Andrew McKinney and The Telemarines

Andrew McKinney and The Telemarines



Hailing from Houston, Texas, Andrew McKinney attended the nation’s top music school, performed in the school’s top vocal groups, and left the entire music department singing his praises in 2007 when he left to pursue his own musical endeavors. Only a matter of months from the release of his debut CD, he has played the Cynthia Wood’s Pavilion in Houston, and he has been featured on a FOX news artist spotlight.

Paris Rutherford, the beez-kneez of the UNT Vocal Jazz department, said in an interview that Andrew McKinney is “extremely talented…one of the best singers we have had…”

Andrew may be an accomplished singer, but in his time at UNT, he has accrued a band of legendary proportion. With drummer Jacob Schrodt, bassist Mike League, guitarists Chris (lightning) McQueen and Phil (the ax) Aelony, along with Kyle Stallons and Josh Smith on keys, Andrew McKinney and the Telemarines is a musical force to receive with fear and trembling. The clout of this band in the Denton music scene has earned them the unofficial title of “The Godfathers” because every top band, ensemble, and singing group on campus pays respects to this musical mob. The future is bright for this relatively new group, and the past is littered with a trail of obstacles met and conquered, which leaves only one conclusion to be made—Denton is only the beginning.

-Dustin Aguilar


Andrew McKinney-Self titled 2007

Set List

Notice Me
Mrs. Paine
For Me
Ain't no Sunshine
four minute song
First Glance

With all original tunes we have a solid 45-60 minute set.
We have covered Jazz, and old school R&B primarily, but if the price is right country can happen as well. Andrew and co. can perform jazz standards for 2 hours and other dance and cover material for a solid 2 hours as well.