Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandFolkAcoustic

Award winning and critically acclaimed Toronto singer/songwriter Andrew Austin has toured and shared the stage with Canadian icons and contemporaries such as Ron Sexsmith, Ed Robertson and Steve Page (Barenaked Ladies), Joel Plaskett, Danny Michel, Andy Stochansky, and Donovan Woods and more.

Biography

Andrew Austin is a young Toronto based singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist. Andrew grew up in Sarnia, Ontario. At twelve he picked up a guitar that he found in his grandparent’s basement and instantly knew what he was doing for the rest of his life.
Six months later, Andrew was portraying Paul McCartney in a popular, local Beatles tribute act selling out local theaters and festivals. When Andrew was in University, he was part of two successful university bands, Skyfish and Corduroy.
Seeking new challenges, Andrew then headed to Europe and spent two happy years traveling and busking, literally singing for his supper.
Canada called and he returned to spend the next year as musical director for 60's icon Andy Kim (“Sugar Sugar” and “Rock Me Gently”). In 2006, Andrew began recording a solo album and formed his own band. They were nominated for "Best Live Act" at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.
In 2007, acting on a dare from some friends, he auditioned for Canadian Idol and made it to the Top 16!
In 2008, Andrew's self financed EP "Just the Way I Feel" was released and charted at Campus Radio across Canada plus was named "Album of The Year" at the Toronto Magazine Awards. All this attention enabled Andrew to tour across Canada and build a following while generating positive press for his live show.
2009 was even busier. Not only did CP24 TV single him out as a recommended pick for the all important music conference, Canadian Music Week, but one of his unreleased songs, "Something About You" was picked for a coast to coast McDonald’s Television advertisement.
He also collaborated with Art of Fresh's “Slakah The Beatchild” and D.O for the song "Small Town" from D.O's sophomore album, "Stay Driven" and shot his first music video for his own song "No Flowers".
In 2010, Andrew's "No Flowers" charted at Campus Radio and was picked up nationally by the CBC. Another unreleased song, "Two (More Time) was used in a National TV advertisement for Ritz Crackers.
His song " Turn Me Over" was used in the Hit TV series "Rookie Blue" plus it has been placed in a forthcoming major studio film release set for next year. Did I mention that Andrew continues to write and play live on a regular basis?
2011 will see Andrew even busier. He now has an experienced management team behind him and the first priority will be to record his first full album that will be released to the world in the Summer of 2011. Andrew will be touring both solo and with his band to support the release and will continue to place his songs in TV and Film. If he is playing nearby, do yourself a favor and go and experience his show, you won't be disappointed.

“Austin's smooth vocals and guitar seem to effortlessly romance listeners.”
Lori Mastronardi, London Free Press

“the lasting impression on the night was the positive vibes from the music of Austin shining on everyone in the Horseshoe. Seeing the audience sing-a-long with Andrew Austin with everyone having a blast with smiles and fun times.”
Jason Chu, NXEW Music Festival

“Austin was damn good.”
Kat, NXEW Music Festival

Contact Information
All Enquiries
Michael Greggs
David Markham
michael.greggs@sympatico.ca
dmarkham11@gmail.com

Lyrics

Turn Me Over

Written By: Andrew Austin

Turn me over on love
It's not like I need it
We haven't spoken in days now
You don't care
That's what probably is making me sad

Turn me over on love
It's not like you feed it
You used to come up to my room
Now you're not there
That's what probably is making me sad

You turned me over on love

Maybe you saw me last night
I was on TV
Playing my guitar
So famously

Discography

No Flowers 2009
Just The Way I Feel 2008

Set List

Andrew and his band play almost exclusively original songs written by Andrew Austin.

The Leaving Song,
Recipe,
Autumn,
Turn Me Over,
Just the Way I Feel,
Bottom of a Glass,
Anna,
This is Love,
On a Lake,
So Easy,
No Flowers.

Set is typically 45 minutes to 1 hour