Since turning professional in 1986 Andrew has had extensive experience both as composer and performer, appearing in performances of his own works on UK Radio 1 (The Andy Kershaw Show and The Friday Rock Show), BBC2 Network East, Channel 4 (Big World Cafe) with Nigel Kennedy and the late Nusrat Fateh Alla Khan.


He has worked as composer and pianist, under the auspices of Birmingham Royal Ballet, on numerous education projects including: Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake , Penguin Café, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Theme & Variations, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, La Fille mal Gardee, Elite Syncopations and Nutcracker Sweeties, Hobsons Choice and Arthur.

Andrew has also composed for the London Contemporary Ballet Company, Jiving Lindy Hoppers, Sampad, The National Youth Ballet, Kokuma African Dance Theatre, Chitraleka Indian Dance Theatre, Mercurial Arts and Tallia Teatrum. His music has been performed live at The Lichfield International Arts Festival, The Stroud Festival, Sadlers Wells Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Symphony Hall, Hong Kong and the National Centre for Performing Arts Beijing.

TV and Radio credits more recently include “Chameleons of Truth” animation film (ITV), “BBC News at 10”, “African Safari”, "Pied Piper of Hamelin", (BBC), “Ballet-Hoo” (Channel 4), and a pilot for a new children’s TV series, “Burkey Bear”.


His first work for full orchestra, 'Synapse', was commissioned by The Duke of Norfolk to inaugurate the open-air fireworks concert at Carlton Towers , Yorkshire in July 1995. He has since written for members of the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Bardi symphony orchestras, and orchestrated music for concerts at Symphony Hall, Birmingham .


He has also mentored  Birmingham Conservatoire pianists, and been an Edexcel examiner for A-Level Music Technology.


He has written music for several short films, including 'The Quiet Man Suite' written for London 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and completed his first feature film, The Journey in 2014 


Andrew  currently holds Directorships in The Sound Moves Music Company Ltd, Pegasus Bridge Film Ltd, Prehistoric Health Ltd, Eagles Dare Film Ltd.

About Andrew

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