Andy is from St Helens and is a product of the St. Helens Youth Brass Band having been taught by Mark Bousie and Lynda Nicholson. Andy was Principal Horn of both National Childrens and National Youth Brass Bands as well as Solo Horn for the European Youth Band in 2008. Andy has also been lucky to perform with the Brass Band of Battle Creek in Michigan, USA on numerous occasions and graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters in Chemistry in 2013.
He played for Haydock, YBS and Leyland Bands before accepting the invitation to join Brighouse and Rastrick in 2011. Andy was delighted to be named DK Player of the Year at the B&R Band Awards Dinner for 2018 by Professional Conductor Professor David King.