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Songwriter, vocalist and piano man Andy Fleet blends rock, blues, folk & jazz into a rich bittersweet sound and takes his influences from Tom Waits, Allen Toussaint, Joe Jackson, Randy Newman, John Lennon, Donald Fagen, John Martyn, Richard Thompson and Lindsey Buckingham.

His debut album The Night Falls Fast (2009) was a collection of ten beautifully crafted songs that told tales of friendship, loss, nocturnal infatuation and recounted long nights playing lounge piano. At it's heart, the album featured the deeply affecting 'Fifty Four Candles'.

Takin' Aim is the follow up and was recorded during 2012 with his quartet featuring trumpeter Andre Canniere, Rob Rickenberg on bass and Joe Evans on drums.

It's a big dark luscious sounding record from the horns laden New Orleans vibe of the opening track 'Who's Gonna Be Sorry' to the celebration of old friends and good times in ‘Get The Boys Round’ to the cinematic ode to the port of Hamburg in ‘The Beast’ to the frighteningly honest and personal finale where Andy references John Lennon’s ‘Mother’ by baring his soul and telling the tragic tale of the night his baby son died in 'Brave Little Soldier'.

Takin' Aim is out on Low Vinyl Records (LV1607) and distributed by Cadiz Music/Bertus. Buy it now on CD at Amazon or download via iTunes or Amazon.