Andy McCarthy is a singer and guitarist, specializing in a wide range of covers, styles and genres. Drawing inspiration from pop, rock, blues & country, he has crafted his talents as a songsmith and cover artist by playing weddings, parties and events throughout New York City and New England, before moving to Houston, TX.
As one half of the acoustic folk-rock duo Mac/Glidden, Andy has also written, recorded and performed original compositions which Huffington Post described as "stripped down music at its best". (Huffington Post, "5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts")
Professional, punctual and committed to delivering the best performance, Andy is a perfect choice for any occasion.
From start to finish, working with Andy has been easy. Andy sent me a list of songs that tend to be popular and I added a bunch more of my favorites. At the party, he played a good mix of music and kept my guests happy. I received many compliments and folks asking for his contact information. I was nervous that having live music in my house would be too loud but it wasn't - he kept the volume perfect - adjusting as needed with the ebb and flow of people. Overall, I couldn't be happy and look forward to working with Andy again soon.
Andy was very professional in all ways--showing up in plenty of time, setting up on his own, and making the less than ideal location work. He is a talented and engaging performer. While the weather did not cooperate--this was an outdoor event--he kept the music going as folks made for the cover of indoors when the hit and continued as long as was possible in the conditions. His flexible and gracious spirit added some light to an otherwise disastrous turn of events. Our only regret was having to cut off his performance when the Township cancelled the event due to weather. We hope to have him perform again--in full--in the future.
He single handedly made what would have otherwise been a boring dinner party, into a raging success. He had the entire crowd singing along, dancing and generally having an awesome time. I would highly recommend him for any event and know we’ll be using him again!
Everyone at our corporate event commented on how good he was (and that's a diverse and demanding crowd). We would definitely book him again!
I hired Andy for my husband’s 40th birthday party. It was a small get together with a few close friends at our clubhouse. Andy had a great line up of songs and it was varied from oldies to newer songs. He adjusted himself to the small group and was able to transition from when our group got louder or when it was time to sing happy birthday to my husband. Our friends thought he was great too and are looking forward to hiring him for future events. We certainly will too!
Simply put, Andy was phenomenal. Our event without him would’ve been a nice, quiet event. Instead it was an absolute blast. He had the whole group (86 people) singing and dancing. I’ve received so many compliments. Everyone wants his contact info. So in short, if you’re looking for someone FUN, he’s your guy!
We hired Andy for a healthy-sized, in-home birthday party and was absolutely thrilled having him perform for us. From infants to the more seasoned, everyone loved Andy and his exceptional talent. We all hadn't had THAT much fun in a really long time!
Andy was friendly, flexible and super comfortable to be around. Very accommodating, humble and just a really good man.
Thank you, Andy, for one of the best birthday celebrations ever. We are so glad you could share it with us! You're officially in the family now.
Andy was perfect for our party! He sounded amazing, set up quickly, communicated often prior to the event, had a great play list and accompanied every request!
Andy exceeded expectations and provided really great entertainment. I would definitely recommend him. We plan to use him for any future events.
Andy was amazing! He was setup and ready on time and played for the entire event. He even added more contemporary pieces as requested. The guests loves the music and he sounded great. Thank you Andy!
I can't say enough great things about Andy! So many people are our party wanted to know where we found him. Several even plan to book him for their own parties. He was so professional and accommodating for my husband's 40th birthday party. His list of songs is fantastic and he is a great guitarist and super voice. So so happy that we booked Andy. We would again in a flash. Thank you for making our party special!
I hired Andy for my Dad's 75th Bday party at a rental house in Galveston. Andy came out on short notice and blew us away. We didn't want him to leave. He has a great personality which made his music much more entertaining. I highly recommend and hope to hire again!!!
Andy is extremely professional and personable. He’s very prompt at responding to any questions. His music had a big variety of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s plus newer stuff too. I was given the opportunity to choose the songs I wanted from the list. An added bonus is that Andy sets up karaoke during his breaks. My close friends booked him for their party in a few weeks so I’m looking forward to seeing him play again. I’ll definitely book him for future parties and have already recommended him to friends.
Andy is very professional. My teenagers and their friends as well as the parents enjoyed a lot. I will definitely hire him next time.
The performance Andy McCarthy did at my daughters wedding was nothing less than perfection. His musical skills; both instrumental and vocal were exceptional, our Galveston crowd enjoyed his music and all were grateful for his attendance. Extremely accommodating and helpful planning the program, even learned several songs for the occasion. This ceremony was a big deal for our family, Andy is a true professional with a pleasant demeanor and represents himself well, very important to me. His involvement turned a nice function into a Grand Slam. Big things await this young man. Todd Brown
Andy was truly a real professional music artist. He was punctual and dressed right for the event.
He is super ez to work with and provided a song list for us to choose from that had little bit of anything you liked.
I would definitely recommend Andy to anyone who might be looking for a true musician who can provide a memorable occasion.
Absolutely fantastic artist. Everyone enjoyed the music and selections of songs. It was perfect. Thank you!
I would highly recommend Andy. I needed a last minute musician to work our bar and Andy came through for a two night performance. I'm sure we will be using him again.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 29, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|October 13, 2018 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||House Party|
|September 29, 2018 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Fair|
|September 28, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 11, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party|
|August 02, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|July 28, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|July 19, 2018 • 3:00pm - 8:00pm||Grand Opening|
|June 16, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||House Party|
|May 26, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Graduation|
|May 16, 2018 • 11:00am - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 11, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Launch Party|
|May 04, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||Dinner Party|
|April 07, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|March 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:30pm||Dinner Party|
|March 17, 2018 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|January 27, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 02, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|November 11, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 30, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 03, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Nightclub Event|