Long established singer/songwriter. He has played at many major festivals – but this is the first time in Orpington! His songs are heartfelt and humorous, reflecting his thoughts fatherhood, aging and the battle of the sexes.
A night with Harvey Andrews is a night to put you in touch with yourselves.
Harvey Andrews was born in Birmingham on May 7th, 1943.
He trained as a schoolteacher, but began his singer/songwriter career in 1964. He turned full-time pro in 1966.
He has produced 15 albums of his own songs, many of which have been recorded by other artists, ranging from Mary Hopkin to Christy Moore. His own recordings have featured artists such as Martin Carthy, Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, Rick Wakeman, Danny Thompson and Dave Pegg.
He has appeared at many festivals including Tonder in Denmark, Lunenburg and Regina in Canada, and five Cambridge Folk Festivals in the U.K.
TV appearances include The Old Grey Whistle Test, and over 50 other shows; on Radio, the Peel Sessions (3 times). He has also hosted BBC Radio Two's `Folk on Two' and a Radio Four `Kaleidoscope' special was devoted to his work.
The lyric of one of his songs was used in course work for the national G.C.S.E. English Language examination. Another lyric was included in the Oxford University Book of English Traditional Verse.
He wrote the songs for the musical "Go And Play Up Your Own End" which premiered at the Solihull Library Theatre in 1998, where he made his acting debut. Subsequently the musical played at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Birmingham Hippodrome, and in 2005 at the Alexandra Theatre starring Jasper Carrott, thus setting a record of having been staged at every one of the second city's major theatres.
(Website Feedback 2005 www.harveyandrews.com)
For booking enquiries, contact:-
Routes Music c/o The Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3EF
Tel. 01905 611323 Fax: 01905 721880 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to limited seating at the club, entrance tonight will be by ticket only tonight
Powerful singer of mainly traditional songs, accompanying himself on guitar and piano. Well-known on the folk music circuit for combining songs with humour and audience participation.
Who knows what to expect? This is not for the faint-hearted.