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Press


"Move Over Rover, Let Andres Take Over!" - Lawrence Academy Gazette


"Wilson sings well, has some beautiful songs, and plays the hell out of a guitar." - Know Your Boston magazine


His music has the ferocity of Hendrix and the Blues teamed with the precociously inventive vocals and harmonies of the Police. - The Entertainment Guide


"...he's the deranged love child of Hendrix and Buckley." - Know Your Boston magazine


Amazing slide playing and I love the high-pitched male vocals. They are smooth and creamy...almost ghostly.

(in reference to Andres' song "Ink and Sound") - garage band.com artist reviews


Discography

Just a demo at this time, but numerous recordings as a sideman and with former metal groups. A full-length C.D. is set to be released in Dec 04'.

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Influences include: ubiquitous voodoo, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, Son House, Nick Drake, The Blues (in all of its incarnations), Nirvana, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom Mcrae, Coldplay, Ben harper, Jorge Luis Borges, The Beatles, Asia Mei, Metallica, Eric Clapton, William Blake, Hayehudeem and Noa(Israeli), French Impressionism, Smashing Pumpkins, Joe Satriani, Mahavishnu Shakespeare, Tim Burton movies and Danny Elfman, Middle-eastern music,others...

Born in 1983 to a classical guitarist father and a jazz pianist mother, Andres Wilson was named after the famed classical guitarist Andres Segovia. His name is kismet, something he both loves and hates but, regardless, is irrevocable. A born artist, Andres first showed prowess as an actor and model. He spent his formative years reciting lines behind the camera or atop a stage as the star of television commercials and theater. Traveling the continental United States as an actor, jarring decibels of Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, and Guns N’ Roses perpetually pierced through his headphones. Andres absorbed the beauty of a song’s hook concurrently with the undulating open-roads and the vastness of America. His grandmother’s affinity for the blues also supplanted itself firmly in his aural memory as the family would often sing along with Lightning Hopkins and John Lee Hooker boogies while riding along highways between Boston, L.A. and New York.

When he had more or less settled back at his home in suburban Massachusetts, after much begging and pleading with his family, Andres received an electric guitar for his thirteenth birthday and a rock star was born. His broadening awareness of various musical styles and manifested itself in his guitar playing and it would eventually affect the often complex but always pop/blues-rooted sound that he has made his own. At sixteen years old, he was touring New England with his underground / outsider-music pianist mother and earning a reputation as the best young lead guitar player in Boston through his work in metal bands like Tribal Demise and 69 Days. After graduating from Lawrence Academy, where he was the recipient of two graduation awards, Andres enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he recently completed a summa cum laude B.M. in the Professional Music major (Fall 03’). Andres has also studied classics, linguistics, and creative writing at Harvard University. While performing in Boston and New York, writing/reading incessantly, and teaching guitar/music theory to many students privately, he is also a freelance arts journalist/writer.

The music of Andres Wilson blends his myriad of influences into intense, melodic, and richly poetic songs where his voice rises and soars over the always-bluesy thrashing of inventive harmonies from his acoustic guitar. Sinuous, violin-like guitar lines embellish the groove with inventive pulchritude. He is influenced, like everyone despite how they manifest this notion, by a dumbfounded understanding of the metaphysical and a weakness in the face of love.

As a solo artist, Andres has played in all of the largest venues throughout New England and New York. He has competed in and won several guitar and songwriting competitions, was one of only a handful of Berklee students to receive a talent-based scholarship (out of a student body of three thousand), and he is only twenty years old. Now he is poised to change the face of music with his uniquely progressive and catchy sound.

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