Category Archives: Projects

The Silver Hammers

A five-piece band assembled to scratch an itch – Andrew’s bucket-list wish to do a show consisting entirely of Beatles songs. Local Kapiti musicians were sought including drummer Anje Glindemann, keyboard player Wayne Mason and guitarist Ramon Oza. Some songs are done very much as the original versions, some are barely recognisable. Some, like You Won’t See Me… Read More »

Andrew London Trio

The Andrew London Trio is my main vehicle for my satirical, whimsical and comedic songs, which are wrapped in a 1940s ‘Hot Club’ swing, jazz, blues or country-style package. Actually they are veering a little towards English Music Hall these days. Line up includes Kirsten London on bass and usually either James Tait-Jamieson or Brian Omundsen on saxophone,… Read More »

Too Many Chiefs

Too Many Chiefs are three of New Zealand’s busiest singer/songwriters: Rob Joass, Andrew London and Wayne Mason. All work regularly with their own respective bands and lineups but come together several times a year to collaborate, sharing songs and stories from the road with audiences around the country. Their individual influences and performing styles range from blues and… Read More »

Retro Pack

The Retro Pack is a loose collaboration of swing and jazz musicians who had their first outing a decade ago with the award-winning show ‘Blue Eyes’; a tribute to Frank Sinatra conceived by playwright and vocalist April Phillips. April, Andrew and crooner/saxophonist James Tait-Jamieson comprise the core of the project, with Kirsten London playing bass since the retirement… Read More »

Hot Club Sandwich

Hot Club Sandwich began in the radio NZ recording studio in Wellington around 1992 with a collaboration between Andrew London and pianist/bass player Terry Crayford. The original repertoire was jazz standards in the 1940s Grappelli/Reinhardt ‘Quintette du Hot Club de France’ style. Terry originally played a split electric keyboard with basin the left hand and a violin sample… Read More »

Andrew London and The Swing Voters

The Swing Voters are a five-piece unit recruited to play Andrew’s original songs, and selected swing, R’n’B & country rock classics in a bigger band setting than the usual trio format. With the solid rhythm section of Kirsten (bass) and drummer Ryan Watson, and Andrew’s chugging rhythm guitar, soloists Brian Omundsen (sax & harmonica) and Wayne Mason (piano)… Read More »