Andrew began to play the Bass Trombone at St. Cenydd Comprehensive School under the watchful eye of ex Joe Loss Bass Trombonist, Phillip Dando. Andrew’s natural ability and Phillip’s expert teaching combined well and quick progress followed. At the age of 13, Andrew joined the BTM Band. Two years later, he entered the National Youth Brass Band of Wales and made such remarkable progress that he was awarded the Norman’s Prize for the player showing the most promise (in a band that contained many future professional players).
Andrew enjoyed many concert and contest successes with BTM and also had a short period helping out at the Sun Life Band. All this came to a halt in 1994, when he completely gave up playing in order to concentrate on developing his career in Insurance Risk Assessment.
Having done that, he returned to banding in 1998 by joining the ‘Just Rentals’ Cory Band and hasn’t looked back! His skills & experience are varied and wide-ranging and as well as his Cory commitments, he is Bass Trombonist with the Byron Jones Big Band and is in demand at many provincial orchestras.