Andy left school at the tender age of fifteen to become the drummer for 

professional country band "Jackson Queen" with whom he toured the clubs

and theatres of the UK. Whilst gaining experience with this group Andy

joined forces with Britain's top country guitarist Glen Mitchell and formed

a band with him which subsequently lead to multiple tours with various

other bands as Andy developed different styles of drumming.

One distinct style of drumming to come out of his time 

playing kit on tour was derived from making noises with

his mouth. Most commonly known as "beat boxing", Andy 

taught himself how to incorporate his now extensive

knowledge of drum styles and rhythms into what he would

come to call "vocal percussion".

Aged twenty-two, Andy wowed a cappella sensations "The 

Magnets" in an audition with his unique mouth drumming

talents and immediately secured the job.  He quickly became

one of the world's most interesting, reliable and entertaining

beat boxers, not only as an integral part of the band but also

as ​a soloist. He helped "The Magnets" achieve international 

success, record deals and support tours with the likes of Tom 

Jones, Geri Halliwell and Lisa Stansfield.

When not on tour, or teaching drums and vocal percussion, Andy can be found either down the gym, eating one of his many meals or sleeping - all of which are vital to maintaining the physical shape that his job demands..!