Andy Johnson’s music has been described as uplifting, epic, powerful, soaring, and effortlessly beautiful. Multiple textures of strings, guitar lines, and piano riffs fight for room against the soaring vocal melodies and dense harmonies that float above the orchestral colours of the music. With a focus on spiritual and emotional struggles; humour and self-analysis are features of Andy’s poignant and truthful lyrics. Cryptic at times yet always driven by melodies pure and true, the voice, the playing, the presence, the drama, the action, the beauty of Andy Johnson’s music is ready to be received by a public that crave a realness and authenticity from their artists.
Andy has just returned from Orlando, USA where he was working for Disney and Disney Cruise Lines. Andy was invited from thousands of applicants to perform on the Disney Magic and the brand new Disney Fantasy cruise ship and to put together a number of live shows for guests from over 60 different countries, performing and singing a range of hit songs and original compositions. Andy played songs from his forthcoming album 'Impressions' as well as songs for whom Andy has a special affinity such as Elton John, Billy Joel, Rat Pack standards, and The Beatles, to name but a few.
Andy is also a prolific composer and songwriter in his own right and has written music for film, theatre, and Television, including adverts for HSBC and Timotei. He holds a first class BA honours degree in Music Technology from the London College of Music, as well as Grade 8 in piano with distinction. In 2008 Andy worked as an assist arranger and orchestrator for Ilan Eshkeri, (composer of films such as Stardust, Layer Cake, Telstar), which culminated in a recording session at Abbey Rd Studios. After this successful engagement Andy was invited to work on further sessions at Abbey Rd for various composers and the London Symphony Orchestra.
In September 2011, Andy submitted five songs from his debut album into the UK Songwriting Competition, which received over 15,000 entries. Four of those songs reached the semi final round and one song made it into the final of the 'Adult Contemporary' category. BBC Radio interviews and media coverage has been steadily growing since this success.