Andy White carries a 12-string guitar under his arm and wears his own brand of charm on his sleeve. With the political edge of Billy Bragg, the romance of David Gray and the Celtic lyricism of the Waterboys, Andy is a fully paid up 21st Century Troubadour – also the title of his new semi autobiographical book, published by Lagan Press, an often hilarious account of life on the road.
Andy’s latest release comes as a double CD ‘album of the book’ set, also entitled 21st Century Troubadour, and is released on 21st January, 2013 through Floating World Records.
Andy continues to fill venues around the world and will be touring the UK through Jan/Feb 2013 (Full details below)
Belfast born and raised, but now living in Melbourne, White has earned a global following for blending folk and pop stylings with a poet’s sensibility. Andy has released 10 studio albums from ‘Rave On Andy White’ back in 1986 to ‘Songwriter’ in 2009 and a book of poetry ‘The Music Of What Happens’. Having worked with the great names of Irish music - Sinead O’Connor, Donal Lunny, Van Morrison - and writing with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Neil and Tim Finn, Andy has won Ireland’s top songwriting awards and toured the world many times over.
The first CD is a collection of songs mostly taken from his last four solo albums – including favourites ‘If You Want It’, ‘Italian Girls On Mopeds’ and ‘Travelling Circus’ - all referred to in the book. The second CD is what Andy describes as an ‘audio book with a soundtrack’, with six readings set to music, a bebop poem from his second volume of poetry Stolen Moments (Another Lost Shark Press, 2011) and a brand title song recorded in Melbourne, Australia.
Andy is a singer-songwriter of and for our times, documenting the world and its current chaos and beauty with remarkable insight. From ‘Religious Persuasion to ‘Six String Street’. As he says in ‘I Decided To Fly’, wherever he is, with an acoustic guitar in his hand, he’s still “blowing bubbles on the Lisburn Road”.
Andy’s sister, Irish actress Cathy White, will be performing with him on all dates up to and including London. Cathy was a long time member of Andy’s band, and has sung with him on record ever since ‘Rave On Andy White’.
Wed 30th Jan 2013 – Glasgow, Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club
Thurs 31st Jan 2013 – Edinburgh, The Third Door
Fri 1st Feb 2013 – Bath, Chapel Arts Centre
Sat 2nd Feb 2013 – Derby, The Queen’s Head
Sun 3rd Feb 2013 – Hull, Fruit
Tues 5th Feb 2013 – Brighton, Latest Music Bar (or Green Door)
Wed 6th Feb 2013 – London, The Half Moon Putney
Thurs 7th Feb 2013 – Stroud, The Prince Albert
Fri 8th Feb 2013 – Yorkshire, Korks Wine Bar & Brasserie
Sat 9th Feb 2013 – Oxfordshire, The Brasenose Arms
Sun 10th Feb 2013 – Sidmouth, The Bedford Hotel
Mon 11th Feb 2013 – Birmingham, Kitchen Garden Café
Wed 13th Feb 2013 – Essex, The Bluebell Inn