Andrew McUtchen
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Andrew McUtchen

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"New Cat in Town"

"A true singer songwriter in the Cat Stevens mould...'Africa' has blown me away." Inpress, Jeff Jenkins

- In Press Magazine (Australian Street Press)

"Scorpios are Catchy"

"'Scorpio' has the determination of one of those catchy tunes that you can never get out of your head." Maraika Van Wessem, Academy For Men Magazine
- Academy For Men Magazine (Australia)

"'Freedom Hymn' is a potential anthem"

"Panoramic, beautifully layered folk music - the places and faces ring with authenticity. 'Freedom Hymn' is a potential anthem."Nui Te Koha, Sunday Herald Sun

- The Herald Sun (Australia's highest circulating daily newspaper)

"A depth of feeling you'd expect from Ryan Adams"

"McUtchen's songwriting reveals lyrical maturity, with a depth of feeling and sensitivity you'd expect from indie country and roots artist Ryan Adams...his soothing, breathy voice should reel in fans of John Mayer. " Julia Adler, Leader Newspapers Melbourne - Leader Newspapers Melbourne (Community Newspaper Network)


Album: Down With Wanderlust
EP: Songs to Get Us True - streaming live on the Celtic Radio Network
Single: Double A Side, Africa / Cold Steel



Andrew's main influences are 'legacy' acoustic artists like Ryan Adams, Dylan and Nick Drake. Appropriately enough his career started with a protest song, 'Cold Steel' - against the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. The song was picked up by Triple J in Australia, staying in the Top 10 of the Roots category for over three months. It was compared to Midlake for 'creamy harmonies' and to Damian Rice for its 'hopelessly beautiful' vocals. Encouraged he began recording a debut album with similiar elements but also a focus on classic acoustic songwriting too, Cat Stevens and Ryan Adams the touchstones for songs like 'Morning Paper' and 'Africa'. Andrew has followed up the LP with an EP featuring Dublin violinist (ex Damian Rice) Cian Loughnane which garnered a 5 STAR review from the Celtic Radio Network for 'deep Celtic roots' and 'expert musicianship'. InPress magazine declared it simply 'Mindblowing. This is drinking music!'