Piano player, composer and songwriter Andy Fleet pours rock, jazz, blues and classical influences into the melting pot creating his own eclectic rich dark blend. He writes for himself and other artists.
Andy is influenced by a wide range of classical and popular sources from Felix Mendelssohn, Frédéric Chopin, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel and Bill Evans to Tom Waits, Allen Toussaint, Randy Newman, John Lennon, Donald Fagen & Lindsey Buckingham.
His debut album The Night Falls Fast (2009, download only) 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 (2013, Low Vinyl Records LV1607, Cadiz Music/Bertus) was the follow up and featured Amercian trumpeter Andre Canniere. It was a big dark luscious sounding record from the horns laden New Orleans vibe of the opening track to the frighteningly honest and personal finale where Andy bares his soul and tells the tragic tale of the night his baby son died in 'Brave Little Soldier'.
Andy has toured extensively over the years both with his own quartet and as sideman including a stint with Universal Music. He also has appeared several times on BBC and ITV television.
“A fine album for both night and day.” OOR.NL
"An album that will transport you away from the mundane." Fatea Magazine
“A delicious & versatile album.” White Room (NL)
"An artist you will want to leave on repeat 9/10." Blues Rock Review (USA)
"Musical magic. Excellent album." Rootstime Magazine (Belgium)
“It works out beautifully.” ApplySomePressure.com (NL)