Jeff Andrew’s songs create a world of their own. It’s a place where gritty, character-driven travelogues and twisted love stories live alongside weird visions of ghosts and monsters in a post-apocalyptic future. The landscape is an electrified patchwork of outsider folk and post-punk, with echoes of baroque violin, old-time Americana and 80s horror movie soundtracks. Over the past decade, this BC-based artist has released 3 albums on Shade Tree Records, to airplay and critical acclaim across North America and western Europe. Jeff has been a featured performer at over a dozen festivals and has toured Canada multiple times, playing hundreds of shows between Vancouver Island, St. John’s, NFLD and Dawson City, YT.
Jeff’s live show moves between solo acoustic performances, raw, gutsy fiddle playing and loud, effects-driven electric guitar, all spun together with his folksinger’s baritone voice. The result, whether solo or with a band, is a thrilling journey of narrative songs with the energy of a punk rock show. He’s currently working with Vancouver musicians Adam Farnsworth, Shannon Marie and Devon Venoit to explore a new, harder-edged sound, inspired by acts like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Cure, as well as genre-crossing songwriters like Neko Case, Tom Waits and Nick Cave.
Watch for a new, full-band album in 2020 that mixes keyboard synths, orchestral instruments and heavy percussion with his classic songwriting.
“Think the Pogues at their most engaging, singing early Tom Waits.” – Leicester Bangs
“A wordsmith and poet…Andrew has harnessed his muse on hobos, heartsick pilgrims and the demons left on the highway.” – Americana UK