Andy Cowan

Andy Cowan

 Camberwell, Victoria, AUS
SoloBluesSoul

Andy Cowan is one of Australia's foremost performing songwriters. He possesses a voice that invites comparison with the likes of Tom Waites or Leonard Cohen, with the soul of Ray Charles. But these are superficial comparisons, Andy's virtuoso Piano and Keyboard playing contain both energy and melodic beauty. His songwriting and performing skills give him a strength and quality that define him as the complete artistic entity - the "King of the Keys" "

Biography

Andy's musical journey began in Melbourne, Australia. Following classical piano studies he began exploring piano improvisation, and absorbing musical influences from rock, soul, blues, jazz and folk artists, and developing his very distinctive eclectic style that has matured with time. 

 A fixture on the Australian music scene, Cowan is known as "King of the Keys". His style massages the soul-blues-R&B idiom in an acoustic jazz format. R&B has always been at the core of Andy's work, but it is the emotional quality of his earthy voice, soulful piano-playing and the diversity he displays as a songwriter and interpreter that have helped make him one of the best live performers in Australia.

 ".....nothing but pure class" Mark Doherty-Rhythms Magazine 

Andy received Blues Album of the Year 2000, Blues Performer of the Year 2001, Male Performer of the Year 2003 and was an ARIA nominee for his "10.30 Thursdays" CD. He was also awarded second place at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, USA in 2002. He has arranged and performed on movies soundtracks including the Australian cult classic "Stone" and has toured internationally and across Australia for four decades.
In the 70's and 80's Cowan was a hired gun for legendary Australian bands, Madder Lake, Ayers Rock, Kevin Borich, Renee Geyer to name but a few.
Since 1998 Cowan has recorded eight CD's and filmed a live DVD at The Basement in Sydney. 

His latest CD "After The Rain" was released December 5, 2014 to rave reviews and is available from:

https://shop.abc.net.au/products/andy-cowan-after-the-rain-cd

https://www.abcmusic.com.au/discography/andy-cowan-after-rain

https://www.facebook.com/andycowanaftertherain 

Discography

1999 Train I'm On CD
2001 One of these Days CD
2003 10.30 Thursdays CD
2004 Sweet Release CD
2004 Sweet Release-Special Edition Box Set DVD/CD
2004 A Tale of Two Cities DVD ( recorded live in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia)
2006 Troubadour Nights CD
2007 Anthology CD
2009 When the Night Comes In CD

Catalogue available through ABC/Universal Music



Set List

Festival performances 75min-90mins
Venue performances vary according to gig.
Set list comprises songs from Andy's CD's and DVD.