Andy is undoubtedly one of the most versatile bass players in the UK
and certainly one of the finest sight readers.
He has been playing bass for over 25 years. His first professional gig
was at a strip club in Soho. However, all good things must come to an end,
and he was eventually persuaded to leave and join a band gigging around Greece and Turkey.
Throughout the 1990s Andy became a regular player with many
professional bands in and around London, including Johnny Howard,
Jack Hawkins, Wonderbrass and The Mike Smith Orchestra and Singers.
Andy’s theatre show credits include Joseph, Home & Away, Fame and more than three years with Blood Brothers. Other tours include work with Lorna Luft, Dave Willetts and Wayne Sleep.
He became a regular session player and writing collaborator at Dream Of Oswald Recording Studios, performing on many CDs and co-writing jingles for EMI/Music House.
Working with the Jerry Playle Fusion quartet in 1998, he met David Young who introduced him to his band, Katys Komet, same day Andy joined That’ll Be The Day which, with its non-stop annual touring schedule of up to 250 gigs, took over his professional life for the next ten years, up to, and including, the Dusty in Concert tour which Andy has just finished.
Andy is a serious rocker at heart but had difficulty finding a band that was the real deal until talking to David Young (currently the guitarist in We Will Rock You). According to David, there was only one rock band for you my son, and introduced him to Raw Glory.
Andy can be currently found in the wings of the London West End Dominion Theatre “We Will Rock You” show, as he is now a dep for Bass player Neil Murray (Whitesnake). Andy recently formed a great Blues Rock Band called Serious Blues with Sam Kelly on Drums, and Frankie Connolly on Guitar. These guys have decided to use this great energy they have found when playing together to create SERIOUS BLUES.
Official website www.andyhodgebass.com
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