Andrew Handrick

Andrew Handrick

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Singer/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland, currently based between Bray, Wicklow, Ireland, and Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy. Edgy folk/pop with literate lyrics. Compared to Damien Rice, Nick Drake, Elliot Smith.

Biography

Born in Dublin, Ireland, currently based in Bray Co Wicklow, Andrew Handrick is a self-taught musician playing edgy folk/rock with literate lyrics.

His early years were spent listening to artist such as Elvis and Dean Martin, later moving on to bands such as The Jam, The Who, The Velvet Underground and eventually finding Bob Dylan, Simon + Garfunkel and REM.

Andrew has been compared to Elliot Smith, Damien Rice, Nick Drake amongst others.

Andrew was involved in playing at the following:

IMRO Showcase Night, Heineken Green Energy Band Challenge, Emergenza Band Competition, Limerick Expo, South East Music Seminar also recording a session for the Dave Fanning show on 2FM National Radio.

His song 'Weirdo's Goodbye' was featured on the CD 'Futureproof II' Best of Irish, released through Danceline Records, and he has also contributed work to independent films both in Ireland and the US..

Another of his compositions 'Stolen' made it into the Top 100 of the Bacardi/HotPress Songs of the Year 2002. Andrew won the National Busking Competition in Virginia, Co. Cavan in 2003, and competed in the final of An Tostal Song Competition 2004.

Ireland's premiere music magazine, Hot Press, chose his CD for "Pick of the Fortnight" in its April 2005 edition.

He was a featured artist on San Francisco's Channel 29 TV show "On The Tip Of My Tongue" in May 2006.

Andrew released his debut album "The True Riches Of Life" in 2006, available at www.cdbaby.com/andrewhandrick, www.andrewhandrick.com and i-Tunes.

Eirom.net chose Andrew as part of their "Discover the Next Big Thing" national campaign 2007.

Interviewed for Irish Music Scene Documentary 2008, awaiting release.

Songs featured on new Yoga Fusion DVD in the US, released 2008.

Released an instrumental CD “Five Steps” Aug 2008.

Song featured on BBC Radio, Dec 2008.

He is currently writing and recording new material

View videos at www.andrewhandrick.com

or www.myspace.com/andrewhandrick

Lyrics

Learning Curve

Written By: Andrew Handrick

I might have known
You were a lucky star
How was I to know
You couldn’t go that far
And I might have said
Girl you’re a love struck
And I might have stood
Still on a learning curve

You said a lot of good things
You did a lot of bad things
I could have been the one
To only love you, true

If I’m out of love
I’d never live that long
If I’m out of touch
I couldn’t go that far
If I got to change
You stole a lot of sun
But I got the gold

You said a lot of good things
You did a lot of bad things
I could have been the one
To only love you, true
(repeat)

You said a lot of good things
You did a lot of bad things
I could have been the one
To only love you..

You said a lot of good things
You did a lot of bad things
I could have been the one
To only love you..true

To only love you… x 4

Time

Written By: Andrew Handrick

Time - written by Andrew Handrick

Harder now to tell you
Just easier to know
The reasons why I’m leaving are those
Reasons I must go.
Your face I have imprisoned
Deep inside my mind
And I cannot outrun it
The reason is just..

Time, well it’s getting away from me
And I’m feeling like I can’t see
The wrong from the right
I, well I just don’t know where to be
And there’s too much inside of me
That I cannot find
I cannot find x 2

Harder now to tell you
Just easier to know
A place is where a face is just a
Picture in the snow.
The sidewalk is an easy friend
To take with me tonight
So I shudder from the cold
And hope that this is not my

Time, well it’s getting away from me
And I’m feeling like I can’t see
The wrong from the right .
I, well I just don’t know where to be
And there’s too much inside of me
That I cannot find

Repeat chorus

I cannot find….

Baby Come And Get Me

Written By: Nancy Lynn and Andrew Handrick

Got to get away
Runnin outta time
Looking for a place
A place to call mine

Emotions runnin high
Workin on the pain
Hoping for a future
Future full of gain

Baby come and get me
Get me outta here
Take me far away
Away from all my fear

Livin on the edge
Night is closing in
The weight of the world
The world’s gonna win
This world ain’t gonna win
The world is gonna win
This world ain’t gonna win, this time

Baby come and get me
Get me outta here
Take me far away
Away from all my fear

Baby come and get me
Baby come and get me
Baby come and get me

Star Crossed Lands

Written By: Andrew Handrick

Star Crossed Lands

Hold on tight,
there’s a reason it surrounds you
Day and night,
didn’t take that long to find you
All our days,
spent far too long to doubt you
Come my way,
well I’m not about to fight you

There’s a message in your life,
Find it
There’s a message in these times,
Won’t you go ahead and find it.

Hold my hand,
we’ll travel through together
Far crossed lands,
stretching out forever
You’ll be here,
when all around is empty
Save the sound, the livin here is plenty

There’s a message in your life,
Find it
There’s a message in these times,
Won’t you go ahead and find it.

The Test

Written By: Andrew Handrick

The Test

Written by Andrew Handrick

Who you think you are
Why you come round here
Who you think I am
Why you ask my name

You’re better than the rest
You come here for the test

You think you know me now
You think you know my ways
Why you look so sad
This is all I have

You came here for the praise
You who never found your place
You, you’re better than the rest
You, you came here for the test

You take my very soul
You who never has control
You look me in the face
You could never learn to hate

You could take the other road
One you’ve never seen before
Don’t believe what you’ve been told
Never written in a book

You’re better than the rest
You, you came here for the test
You who never found your place
You, you came here for the praise

Never written in a book
Never written in a book
Never written in a book
Never written in a book

Stolen

Written By: Andrew Handrick

Stolen

There’s just a memory, of what we had,
Too much forgiving, for you to place your hand,
Count out the stars now, forever make a map,
Still a beginning, but why do you feel sad,
Why do you feel sad,
Why do you feel sad...

You can’t relive it, its time has come and gone,
Into the season, never meant to last,
Forgotten stolen, before the sun was gone,
But still I can hold it, so why do you feel sad,

So why do you feel sad,
So why do you feel sad...

Well it’s the way that you have made me know,
Yeah it’s the way that you made me know,
Well it’s the way you have made me know,

There’s just a memory, of what we had,
Too much forgiving, for you to place your hand,
Count out the stars now, forever make a map,
Still a beginning, but why do you feel sad,

Why do you feel sad,
Why do you feel sad...

Well it’s the way that you have made me know,
Yeah it’s the way that you made me know,
Well it’s the way you have made me know…

Shine A Light

Written By: Andrew Handrick

Shine A Light

Lyrics and music Andrew Handrick 2007 ©

I’ve a feelin’ that you could
be on my side
I’m hopin’ that you would
come out this time
I like a love that doesn’t hide
I like a light

There’s a place where I stand
Right behind
If this is all a dream
Someday you’ll find
There is not a place
Where you can hide
I’ll shine a light
If I shine a light

I’ll hold you close you won’t fall
I’ll be the one when you call
I’ll help you find what you lost
I’ll shine a light in your dark

Love Lost

Written By: Andrew Handrick

Love Lost

There's more life left in a broken notion
Falling out of the sky
The wheels are there but they're not in motion, why?

There's no love lost in a sense I'd known it
Held my breath half the night
The cold cold death of a friend I left behind

Why are you leaving, why are you leaving?
Why are you leaving, why are you
Leaving...leaving

To go, to find,
I'm not here
Just to figure it out this time
I laugh and I cry just a little bit

Call my name as you’re falling over
This is not what is seems
The same strange faces have covered over mine

Sun comes up and the mornings over
You forgot what it's like
To live this way without ever asking why?

Why are you leaving, why are you leaving?
Why are you leaving, why are you
Leaving...leaving

To go, to find,
I'm not here
Just to figure it out this time
I laugh and I cry just a little bit
Just a little bit
Cry just a little bit just a little bit
Hey….Now….

Discography

Two 4 track demos
Album released 2006- The True Riches of Life
Video for "Learning Curve" www.andrewhandrick.com
Released "Five Steps" instrumental CD Sept 2008.
Demos for future release 2008

Set List

Play 1 1/2hours +
All This
Love Lost
Waited Forever
Shine A Light
Learning Curve
Come Around
An Answer
City Morn'
Stolen
Ground Down
Time
Miss California
Heard it on the radio
Wendy
90 Miles An Hour
The Livin One
Long Time Gone
Cornerstone
No Voices

Have been known to play some Bob Dylan/Neil Young/Simon and Garfunkel