Derbyshire Band of the Week

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Andrew Warner is an indie pop artist hailing from Clowne, blending his music with a range of contagious hooks and anthemic style choruses. The acoustic songwriter has already gained himself a mass following, with plays of his debut EP ‘Tales of a Twenty Something’ airing on the likes of Bolton FM, Chorley FM and Salford City Radio, the songwriter is set to take the UK by storm.

Starting as a solo act only nine months ago, Andrew first played in a band called Mexican Kids at Home who placed in our very own Band of the Year in 2008! Andrew is a master of all trades, playing the guitar, keyboard, drums, ukulele, bass, melodica and the harmonica!

However, after studying for four years to get a masters degree in Chemistry at the University of Leicester, the solo artist is now studying for a PhD in Chemistry in Manchester. Having a UK wide tour under his belt, Andrew has played Liverpool, Manchester, Richmond, Cumbria, Warrington,

Preston, Sheffield and of course, Chesterfield, Andrew believes it’s important to retain the local music scene.

“I think it’s important to come back and support the places you grew up. Songwriting is a much less saturated market outside of cities and so there’s plenty of new ears who don’t hear original material as often, and so the novelty of singer/songwriters means original music may be taken

seriously. I think for me personally, gigging back in the places I grew up is ideal to highlight that people who have left the area don’t necessarily forget about where they came from. It has also allowed me to reconnect with people from school who I haven’t seen in years!”

Tales of a Twenty Something was written, recorded and produced by Andrew himself and was released earlier this year in August. He’s also a huge fitness enthusiast and loves running and cycling, we’re not sure where he finds the time!

Find the singer/songwriter’s work on itunes at­of­a­twenty-something­ep/id1047683675