Andy is from Perth, Austrailia; Poet, composer, singer and guitarist, Andy is a wonderful breath of fresh of fresh air in a somewhat cynical and tumultuous musical world.
Andy has established a popular following over the years with his works constantly compared with modern contemporary artists “The Script”, “James Blunt” and “Maroon 5”, as well as international Legends Cat Stevens and Neil Young. His voice is unique and gives passion and vitality to his songs. His lyrics are intelligent and profound, yet innocent and appealing. His music empowers his words.
Although his songs have been described as “True Adult Contemporary Music, his arrangements and music are also reminiscent of Cold Play, Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel. His voice is unique and gives passion and vitality to all his songs and for added soul inspiring impact, on several songs he also enlisted the amazing vocal talent of UK born Kerrie Ironside.
Andy has played guitar since a car accident left him temporarily incapacitated before he was 20 years of age. His poems have been published by the International Library of Poetry, USA. Andy has not lost his passion for performing, with regular performances around Australia as well as in Asia, including China. His songs have received radio play in many countries including Australia, USA, England, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland and Netherlands, where his songs have been syndicated to multiple radio stations.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THROUGH INJURIES AND INTROSPECTION COMES AN “ANGEL”
Andy Michaels: Revisited is an emotive trek through thirteen tracks based in adult-contemporary and melded with a mix of pop and rock.
“It's beautiful work and it's especially gratifying to discover new music that appreciates melody and lyric.” - Broken Road Radio, USA
(PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) DECEMBER 16th, 2017 – In the “Land Down Under” exists a crossroads where adult contemporary, pop, rock - and a touch musical soul - all collide in one cutting-edge swirl of sound. It is at the very center of this vortex that you’ll find Australian poet,
composer, and singer, Andy Michaels. While he has been successful in many other parts of the world, he is just starting to break out in U.S. Within Andy Michaels: Revisited, his latest release, he is giving brand new fans a chance to catch up with his addictive and inimitable collision of sound and style.
In Australia, Andy has drawn crowds in the tens of thousands. He’s performed on TV, while backed by a twenty-piece orchestra, in front of over a million viewers. Michaels never planned a career in music. It was after a car accident that resulted in severe injuries and a subsequent long recovery that he learned guitar and put his poetry and musings into melody and song.
Within Andy Michaels: Revisited there’s a potent potpourri of what Andy has been doing down in Australia for over a decade now; fusing AC, pop, and rock with carefully crafted instrumentation and creative arrangements. He has a style and genre no one can seem to box in. “People have compared me from Cat Stevens to Maroon 5, Coldplay, Counting Crows and even Pink Floyd. It seems I hear some new comparison every time,” says Andy. He’s okay with the fact that no one can label him - he wants to be always evolving as an artist.
Andy Michaels: Revisited, has a track for fans of almost any genre, it’s eclectic. The first two songs released are “Angel” and “Where are You Now.” Both compositions are poignant, yet powerful ballads with an incredible chill factor. Michaels penned both songs and called upon the vocal prowess of Kerrie Ironside for “Angel.” “Where are You Now” displays Andy’s guitar playing and storytelling within a composition that is adult-contemporary, but could almost crossover to country. Andy Michaels has had to overcome a lot in his career, from injuries, convalescing and lately the music business. However, now Andy has an “Angel” by his side, and on the radio.