Andy Germak

Andy Germak

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"First-rate melody... set apart from standard singer-songwriter fare" -Rolling Stone

Biography

Having grown-up in six different states, lived in Italy, and explored most of the US, Europe and South America, Andy Germak (pronounced Ger'mack as in Gertrude) presents a well-traveled perspective in his songs. Germak's mix of intelligent, sometimes social-political, lyrics and roots-pop musical hooks yields "a distinct form of 21st century protest music," according to All Music Guide.

In 2002, Germak's song, "Spoonfed," was selected for Vigil, a tribute CD compiled by Suzanne Vega with proceeds benefiting families of victims of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. In support of Vigil, Germak opened for Suzanne Vega at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. The event was part of the "Summon the Heroes" concert series in remembrance of 9-11.

Germak's 2000 CD, Color Through the Smoke, presented a thought provoking collection of meditations on an unpredictable world. Rolling Stone wrote, "first-rate melody… set apart from standard singer-songwriter fare." Relix added, "a sense of maturity and depth that belies his age."

Germak has showcased at the NEMO Music Conference (2001), Dewey Beach Music Festival (2002, 2003), and the Millennium Music Conference (2004).

Germak is presently on tour alternating between full-band shows and intimate acoustic sets. He is promoting his new EP, Anybody Ever Really Know Anyone?, released in March 2004 and described by Time Out New York as, "angsty, Counting Crows-esque songwriting... earnest and thoughtful." The EP is currently in heavy rotation and charting at radio stations across the USA and Canada. Please check the website for station details, or contact Jon DeLange at Tinderbox Music at 1-612-375-1113.

e-mail: info@andygermak.com
tel: 1-888-511-ANDY

Discography

2004 - Anybody Ever Really Know Anyone? (EP)
(Orchard/Rough Diamond/Independent)

2003 - Communications
(Rough Diamond/Independent)

2002 - Vigil
(Conscious)
Tribute CD compiled by Suzanne Vega featuring Germak's song "Spoonfed," recorded in his New York City apartment.

2000 - Color Through the Smoke
(Orchard/Captain Ron)

1997 - Side Streets (EP)
(Captain Ron)

Set List

Set Content:
original songs and cover songs upon request including songs by The Police, REM, The Cars, Bruce Springsteen, etc.

Set Length:
One to four 45 minute sets depending on the venue and the billing.