Andy Duinker

Andy Duinker

BandFolkAdult Contemporary

Andy's mellow Bass / Baritone / Tenor voice croons the original and old favourite songs that he sings in a Maritime and easy listening style. He presents heart felt ballads to lusty Stan Rogers tunes with confident comfort. Folks say "he has some set of pipes".


Andy Duinker (Dunk' er)

Juno nominated, Andy Duinker is a multi-faceted performer with much to offer his listening audience. He performs his own original songs, contemporary folk songs, traditional ballads, beloved sea songs, Maritime-flavoured songs, songs that have stood the test of time and standard favourites. His extensive vocal range allows for both rich bass solos and lyrical tenor melodies to be handled with ease and fluidity.

Through the years Andy has been in great demand in a variety of singing groups. His experience in quartets, trios, barbershop ensembles, and community choirs afforded him the opportunity to create music in a variety of styles and settings. As a solo artist, he is able to draw on his musical experience to sing soothing ballads, lusty Stan Rogers tunes and everything in between. Andy’s ability to present songs with rich vocal texture, clarity of tone and smooth range transitions set him apart from the ordinary. Folks say “he some set of pipes”.

Andy performs with confident comfort and quickly establishes an emotional connection with his listeners. His gentle wit and humorous anecdotes endear him to audiences of all ages and, combined with his musical presentation, creates a performance that will be remembered long after the concert hall has emptied.

Andy tours the Maritimes and other parts of Canada at varied and diverse performing venues. In constant demand, Andy is able to balance a combination of concert halls, festivals, conventions, fund raising events as well as schools and private functions.

Andy is equally comfortable performing for adult, mixed family, and children’s audiences. In addition to being the featured vocalist in adult concert venues, he adds his vocal expertise to the duo “Donna & Andy”. They have performed for children in schools, festivals, and concert venues across the country.

Andy has been involved in ten eight recording projects. His recording Fine Company is an easy listening, contemporary traditional/Maritime/folk recording featuring Andy’s bass/baritone/tenor voice supported by Donna’s instrumental and vocal harmonies. All three of Donna & Andy’s recordings “Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me”, “Computer Cat”, and “It’s Christmas Time” have received ECMA and MNS awards or nominations and they were nominated for a 2007 Juno.

In addition to performing and recording, Andy is active as a publisher and composer. Andy is a songwriter and often co-writes with fellow performer and songwriter, Donna Rhodenizer. He and Donna co-own Red Castle Publishing, the company responsible for publishing and distributing their recorded and printed music. Andy and Donna arrange songs for their own performances as well as publishing their original songs as choir arrangements through the Rhodenizer & Duinker Choral series. Their attention to lyrical and singable lines for each vocal section makes their music popular with choirs of all ages. Over 13,000 octavos, 3,000 song books and 15,000 copies of their CDs have been distributed across Canada and the US.

Andy’s professional performing skills are not confined to singing. He has ably performed the duties of MC, auctioneer, sports commentator and public speaker in a variety of settings.

Andy lives in Cambridge with his wife Pam and their four children. He maintains a keen interest in the musical development and athletic pursuits of his children. His interest in aviation has been passed on to one of his sons who recently became a commercial pilot. Andy’s interests have been a guiding force in his career pursuits. He was a Dance Instructor at the Fred Astaire Dance studios in Edmonton, a Smoke Jumper in the Yukon, and has worked extensively in the carpentry field. He has been involved in several businesses, including the I Scream ice cream parlour, Shaklee health products distributor, and Atlantic Airsport Ultralight flying school. Andy was the manager of the Kings County Airport for almost a dozen years. In his youth he experienced the life of a farmer’s son and has also lived in the city of Toronto. Life experience is not lacking in this man, and he brings all of that experience to his performing career.


The Love of the Sea

Written By: Donna Rhodenizer

The love of the sea it holds like no other
The roll of the waves and the tangy salt air
She's stormy and gentle and constantly changing
Her song is my blood and I can't turn away.

Although I can't hold her
she knows how to soothe me
I hear her voice whisper and call out my name
I'll give of my heart to mortal for breaking
Myself, I will choose for my true love, the sea.

She has my love 'til death us do part
She has all of my soul and all of my heart
I'm not complete unless I am near her
My soul mate, my master, my true love, the sea.

What gifts she does bring in the colours she gives me
The blush of new morning, the sapphire of noon
The red glow of the sun in the evening,
the twilight's deep blue when I bid her goodnight.

Please follow my wishes and when I am dying
return me to her so together we'll be
Her waves will be the arms that enfold me
United at last with my true love, the sea.



"Fine Company" by Andy Duinker with Donna Rhodenizer

You can see more about our music on cd and in print at our web site Red Castle Publishing. Copy and paste this address.

Set List

The set list varies depending on the audience.