Andy Shaw Band

Andy Shaw Band

 
Columbus, Ohio, USA
BandRockReggae

"The sound is an incredibly approachable tap into the reggae genre that is initially disguised by an almost alt-country feel and intense technical tightness, commanding audience respect, especially live." - Dana Stewart, Metromix Columbus

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Biography

The Andy Shaw Band is a reggae infused rock band with a strong blend of vocal harmonies, and family roots. The is band comprised of Andy Shaw (guitar/vocals), Chris Shaw (drums/vocals), Jim Shaw (keyboard/vocals), and Jeff Bass (bass/vocals). Performing since 2005, the band has evolved over their 9 years, integrating more roots reggae and fuller harmonies with the addition of Bass on bass. Utilizing Chris Shaw’s uniquely well crafted reggae drum skills, and Andy’s flare for great melody writing and vocal ability, the band crafts a sound that makes you dance, AND feel something in your soul. Think equal Bob Marley and Van Morrison. Or Al Green and the Police if you will. 

Over the past 9 years the band has done numerous tours to Texas, NYC, Nashville, Florida, and all points in between. They’ve performed at Hookahville Festival, the Werkout Music Festival, Musikfest 2013, Red Gorilla Showcase at SXSW, Midpoint Music Festival, and have risen to one of the regions PREMIER original acts.

Andy Shaw Band have a reputation as one of the hardest working acts around, and they are currently putting that work to spreading the music beyond their home town of Columbus, Ohio. As they take the next step forward, the future is bright, and the music is the perfect soundtrack to take them there. 

Lyrics

We All Belong

Written By: Andy Shaw


Cuz We All Find the truth
At the end of the road
And it's all been too much
Change will make us follow through

We all belong to love
It's in our hearts in my bones
Built to stand the test of time
Like no other man made lie will do for me

Cuz we all find the truth
At the end of the road
And it's all been too much
Change will make us follow through

We all test our unity
And cut through fear with patience drawn
Filled up to the brink of all
My resolve and understanding

But we all test our truths
Dive through love with no more mercy
And we find all we need
All we see can set our future

Don't let the lies tear us apart
Or take us down
Rest on the waves keeping us safe
Keeping us loved

Own Resolve

Written By: Andy Shaw


Here I am in my own resolve
Finding a way to cut through with heart
But is everything changing
Or is it all my way
To feel my world is spinning round
Not laying lies to rest

But all I am
And all I want
All I need
Is a place to feel some love

Here I am at the end of the day
Feeling so helpless oh what can I say
But is everything changing
Or is it all my way
To push away love and innocence
I think I'll change my ways once again

But all I am
And all I need
All I want
Is a place to feel some love

Here I am feeling so innocent again
Like when my heart was left to love
But she took it right away
Oh all of my time feeling so justified now
Like the time we spent in love
Can't seem to bring it back again

So here I am at the end of the line
Feeling my ways make me out of my mind
But is everything changing
Or is it all my way
To find so many ways to sabotage my heart
Leave it alone once again

Cuz all I am
And all I want
All I need
Is a place to feel some love

Here I am feeling so innocent again
Like when my heart was left to love
But she took it right away
Oh all of my time feeling so justified now
Like the time we spent in love
Can't seem to bring her back again