John Andrews, is a NYC based guitarist, singer and composer. Hailing from Auburn, Massachusetts where as a teenager he studied with jazz guitarist and director of Jazz Studies at WPI, Rich Falco. Studying with Rich at Clemente Music Studio in Worcester proved to be the perfect musical environment for the young guitarists growth not just artistically but also personally. After High School, John joined his first professional band “Mundo Mojo” who performed throughout the New England area and gave the young guitarist his first taste of playing bigger rock clubs in Boston. It was then that John got the opportunity to move to New York City to attend the prestigious New School Jazz program. It did not take very long before John fell in love with both the school and the music scene in New York City.
John has collaborated with various bands, producers, songwriters, and has been a session guitarist for many albums, commercials, and film. He is also an international touring guitarist. Having performed shows throughout the United States, Europe, South Africa and Japan.
He is a long time member of the New York City band Botanica, and since 2006 he has been a constant member of the Nena band. In 2011 he started his own band Loudboy to showcase his talents as a songwriter.
Some of the people he’s performed and or recorded with include:
Peter Murphy and David J. of Bauhaus, Nena, the B-52’s, Enrique Iglesias, Sophie B. Hawkins, Gavin DeGraw, Kim Wilde, Page Hamilton of Helmet, Jazz Saxophonist and co founder of the New School Jazz Arnie Lawrence, Angela McCluskey, Frankenorange, Botanica, Pisser, The Compulsions, Morley, Sarah Fimm, Samy Deluxe, GSX, Burnell Pines, Manu Katche, Pino Palladino, Amanda Brown, Martha Redbone, Sophia Ramos, Rene Lopez, Michael Montes, Ken Rich, Andrew Sherman, David Baron, Joe Blaney, Moses Schneider, Roger Greenawalt, Randy Lee, Chris Grace, Jon and Julia Darling, The Looking, Miami Relatives, Band Of Thieves, and many others.