Andrew Redford
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Andrew Redford

Hughenden, Queensland, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Hughenden, Queensland, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Pop


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"REVIEW: by Mardi Lumsden:"

19-year-old Andrew Redford is no stranger to the music industry. In 2009 his song City won the Secondary School Category of the Q Song Awards. In 2010 he won the Billy Thorpe Scholarship, which provides a range of support to an emerging artist in Queensland.
This year Hey Lucy is a finalist in the ISC.
The multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter grew up travelling between the Mornington Peninsula and the Sunshine Coast and the beach vibe certainly washes its way into his music. It is the sound of someone not trying to be anyone other than himself, which is refreshing from someone so young.
Andrew is clearly exploring his style and song writing. His songs range from folk ballad to pop, and from surf to rock. No doubt whichever way he decides to head he will be rewarded and so will his fans. - ABC Radio

"Andrew Follows Country Road"

ANDREW Redford has come along way since his days busking on Sunshine Coast streets and playing local cafes.

The 19-year-old Buderim boy has just finished a tour as the opening act for Aussie country music favourites The McClymonts.

He played a 20-minute set to a packed venue in Narrabri, NSW and a 30-minute set at the Eaton Hill Hotel in Brisbane.

And he has now been named as the support act for Pete Murray's tour in April.

The humble teen said it was a surreal experience to play for jam-packed venues but he was slowly getting used to it.

"It is a bit nerve-racking but so exciting," Andrew said.

He never knew what to expect in his music career, but loved every moment of it.

"I am learning what it is all about.

"I am so privileged to be a part of the music industry," he said.

Being on the tour bus with Brooke, Samantha and Mollie McClymont was a lot of fun and gave him insight to what it would like to be on the road as a solo artist.

"It is great spending time with them, and being able to watch them in their element.

"I could see myself touring around Australia in a bus - it would be a great life."

This may be a very real opportunity for the talent, who won the Telstra Road to Discovery quest in Tamworth during January.

The top spot not only gave him the rare opportunity to walk the red carpet and perform at the Golden Guitar awards, it also scored him a package including studio recording and co-writing opportunities, gigs in Australia and New Zealand and a trip to Nashville.

He has also recently been named a finalist in the International Songwriters Competition for his song The Duet, featuring Millie Tizzard, from his recent EP, Hey Lucy.

Andrew will set off for the US in September.
- Sunshine Coast Daily

"Andrew Redford"

At first glance, 19 year old singer-songwriter Andrew Redford from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast looks like any young indie kid with a guitar, until you hear his voice! With his melodic rock stylings, impressive vocals and ease on stage, Andrew has been captivating crowds around the country since his first strum.
The only musician in his family, Andrew moved from Melbourne to Maroochydore as a youngster and learned the guitar from the age of 10. By age 11, he had his first single on rotation at his local community radio station and from there the trajectory began.

Now a self-taught multi-instrumental, the award winning artist has released three independent EP’s to date. His latest offering Hey Lucy, released in early 2012, demonstrates his diversity as an artist; experimenting with more complex arrangements and self-producing the work in his home studio.

Describing his music as a mix of indie, pop, folk and soft rock, Andrew has won many accolades in his short but impressive music career.

Most recently, he won the coveted Performer Category of the 2012 Telstra Road to Discovery, beating hundreds of other independent artists from around the nation.

In 2010 he took out the $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship at the Q Song Awards and was a finalist in the APRA Contemporary Music Awards. Andrew has also received international acclaim when shortlisted in the 2009 Songbird British Song Competition.

Continuing his list of international accolades, Andrew was recently announced as a finalist in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition being recognized alongside other well-known Australian artists like Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson and Kevin Mitchell to name a few.

Currently a full-time working musician, Andrew credits Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bob Dylan and Australian family duo Angus and Julia Stone as some of his musical influences.

With his feet yet to touch the ground since winning the Telstra Road to Discovery in January, 2012 is shaping up to be a big year.

Andrew has performed to a room full of his musical peers at the Australian Country Music Awards in Tamworth, has toured with 2011 CMA Global Artists of the Year, The McClymonts, is supporting Pete Murray in his upcoming tour of Queensland and will travel to Nashville in September to perform at the 2012 Americana Festival.

With a burning desire to continue to stretch his creativity and carve his own musical path, Andrew Redford is revealing his potential as a true stayer in the Australian music scene. - Song Summit

"Coast Stars in Online Music Video" - Sunshine Coast Daily

"Duo Have Date with Destiny" - Sunshine Coast Daily

"2012 Telstra Performance Winner" - Telstra

"Telstra Road to Discovery 2012 Performance Winner" - Telstra

"Born to be Buskers"

The streets of the Sunshine Coast are home to a host of up-and-coming stars. One of them is 16-year-old Andrew Redford.

Andrew has only been busking in Mooloolaba for a couple of months but so far he has loved the experience and he hopes it will lead him to becoming as successful as his idol, Jack Johnson.

A talented acoustic guitar player and singer, Andrew also has written enough songs to fill an album.

“I learned guitar when I was in Grade five and I have been writing songs since I was about 12 or 13,” Andrew said.

Denise and Andrew are only two of nearly 50 people who have a busking permit issued by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Council markets and busking coordinator Kim Cross said busking code of conduct and laws and regulations were in place to make sure everyone on the Coast could enjoy and support buskers' contribution to the community.

Under the Busking Operational Guidelines, the Coast has 23 busking locations but this is set to expand. Every location has conditions, such as set times and days allowed for busking.
- Sunshine Coast Daily

"Agenda" - The Noosa Weekender



Young Sunshine Coast singer’s romantic debut
Sunshine Coast acoustic singer-songwriter Andrew Redford has come out with his debut album City. This newcomer has put his heart into this album and the effort is clear in the detailed guitar work. Writing about love is a fickle thing as there are endless love songs out there. However, Redford has managed to pull off basing his entire album on love without coming off clichéd or too sentimental. The title track, City, is an engaging, cleverly written song. The album has the laid-back and honest feel of folk and acoustic acts such as Angus & Julia Stone. Heart Of Love is sweet – almost sickly sweet, like eating one too many chocolates. Nevertheless, even for those who are a little more cynical, the album is still enjoyable. But if you have a sweet tooth for love songs, then this debut album is ideal.

"2009 FINALIST ISC WINNERS SONG COMOPETITION" - International Songwriting Competition


Andrew Redford Australia Heart of Love Teen - ISC


Very rushed live interview with Richard Fidler. Andrew got stuck in Brisbanes fantastic traffic and raced into the studio with 30 seconds to go to air. Thanks heaps Richard and staff, you were all amazing. - ABC Radio

"Young Musician Set To Carry On Legacy Of The Late Billy Thorpe"

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Anna Bligh

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Young Musician Set To Carry On Legacy Of The Late Billy Thorpe

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced 18-year-old Andrew Redford of Maroochydore as the winner of the $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship for 2010.

“Andrew Redford is a multi-instrumental singer/songwriter from the Sunshine Coast who is just coming into his own,” the Premier said.

“He released his debut album earlier this year, performed at the Woodford Folk Festival and his songs have made it into the finals of last year’s Q Song awards.

“Each year the Billy Thorpe Scholarship, established by in 2007 by the Queensland Government, assists an emerging Queensland-based musician by providing career guidance, a recording opportunity and a cash prize,” Ms Bligh said.

“Andrew Redford impressed the judging panel with his great potential as a songwriter and his proven track record in establishing himself as an emerging artist.

“Andrew will use the opportunities afforded to him with this scholarship to produce his second album.”

Ms Bligh said Queensland’s industry peak body Q Music coordinated this year’s scholarship as part of the annual Q Song awards, taking place Tuesday 10 August.

“Andrew is receiving his award alongside Queensland’s top songwriters,” Ms Bligh said.

“Q Song is a search for the state’s top songwriters in categories such as rock, pop, jazz, blues and roots, folk/ballad, world, punk, Indigenous, hip-hop, alternative and many more with a prize pool of $35,000.

Ms Bligh said Billy Thorpe spent his formative years in Queensland and made a significant contribution to the music industry over five decades of performing, writing and producing.

“My government provides major support to Queensland’s contemporary music scene through this scholarship, the Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship which was awarded to Danny Widdicombe and Andrew Morris, and through events such as the annual BIG SOUND conference in Brisbane which draws top industry executives from around the world,” Ms Bligh said.

For information go to or phone 07 3257 0013.
- Ministerial Media Statements

"Soulful Songs at Seventeen"

Lee Gailer | 14th August 2009
SEVENTEEN year old singer/songwriter Andrew Redford is off to a brilliant start in his music career, taking out the QSong Award for the Secondary Schools category with his song City.

Far from the cities he sings about in his winning song, Andrew and his family can be found working away every other day on their farm near Gympie.

He said the farm was the main reason why he had been home schooled for the past three years, but it had also provided him with the space and time to focus on his music.

And what he has produced in that time certainly demonstrates a talent and maturity beyond his years.

Two of his songs, Waiting and City, were in the final four for the Secondary Schools section and Andrew was also nominated and made it to the final four for the ABC Radio Regional awards and was a semi-finalist in The Courier Mail Peoples Choice awards. Four of the five songs he entered made it to the top 10.

“This is the first song writing competition I have entered in,” Andrew told The Gympie Times.

“I started playing guitar and writing songs when I was 12. It was mostly Christian Gospel stuff when I was young, but now I've started doing writing more main-stream songs.”

Andrew sings about what's on the minds of most 17-year-olds - life and love - and his songs deliver a message that anything can happen.

Brett Holland from the Tommy Emmanuel Band said Andrew was “a soulful songwriter, and his mark would be as a songwriter”.

You can check out Andrew's music on MySpace or see him live at Montegos on the Bay at Kawana, or at the Caloundra Music Festival in October.

- Gympie Times




"2010 IS ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC" - Sunshine Coast Daily




EP  'Hey Lucy'
EP self produced/recorded - 'She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not'
Debut EP, City 



Growing up in Melbourne but now based on the Sunshine Coast, you might find singer/songwriter Andrew Redford, guitar in hand, in any number of rooms around South East Queensland, playing his own blend of acoustic pop with a twist on any given night. But his aspirations definitely lie in something more ambitious musically, something that embodies a singer that can indeed exist standing solo in the spotlight, but even more so would thrive further fronting his own outfit much like a Benjamin Gibbard, a Chris Martin or even an Ed Sheeran with an arsenal of pedals at his feet.

At just 21, Andrews experience, so far, belies his years. Winner of theTeen QSong Award at seventeen and an International Songwriting Competition finalist on four occasions. Completing and releasing his debut EP City while still in high school, two more quickly followed (2011's She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not and 2012's Hey Lucy) as well as a slew of live shows, tour supports with the likes of Pete Murray and Shannon Noll along with an impressive accumulation of loyal YouTube followers. In 2012, he won the Telstra Road to Discovery and ended up in Nashville, Tennessee co-writing at Sony Studios with alt-country singer Kim Richey amongst others, and playing the likes of the notorious Blue Bird Cafe.

2014 is certainly bound to be a formative year in the Andrew Redford story.Currently writing with his aspirations of performing on a bigger scale, he has assembled a group of studio players to record a string of singles with producer Matt Fell (Tim Freedman). Whats next? Only time will tell but in an ideal world, the band will form behind him, the singles will be released in quick succession and the music world will embrace.

What Others Say:



 I remember about six years ago when I was researching new young talent for a story I was writing, I stumbled across some chick called Taylor Swift. Being a huge country music fan, I fell in love with her instantly. Now she has multiple albums, millions of fans and is on the cover of US Vogue this month. Pretty good for a girl who grew up on a Christmas tree farm.

So in an effort to find the next (Aussie) Taylor Swift, I headed to Tamworth, a tiny town (for a city girl like me!) in NSW that hosts the annual Country Music Festival. I had no idea what to expect, or even if thered be anyone with half the talent of Taylor, but let me tell you, I was BLOWN away from the minute I drove past the massive Golden Guitar as you come into town.

And while he wont be the next Taylor Swift (theres the gender problem for starters) if we hook them up when shes here touring, maybe he'll be the subject of her next hit song...

His names Andrew Redford, hes 19 and he was the 2012 Telstra Road to Discovery Performance category winner. I caught his song at the Golden Guitar Awards and I got shivers. Hes a bit folkie, bit indie, bit poppie like if you were to throw Angus Stone, Jason Mraz and Matt Corby in the blender, hed pop out. You can YouTube Andrew's stuff if you want to listen for yourself.

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Achievements include:

2013 Finalist UK Songwriting Comp SingerSongwriter 

2013 Semi Finalist Apra Development Awards Contemporary Music

2013 International Songwriting Finalist 'The Illusionist' 'What you Know'          

2012 Winner TELSTRA ROAD TO DISCOVERY, Performer Category

2011 ISC Finalist, Honourable Mention Unsigned Only 'The Duet'
2010 Finalist Apra Development Awards Contemporary Music
2010 Winner of The Billy Thorpe Scholarship QLD Arts, QMusic
2010 ISC Finalist with Honorable Mention 'Hey Lucy'
2009 QSong Secondary School Winner 'City'
2009 Short-listed Blackbird Song Comp, for British Airplay.'Love"

Band Members