ELVIS has always been a big part of Andy’s life. At the age of seven he clearly remembers singing “One Night” at a family gathering.
Andy has thrilled audiences across the Pacific from New Zealand and Australia to America and Hawaii. His ambition has always been to keep the music of Elvis alive. This is evident in the sincere performances he gives.
Andy’s uncanny vocal talent has stunned even Presley’s own original backing group, The Jordanaires. His vocal ability, inflections and phrasing capture the true essence of Elvis’ voice.
In 2012 Andy performed with The Jordanaires, Elvis’ backing group from 1956 to 1970. Ray Walker of The Jordanaires remarked “Andy is one of the finest singers we’ve ever worked with in our lives”. The show was recorded live in Nashville, Tennessee and released on CD as ‘One Night In Nashville’. Accompanied by the renowed Ronnie McDowell band, Andy covers the best of Elvis’ rock ‘n’ roll years.
To celebrate 80 Years of Elvis, Andy toured New Zealand in 2015 with his critically acclaimed stage show ‘One Night With You’. The tour was captured in the short film ‘The King’ by New Zealand director Ursula Grace Williams and premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2016. The film was selected by filmmaker Lee Tamahori as one of the six best short films of 2016, going on to win the audience award for best short film.
In late 2015 Andy received the VAC Benny Award for Best Male Artist in recognition for his stunning performances throughout New Zealand and for his incredible voice.