On 9th June 2019 we performed a live concert at the Wellington Bluegrass Society to a lively crowd who were very excited at the news that Society President (AKA Grand Panjandrum) Andrew Bicknell had been awarded the QSM for services to music. It was a double celebration insofar as it was our last show with saxophonist Nils Olsen before he shot off to live in Germany. Superb team of five cameras led by legendary Wellington cinematographers Costa Botes and Hugh MacDonald, and flawless sound engineering from Audiosuite’s Ross McDermott. New original songs, old favourites, and a sprinkle of standards. Check it out on our SHOP page.
More about Andrew London:
I’m a musician based on the Kapiti Coast near Wellington, New Zealand. I’m primarily a songwriter and satirist and perform most often solo or duo (with Kirsten London on bass), or with my own Andrew London Trio. My songs explore social and political themes and although humour and satire is very much to the fore, poignancy and pathos are often not far away.
I’m also involved in other collaborations (see Projects page).
I play at festivals, functions and venues all over New Zealand, but also make the occasional trip to Australia & Norfolk Island and have even played in Saudi Arabia.
I’ve released over a dozen albums of (mostly) my own original material; some with a trio called Hot Club Sandwich, some with a country band called The Cattlestops, and some as the Andrew London Trio. Physical CDs of the most recent can be purchased on this site, or digital versions downloaded from Bandcamp.com. I have recently withdrawn all my recorded material from streaming services, although Hot Club Sandwich and Cattlestops albums can still be found on Spotify.
All my public appearances are listed on the Gigs page. You can subscribe to my monthly newsletter over there on the right, and read previous newsletters below. I’ve recently added a blog page to this site, to rant about this and that as we grumpy middle-aged men like to do. You can check out my Facebook Page and Youtube Channel if you wish. Hope to see you out there!