Andy plays a wide variety of hits and forgotten gems from throughout the years. Smooth and sincere, Andy is perfect for a relaxed vibe: patios, wine bars, taprooms, backyards, etc. He can also take it up a notch when the party gets going or lighten things up a little when the whole family is there.
Andy is part of a large network of musicians, and can easily expand to a duo, trio, or full band to fit your event.
Andy is also a licensed minister, and although it's not something he does regularly, he can officiate your wedding in the state of Minnesota.
Price Range: $150 and up
What to Expect
On stage, you can expect Andy to focus on the music. He'll keep the chit-chat to a minimum, unless there's something that needs saying. That said, he's always happy to help with announcements, raffle drawings, contests, lost keys… whatever is required. (Or, he can make a microphone available for someone else to make announcements, too.) Volume levels are always appropriate for the venue, and he'll happily adjust to clients' requests.
Off stage, Andy is a total pro. He'll arrive on time, set up the equipment quickly and neatly, and take care of whatever needs doing. Depending on the situation, he can engage with guests or slip discretely out of the way when not performing.
When the performance is over, he'll pack up quickly and be out of your way with a minimum of fuss.
In short, Andy is always focused on the client and the event, and wants your overall experience to be positive.
Originally from Cincinnati, Andy has called Minneapolis home for the last couple decades. As a solo performer and with several notable bands, Andy has played nearly every stage in the Twin Cities (and quite a few in the surrounding areas). You can find him playing bass, guitar, and even keyboards once in a while. He's also worked over 200 weddings, both as a live musician and as a DJ.
Additional Booking Notes
Technical requirements will vary based on the event and the venue, but Andy is very flexible to any situation. He can work with you to make sure all technical details are handled properly.
Here's a sampling of songs Andy typically performs. This list is always growing and evolving.
All along the Watchtower—Bob Dylan
All for You—Sister Hazel
Authority Song—John Cougar Mellencamp
Baker Street—Gerry Rafferty
Ball and Chain—Social Distortion
Beautiful World—Colin Hay
Big Yellow Taxi—Joni Mitchell
Brown Eyed Girl—Van Morrison
Bubble Toes—Jack Johnson
Can’t You See—Marshall Tucker
Carefree Highway—Gordon Lightfoot
Chasing Cars—Snow Patrol
City of New Orleans—Arlo Guthrie
Come Monday—Jimmy Buffet
Diamonds on the Inside—Ben Harper
Downtown Train—Tom Waits
Far Far Away from My Heart—BoDeans
For What It’s Worth—Buffalo Springfield
Good—Better Than Exra
Good Feeling—Violent Femmes
Hey Won’t You Play—BJ Thomas
Horizon Has Been Defeated—Jack Johnson
I Can See Clearly Now—Johnny Nash
I Could Never Take the Place—Prince
I Love a Rainy Night—Eddie Rabbitt
If You Could Read My Mind—Gordon Lightfoot
I'm a Believer—Neil Diamond
It Never Rains in California—Albert Hammond
Joy of My Life—John Fogerty
Leaving on a Jet Plane—John Denver
Nasty Habits—Tommy Castro
Never Been to Spain—Hoyt Axton
New York City—Cub
Next Year—Foo Fighters
Ol’ 55—Tom Waits
Only the Good Die Young—Billy Joel
Peaceful Easy Feeling—Eagles
Pink Houses—John Cougar Mellencamp
Pirate Looks at Forty—Jimmy Buffet
Please Come to Boston—David Loggins
Side of the Road—Concrete Blonde
Some Kind of Wonderful—Grand Funk Railroad
Steal My Kisses—Ben Harper
Stickshifts and Safetybelts—Cake
Still the Same—Bob Seger
Story in Your Eyes—Moody Blues
Sweet Caroline—Neil Diamond
Sympathy for the Devil—Rolling Stones
Teach Your Children—Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Turn the Page—Bob Seger
When U Were Mine—Prince
With a Little Help from My Friends—Beatles
World I Know—Collective Soul
You Can’t Always Get What You Want—Rolling Stones
You May Be Right—Billy Joel
You’ll Accompany Me—Bob Seger