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About Andrew Handrick: Andrew Handrick - Biography

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Andrew is currently based in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.

Andrew writes edgy folk/rock music with literate lyrics while his voice rings out with a knowledge, energy and passion second to none. His songs have been compared to Elliott Smith, Smashing Pumpkins, Damien Rice and Dinosaur Jr amongst others.

Andrew is a self-taught musician and plays most of the instruments on his recordings.

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 understanding the lyrical mastery of Bob Dylan. While Simon + Garfunkel and REM were a big influence on his vocal style.

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.

Andrew won the National Busking Competition in Virginia, Co. Cavan in 2003, and competed in the final of An Tostal Song Competiton 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.

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