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Andrijko

Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Blues Acoustic

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"Contestants amaize crowd at talent show"

"Gamble began the event by giving a brief summary of her sorority and also introduced the first act, Andy John. "

"John began the show by getting everyone clapping along while he played his guitar and sang "Dancing to the Rock and Roll." -Kristina Calivard - The Michigan Journal


"'Amaizeing' talent showcased in 2nd annual campus competition"

"The "Amaizement" just kept coming as campus favorite, Andy John, performed a new song titled "Toychest Boogie."-Brenda Hendricks
- The Michigan Journal


"Interview with Westland, Michigan Rock Singer Andy John"

Around the campus of the University of Michigan's Dearborn campus, Andy Dubyckyj is well-known for his involvement in campus activities and student life. But what some students don't know is that he is a dedicated musician away from his school life who has performed at several local venues.

On stage, he goes by the name Andy John (his middle name) to keep things simple, since most people can't pronounce his last name (it's pronounced Do-Bit-Ski). His sound harkens back to the days of the old rock showmen like Elvis and Chuck Berry, with a little bit of the modern style of solo rock artists like John Mayer thrown in.

I sat down with him to find out what life is like trying to balance school with writing and performing music, and to ask him how far he thinks he can take his "other" career:

Q: Were you a singer first or a guitarist first? You seem to have a strong background in both.

A: I was a singer first, I even used to do baby scatting as a kid. I currently sing for the Henry Ford Community College Concert Choir in Dearborn and we are having a show at the Ford Performing Arts Center in Dearborn which will feature the whole music department, which consists of everything from traditional choirs to big band and vocal jazz. Our group does all styles.

Q: When did you first start playing the guitar? Did a person turn you on to the instrument or was it just hearing songs on the radio or cassette?

A: I started guitar when I was 10 years old, but the song that got me interested in it was "Good Rockin' Tonight," Elvis' Sun recording. The way Scotty Moore did that solo just simply floored me.

Q: What shows have you played and where?

A: I've played at Jams at the Token Lounge in Westland and I did a show at the University of Michigan of Dearborn at their University Center. The show is away to say thank you to Social Workers. I've also played at the Relay for Life in Dearborn and did jams at the now-closed Tenny Street Roadhouse in Dearborn, the second of which happened during the same time that the coverage of the terrible effects from Hurricane Katrina (hit the news), so that put a lot of things in perspective.
- Nick Meyer-Associated Content


Discography

I'll Give You My Love-Album

Dancing to the Rock and Roll- Album

Unstable Love-Single

Going Down to the Dirty South-Single

I'll Give You My Love-Single

Let Me Serenade You-Single

My Suga-EP

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Bio

Andy got into music since he was 3 and heard Elvis sing "Good Rockin' Tonight", though he picked up the guitar much later, he also plays the piano as well as sings in Henry Ford Community College with the Concert Choir and Blue Fuison a vocal jazz group, where he's developed a deep appreciation for various musical genres including Choral music. Andy's start to music came as a result of not being able to compete in competive sports due to a heart condition which he had two open heart operations. Outside of music he is also a communications major at the University of Michigan- Dearborn. I've been playing music for a while, just thought I'd give this website a shot. I've always loved to sing since I was little, and have been lucky to play the guitar, piano, and trumpet, and sing in several choirs. I write music, but if I have a dry=spell I know there is a lot of music out there that is worth playing. I'm happy to share some of my music with you... I'd like to take the time to thank you all for checking this page, and hope that you leave with a smile on your face. Andy is also a BMI affiliated songwriter/composer