Feb 16–18, 2018

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths

Dec 7, 2016


Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths

ANDY is an energetic and passionate rootsy folk rock singer/songwriter who will have you tapping your toes and singing along with the chorus!    

  • ‘Mind On Other Things’ was nominated for ‘Roots Recording of the Year’ at the 2013 HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS!    
  • Andy is really looking forward to releasing 2 new albums in 2017. ‘Our Cat flash’ – original kid’s music and ‘Stella Started It’ – original folk rock.    
  • Andy is thrilled to return to the stage at Winterfolk this year!    
While Andy Griffiths studied architecture in his younger days, music always remained a keen passion for him. He’d study architecture, graduate, become an independent architectural designer (founding his own company Archimage Design), look after aging parents, raise a family, design and build a new house, travel the world and at one point … lose his thyroid to cancer. ( certainly a kick in the pants to pay attention to the things you love … family, friends and MUSIC! )
For the last 30 some odd years he’s also been pursuing his love of music … writing and recording original music whenever he was able to. He was in a variety of working cover bands from 1990 to 2002. In 2009, Andy started playing regular gigs with renewed vigour. Mostly original shows, feature sets, and open stages. Which lead Andy to record and release his debut album …’LOOKING AT A LIFE.’ in Sept 2011. Along with help from many of the incredible musicians he met along the way. This album is a folky-rock album with an honest take on a life well lived. Reviewers have written that Andy’s music brings comparison to Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Lowest of the Low, John Mellencamp, John Hiatt, Grapes of Wrath amongst others.
In Feb 2013, Andy released album number 2 … ‘MIND ON OTHER THINGS’. Drawing on influences from the Beatles, Crowded House, Lee Harvey Osmond (Tom Wilson), the Verve, Tom Petty….. just to name a few. You will find a selection of tunes ranging from East Coast folk flavour to rocking folky power pop. Once again, boasting a selection of some of the top, world class, musicians from in and around Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area. This album has made it’s way across Canada, into the USA, France, England, Germany, Sweden, Australia and many other places around the globe.
Catchy melodies and tight vocal harmonies are prevalent throughout his tunes. Andy’s band mates comprise of good friends … who happen to be some of the top musicians in the area. “We always have a great time playing shows together!” Audiences pick up on that and get drawn in to the excitement and fun vibe of the performance!    

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