SINGER-SONGWRITER Andy Bennett, who has worked with the likes of Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller and Liam Gallagher, plays Leamington’s Holy Trinity Church on Saturday December 18.
Andy is multi-skilled playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and drums, with influences inlcuing The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, ELO, Jackson Brown, Pearl Jam, and Eric Clapton among many.
His first foray into band life started when he formedThe Elements who were signed to the label Acid Jazz. The Elements quickly found fame with their brand of anthemic, mod-revival-esque rock. Their single ‘Caught in the Rain’ charted at number 7 in the indie charts, and they supported Ocean Colour Scene on their biggest arena tour in 1998.
Andy’s relationship with Ocean Colour Scene began when, aged just eight years old, he was taught to play guitar by OCS’s Steve Craddock. Andy maintained a good relationship with the band and when original bassist Damon Michella left in 2003, he was asked to replace him. Andy’s’s first tour with OCS was in 2004.
Throughout his time with the band, Andy brought his own style and influence contributing to the band’s growth and evolution.
In 2015, Andy made the decision to leave OCS and focus on his solo career. The following year he released his first solo album Thinkin’ Drinkin’ Singin’.
Following the success of his first album, Andy has been working on his much-anticipated second solo album, which is due for release early next year.
Visit andybennettmusic.com/ or call 07411 428646 for tickets and further details about the Leamington Holy Trinity gig, which starts at 7pm.