<center><b>ANDY McKEE<br /><br />THE MENAGERIE<br /><br />Monday 6th July<br /><br />Doors open 8pm. Andy onstage at 9pm<br /><br />Tickets now on sale from <a href="http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LnRpY2tldG1hc3Rlci5pZQ==">www.ticketmaster.ie</a> <br /><br />or (with cheaper booking charges) <a href="http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vZnJvbXd3dy5vbGRmbGF0dG9wLmNvbQ==">fromwww.oldflattop.com</a> <p><br /> <br /><a href="http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LmFuZHltY2tlZS5jb20=">www.andymckee.com</a> <br /><br /><a href="http://www.myspace.com/andymckee2">www.myspace.com/andymckee2</a> <br /></p><br /><a href="http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LnlvdXR1YmUuY29tL2FuZHltY2tlZQ==">www.youtube.com/andymckee</a><br /></b><br><a href="http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vczE4NS5waG90b2J1Y2tldC5jb20vYWxidW1zL3gxNTgvcm90dGVyZGFtYmFyLz9hY3Rpb249dmlldyZjdXJyZW50PUFuZHlfMDguanBn" target="_blank"><img src="http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x158/rotterdambar/Andy_08.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" /></a></center><p><br />Andy McKee is one of the worlds finest acoustic soloists. After receiving over 50 million (yes, fifty million) views collectively for his You Tube videos which were posted by the independent record label Candyrat, Andys success is a testament to the changing nature of the music industry as well as peoples desire for something new and interesting to listen to. At one point, Andy held the No.1, No.2 and No.3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on the hugely popular website. His videos are still among the highest rated on You Tube. Consequently, Andy has performed to sold out shows in all over the world.<p>After starting with an interest in electric guitar, Andy turned to the acoustic guitar at the age of 16 and began enjoying and studying the music of Michael Hedges, Don Ross, Billy McLaughlin and Preston Reed. To this day he still sites these four musicians as his primary influences in acoustic music. At the same time, Andy draws inspiration from various other musicians and groups such as; Earth Wind and Fire, The Yellowjackets, Bjork, Imogen Heap, Pantera, Eric Johnson, Peter Gabriel, Dream Theater, Bruce Hornsby, and many others.<p>While there are countless amazing guitar players in the world, it is Andys attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the typical guitarist. It can be observed that Andy likes to try different things with the guitar such as; altered tunings, partial capos, percussive hits, and tapping. But in the hands of Andy these are not mere parlor tricks, they are compositional tools used to create some of the finest crafted music for the steel string acoustic guitar.<p>Andy was born in Topeka Kansas, and he performs between 100-200 shows annually across the world.</p></p></p></p>
missed him last time, can see him now :):)
Just a reminder - the gig is just over a week away. Still some tickets available.
I love his acoustic version of ' Africa '
Shame I cant make it :(
Tomorrow night. Still a handful of tickets left at www.oldflattop.com or any Ticketmaster outlet. Should be awesome!
Awesome, indeed... Can't wait till next time!