Having originally had a 12 year long career as an actor, graduating from the Royal Conservitore of Scotland, Andy has performed on both stage and screen, and later found his way in to t.v and radio as a voice artist before making the leap to the other side of the glass.
Alongside acting, he has always been a dedicated songwriter and musician and was the former guitarist in the Scottish outfit The Storm Society, before relocating to London to form his own band, post-punk revivalists Northern Light Exposure.
He began his producing and engineering career at the world renowned Abbey Road Institute where he studied audio engineering and production. It was here that he cemented his musical influences in dark indie rock and new wave music in the studio which provided a foundation for the direction and development of his epic sound, infusing electronic beats with rock music in a contemporary style.
As an artist his influences range from a variety of genres from alternative rock and electronica to classical, and draws musical parallels to bands such as the Editors and Interpol, through to Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cure, Depeche Mode, and The Chameleons, who he opened for on their 2017 UK tour.
After meeting internationally famed producer Youth (The Verve, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Killing Joke) at a talk in Central London, the two started working together on what would become Northern Light Exposure’s second EP ‘Parting Shot’, the follow up to the bands debut 'An Honest Way of Living, engineered and mixed by Pat Collier (The Wonderstuff, Primal Scream).
In the studio Andrew has produced, engineered and mixed for some of his musical heros including; Pete Fij (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (The House of Love), Mull Historical Society, Music for Aborigiones (with former Sun & the Moon guitarist Andy Whitaker) and is currently producing and mixing Astrid Williamson’s forthcoming album ‘Into the Mountain’ for One Little Indian.
Photography by Chris O’Donovan