazine, Hot Press, chose his CD for "Pick of the Fortnight" in its April 2005 edition.
He was a featured artist on San Francisco's Channel 29 TV show "On The Tip Of My Tongue" in May 2006.
Andrew released his debut album "The True Riches Of Life" in 2006, available at www.cdbaby.com/andrewhandrick
Eirom.net chose Andrew as part of their "Discover the Next Big Thing" national campaign 2007.
Interviewed for Irish Music Scene Documentary 2008, awaiting release.
Songs featured on new Yoga Fusion DVD in the US, released 2008.
Released an instrumental CD “Five Steps” Aug 2008.
He is currently writing and recording new material