MP3 Andy Fleet - The Night Falls Fast
Andy pulls his influences from the piano men; Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Donald Fagen and Allen Toussaint and his jazz and blues flavoured popular music suits his warm conversational voice.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (28:40) !
Related styles: POP: Piano, JAZZ: Jazz-Pop
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Songwriter, vocalist and piano player Andy Fleet pulls his influences from the piano men (Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Donald Fagen & Allen Toussaint) and his laid back jazz and blues flavoured popular music suits his warm conversational voice.
Andy writes for himself and other artists and his tunes have been aired on BBC radio and performed at some of London''s finest jazz clubs including the 606 Club and Pizza on the Park.
Andy loves jazz, composition, live music and motorcycles.
PRESS RELEASE 2009.
TRAGIC LOSS OF FIRST CHILD INSPIRES DEBUT ALBUM ‘THE NIGHT FALLS FAST''.
Songwriter, vocalist and piano player Andy Fleet had his life turned upside down when his son died shortly after birth. Andy explains “My life falls into two distinct parts – before James, and after James. Life was straightforward – easy - until I hit a brick wall at huge speed when we lost our baby boy a few years back. It was living hell but an amazing thing happened - I suddenly started writing my best material ever - more honest. I dedicate this album to James.“
Assessing his priorities, Andy quit his day job and funded his debut album by selling his motorcycles for cash and teaching local kids to play piano. The resulting collection of songs feature many fine musicians and celebrate old friends (Get The Boys Round), recount nights playing cocktail lounge piano (The Piano Bum), tell tales of nocturnal infatuation (Genya) and light a candle to each minute his son lived (Fifty Four Candles).
Andy tells us where the album name comes from: “The title track is an instrumental piece featuring New Yorker Andre Canniere on trumpet and is the sound of darkness arriving too soon – that desperate, vulnerable mental state which people can be reduced to. I wrote this track for an old friend, a brilliant musician, who took his own life at the age of 36.”
Pulling his influences from the piano men Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Donald Fagen and Allen Toussaint, Andy’s edgy jazz and blues flavoured popular music suits his warm conversational voice and bittersweet subject matter. He has been gigging in and around London at venues such as the Soho Revue Bar, Cobden Club, Slaughtered Lamb, Vortex and the Stables in Milton Keynes.