What's it all about?
Andy is a singer-songwriter, comedian, writer and entrepreneur. His work has taken him around the UK, USA and parts of Europe, both on and off stage.
On stage, Andy is one of the fastest rising stars of the UK comedy circuit, both as an act and a compere. He can be regularly found ripping (gently) into audiences at some of the top comedy clubs in the country, as well as hosting a variety of private and corporate events. He has written and performed in two hour-long Edinburgh Fringe shows.
As well as his comedy, Andy is a mildly successful singer-songwriter, having played venues as big as NEC Birmingham and Shepherds Bush Empire but also in rubbish places to about 3 people! His songs have been played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, and he won a Waterstones poetry prize for the lyrics to one of them. He is currently writing and recording new material for the first time in a few years after concentrating on the comedy circuit.
Andy also performs his "Elvis Unplugged" show, having been a huge Elvis fan since a young age. As well as this, he performs themed cover version sets at various private, charitable and corporate functions.
Andy is currently working on a brand new podcast/show called "Mentally Funny", a series of interviews/chats with various fascinating people about their lives - how they got to where they are now and how mental health has played a part in it all for them (some great tips for entrepreneurs and on mental health in there). He hopes to release the first of these over the Summer of 2020..
Since being a kid Andy has always fancied himself as a bit of an entrepreneur. At school he sold/hired a variety of goods (all legal!) to the the other students, as well as running a weekly sweepstakes and a bookies (perhaps not quite so legal!)
As a "grown-up" he started Dodgeball UK in 2009, which still successfully organises stag/hen/corporate/festival mixed dodgeball events. Andy also founded The Stand-Up Club with its flagship venue in Piccadilly (London), and co-founded Funnybones Comedy Clubs in the South East which has five venues.
Andy also created and organises the £10,001 prize British Comedian Of The Year competition, which has sadly been put back to 2021 due to Coronavirus, bt fingers crossed for 2021. This is the largest single cash prize in UK comedy, beating Edinburgh Fringe's award amounts.
In the Coronavirus lockdown period, Andy opened the Lockdown Lounge online virtual venue which has held comedy shows as well as well-being talks.
Watch out for more announcements soon on the business front...
Andy is a proud dad to two boys, Freddie (3) and Charlie (2). He is happily married and lives just outside London. When he has time he loves a game of tennis, and has a bit of a temper when losing (watch out for flying rackets!) He is a huge QPR fan, he was also a stylish (so he claims!) attacking-midfielder at football, playing in the Rymans League as well as for his local team. As a kid Andy was captain of various Surrey Youth cricket age-groups, but frankly just wasn't good enough to make it pro! Other interests are Football Manager and Civ 6 games, poker, watching crime thrillers with his wife and reading.