Andrew’s parents maintain that he could sing before he could talk, he has been singing with choirs since the age of thirteen. Andrew possesses a beautiful, naturally produced high baritone voice, and his love of singing is immediately apparent.
Educated at Bassaleg Comprehensive School, Andrew took part in many of the school’s musical productions. Further studies took him to Crosskeys College where he sang with the Choral Society and took part as soloist in many of the Music Section recitals. Andrew appeared as soloist in the Choral Society’s performance of the Faure Requiem.
For the last seventeen years Andrew has been a member of the Risca Male Choir, with whom he has performed frequently as soloist. He has mainly featured in the choir’s annual theme shows. With the Choir he has also sung solo parts in works by Welsh composer Mervyn Burtch, including the premiere performance of Beowulf and Grendel. Andrew can also be heard on recordings made by the choir. He has recently been a guest soloist with other choirs, including an appearance with Pontnewydd Male Choir at their Annual Concert in Cwmbran.
At the 2004 National Eisteddfod, held in Newport, Andrew was the proud winner of the over 25-baritone solo, eliciting exceptional praise from the adjudicators, and thrilling the audience.
In 2005, Andrew sang the role of the High Priest in a special performance of Nabucco, and earlier this year sang the role of Aeneas, in a performance of Dido and Aeneas by the Crosskeys Choral Society.