Keyboards and Vocals
Andy has played with more bands than we have web space to list, so
here is a short resume:
Andy formed his first band called the Peruvian Turd Hurlers in 1964.
This was mainly a rock 'n' roll band.
He did much session work in late 60's to early 70's including many
BBC Nightride Recordings.
He formed the Andy Fraser Quartet in '74 and in the next 4 years
backed and played with names such as Bing Crosby, Humphrey Littleton,
Harry Becket, Paul Melba, Joan Turner and Bert Weedon to mention a few.
Then he retired for 20 years.
In 2001 he reformed The Andy Fraser Quartet with: Alan Slater, Arthur
Norman, Pete Gregory, David Astell and Helen Burnett, plus many floating
musicians who happened to turn up. Also around this time he was the
Legless member of Wide-Eyed & Legless, David Astell being invariably
wide-eyed, Helen Burnett the superb singer.
Andy is the founder of The Willingham Jazz & Blues Club (see gig
guide) and as such he is largely responsible for the formation of Blues
Consortium. It was in December 2001 that he asked Dr.A to form a band
for a "one off" gig at his club. The rest is history.
Andy was guest vocalist at our Lee Groome Charity Gig at the Blue
Bell, Werrington Village in September. By the way The Blue Bell is about
to become a Blues 'n' Jazz Club called Blues and Jazz by The Green.
Watch our Links page for future details.
To wake up every morning.