Andrew Lopatin
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Andrew Lopatin

Stouffville, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Stouffville, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Solo Classical Acoustic





Last Chance Saloon winner, tap– guitarist Andrew Lopatin, impressed the judges and audience with his musicianship and technical skills on March 24th at the Bayshore Community Centre. - Georgian Bay Folk


Andrew Lopatin - The Desolate Hymn (Demo)



The release of Andrew Lopatins debut album, Quicksand, marked a turning point in music as he demonstrates how to turn a guitar into a sizeable orchestra and expand the horizons of the magical instrument.

The development of his unique style required years of sound searching and a lifetime of experiences. Raised by artistic parents, it is not a surprise that he took an interest in music. His mother, a classically trained pianist as well as an artist, and his father, an artist of all forms, played a crucial role in the subtle influence of his development.

Andrew first laid his hands on a piano at the age of five when his seemingly meaningless childhood music composition foreshadowed a lifetime of training and passion. This passion slowly grew and developed through various art forms like an incubating egg. Then, at the age of 13, he picked up a guitar and knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life.

Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, it was not until he spent some time in Canada that his religious and unconditional training in music began. Not long after that, Andrew began breaking the limitations of the instrument as he continuously pushed himself to become a God of the guitar.

After being recognized throughout his high school for his talent, he began performing at restaurants and competitions throughout Ontario. His name quickly spread amongst the locals.

Eventually, Andrews music began to take a turn and focused more on calmness and Zen when he finally found the sound he heard in his dreams for so long.

As he grew older and the responsibilities of life became ever more present, Andrews music career began to slow down. It was not until he aced an audition to perform in the subways of Toronto that he quit all of his jobs and was provided an opportunity to perform every day and be back behind the music stand training and composing. Now, he has completed two Cross-Canada Tours in 2012 and 2013. In two months, Andrew has traveled from Halifax to Vancouver and performed at the Downtown Cobourg International Buskerfest and Owen Sounds Summerfolk in Ontario, the Tall Ships and Halifax International Busker Festivals in Nova Scotia, the Edmonton and Vancouver International Fringe Festivals, and the Mayors Cabaret in Burlington.

Understanding the music Andrew listens to means understanding his musical development. His influences include many CandyRat artists such as Don Ross, Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, and Ewan Dobson. He consistently listens to the film music of Two Steps From Hell and the soothing unique music of Patrick Watson. However, he would emphasize his greatest influence to be Michael Manring, as their encounter at the Canadian Guitar Festival in 2010 marked the turning point in his career. Andrew even made a custom acoustic guitar version of Michaels Hyper-Bass and named it the Hyper-Guitar.

After years of sound searching, Andrew has released his most unique album, which is based on the development and sudden turn in his music. His music provides lively guitar playing and unique rhythms, while focusing on calming the mind.

Andrews video footage with mastered tracks demonstrating his unique style can be found at

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