Andy White & The Band of Gold

Andy’s career started with the Stiff Records single Religious Persuasion. Championed by Janice Long and Whistle Test, Andy was signed to London in the UK and MCA in America, and his debut album Rave On Andy White was released in 1986. Melody Maker review headline was ‘Yer Man’s Brilliant’ – Andy had arrived. Combining an acoustic guitar with an attitude from the Belfast punk scene of the 70s, along with a sharp wit and poetic sensibility, he was quite happy to be the new Bob Dylan, if only to see how far it would take him.
Looked after by Billy Bragg’s manager Peter Jenner for much of the time since then, he’s toured the world many times over, was one of the first artists on premier UK roots label Cooking Vinyl, and is best known for songs such as James Joyce’s Grave, Street Scenes From My Heart, Italian Girls On Mopeds and If You Want It – literate pop songs as close to Lloyd Cole and Mike Scott as Bragg and Dylan. He has co-written with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Neil and Tim Finn, won Ireland’s top songwriting awards and been inducted into the Irish Music Hall of Fame.
Andy brings his Band of Gold to the Yarra bandroom for an intimate evening of insightful lyricism and witty banter. This is one definitely not to miss!