Andrew Stockdale

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Andrew Stockdale
Andrew Stockdale May 5 BSMF.jpg
Background information
Birth name Andrew James Stockdale
Born (1976-07-20) 20 July 1976 (age 38)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Genres Hard rock, neo-psychedelia, stoner rock, heavy metal
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass guitar, keyboards
Years active 2000–present
Labels Modular, Universal, Interscope, Island
Associated acts Wolfmother, Slash
Website wolfmother.com

Andrew James Stockdale (born 20 July 1976) is an Australian rock musician, he is the lead singer, lead guitarist and the only mainstay member of the rock band, Wolfmother which formed in 2000. In 2007, alongside his Wolfmother band mates, he won 'Songwriter of the Year' at the APRA Awards. Aside from his work with Wolfmother, Stockdale was featured on the 2010 single, "By the Sword", by United States based musician Slash.

Early life[edit]

Andrew James Stockdale was born on 20 July 1976.[1] Stockdale was raised in Ashgrove, Brisbane and educated at Ashgrove State School, Wimbledon Middle School, The Gap State High School and Kelvin Grove State College.[1] He briefly lived in Wimbledon Village, London as a child.[2]

Styles and method[edit]

Stockdale's influences are most commonly cited among late-sixties and early-seventies hard rock and heavy metal guitarists. Vocally compared to a "cross between Robert Plant and Ozzy Osbourne" by Allmusic,[3] his guitar antics and stage persona are commonly traced to Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, while his style can often be compared to progressive rockers like Pink Floyd.[citation needed]

Equipment[edit]

Stockdale plays Gibson guitars, primarily a 1972 SG standard with a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece in vintage sunburst. He has also been seen using a 1961 Reissue Gibson SG. Other times he uses a Gibson Dot Studio ES-335, a white Gibson Flying V and an alpine white Gibson EDS-1275 with golden hardware. For the recording of the Wolfmother album he used a borrowed Gibson ES-355 through a 1960s Marshall. When playing live, he uses a Vox AC30 and a Marshall JMP. In the past Stockdale has been noted to use Orange amplifiers and cabinets. Stockdale also states to use a Fender Stratocaster, though he prefers the Gibson guitars.[citation needed] In recent times he has also started using a Hohner Blues Master Harmonica microphone for some vocals.

Stockdale's current pedalboard consists of a Boss TU-2, Radial Tone Bone, Fulltone Clyde wah, a Fulltone Supa-Trem, an Electro-Harmonix Microsynth, an Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phaser, an AC booster, and a Digitech Whammy I (locked into place and set for a high octave.) All are patched into a true bypass looper/switcher array and are powered by a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2+.

Wolfmother/Solo band members[edit]

Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
with Wolfmother
Guest appearances

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Awards[edit]

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).[4]

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Andrew Stockdale, Myles Heskett, Chris Ross Songwriters of the Year[5] Won
"Joker & the Thief" – Stockdale, Heskett, Ross Song of the Year[6] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dalton, Trent (9 February 2007). "Howl at the Moon". The Courier-Mail. Queensland Newspapers (News Corporation). Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "RMIT Alumni - Home - RMIT Alumni". Alumni.rmit.edu.au. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  3. ^ Thom Jurek (2006-01-31). "Dimensions - Wolfmother | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  4. ^ "APRA History". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "2007 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Nominations for Song of the Year - 2007". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2 May 2010. 

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