Sustaining a head injury in a car accident in Apr 2009 changed his life. Shortly after the accident he had his first Psychotic episode. Music also entered into his life. In the fall of 2009, Andrew started writing songs on the keyboard w/o ever having any music training. In Apr 2010, he picked up a guitar for the 1st time. Since the accident, he has struggled with depression, Bi-polar, and has written over 200 songs. His songs reflect his struggles w/ themes of loneliness, loss, abandonment, etc. In Jul 2013, an episode landed him in a jail cell for 7 months. Now in a State Hospital, he writes/records songs in his room. Although not perfect recordings, he is able to convey the general structure and melody. His songs provide a window into his soul. There is a wonderful raw, unpolished innocence in his writing. Lyrics generally melancholy, reflecting realities of living w/ severe depression. A distinct style-sound. Influence of artists like Kurt Cobain, Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, Anthony Kedios and Syd Barrett.
Added on behalf of Andrew Neil: Andrew is currently in a State Hospital, where he has been a patient for over two years. The last 60 songs written by Andrew, were written and recorded on a cheap battery powered recorded in his hospital Room. The songs were then uploaded from the recorder to our home computer. The songs have not been remastered (with the exception of "Super Hero", which was remastered by Jeff Johnson, a producer and songwriter out of LA.) He did this out of kindness and wanted Andrew to hear how his songs would sound with a full band backing him.
How did you hear about us?
What is your profession (singer, rapper, songwriter, poet, dancer, model, music fan, etc.)?
Songwriter/songcrafter, Poet, singer, musician
How many members are in your band?
What is your style of music?
Grunge Folk, Alternative
Who are your influences in the music industry?
60's-70's Singer Songwriter, Kurt Cobain, Nick Drake, Donovan, Anthony Kiedis, Elliot Smith, Motown, Jazz, Classical.