Andy drops into Brighton as part of UK tour

Irish singer-songwriter Andy White has announced a UK tour this November in support of the release of his boxset Studio Albums 1986 - 2016 (October 14th).

Wednesday, 12th October 2016, 3:28 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 6:06 am
Andy White

It’s a collection of all twelve of his studio albums including new album Imaginary Lovers (available separately 4th November).

He will be heading to The Greys in Brighton on Monday 21st November.

As a teenager in the Belfast portrayed in indie film Good Vibrations, listening to punk, folk, and Beatles albums, Andy grew up writing poetry and playing bass.

He picked up the guitar when a friend threw a 12-string out of the window of a first-floor flat in University Street, and recorded Religious Persuasion in a field in County Antrim with school friend Rod McVey.

Stiff Records released the Religious Persuasion EP during the eighties acoustic revival spearheaded by The Pogues.

The Whistle Test and Janice Long championed Andy as he started playing shows in the UK. When Stiff bit the dust, he was signed by London Records who released Rave On Andy White in October 1986. Melody Maker pronounced “Yer Man’s Brilliant!”, Andy opened for Van Morrison on tour, and then Billy Bragg, with whom he shared legendary UK manager Peter Jenner.