In a near 40-year career, Andy has done more than most to put New Zealand on the global map of house music.
As well as bringing many of the scene’s elite acts to Aotearoa, he’s introduced some of our brightest talent to the world through a series of successful record labels.
More on that soon, but first let’s go back, way back, to the early 1980s when Andy, captivated by the electronic sounds emanating from northern Europe, played on bFM as a schoolboy.
After graduating to Auckland’s clubs he became one of the city’s first DJs to beat-mix. His CV reads like a roll call of classic venues 80`s, 90`s & 2000`s- from The Brat to Box, Calibre, Centro, Berlin, Cleos, Club 21, DeBretts and Zanzibar.
As founder of long-running house brand Fine Tuned, Andy’s been responsible for some of Auckland's top underground events. He's toured and supported a slew of stars, including Frankie Knuckles, Josh Wink, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick Carter and Inland Knights.
Over the last decade, through record labels HuHu and Grass Green, he’s promoted fresh Kiwi house and disco producers - with resulting acclaim on international dance charts.
His record company credentials were established long before then: in the late 80s he founded hip hop/R&B/house label Voodoo Vinyl, releasing cuts by chart stars such as Sisters Underground, Semi MCs and Pacifican Descendants. He was also part of the team that released the now legendary Proud album.
As comfortable playing daytime disco as rolling late-night house, Andy currently runs the hugely popular Black Vinyl and Electric Orange events. He is planning a new record label for 2021 See Less