Andrew White (musician)

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Andrew White
KaiserChiefs-Greenville-Festival-2013-2.jpg
White performing at the Greenville Festival in 2013
Background information
Birth name Andrew White
Origin Swillington, Leeds, England
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) guitarist
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels B-Unique Records,Universal,Polydor,Fiction
Associated acts Kaiser Chiefs
Website www.kaiserchiefs.co.uk
Notable instruments
Gibson ES-333
Gibson Les Paul
Gibson ES-335
Fender Telecaster

Andrew White (born 28 August 1974), also known as "Whitey"[1][2] is the lead and rhythm guitarist of the English alternative rock band Kaiser Chiefs, and their principal songwriter.[3]

Biography[edit]

Whitey was born 28 August 1974 in Leeds.[4] He is a former student of Garforth Community College[1][4] and Leeds Metropolitan University.[1] He is left-handed.[5]

He is an original member of the band Runston Parva, which later became Parva, changing the name to Kaiser Chiefs in 2004.[1] The name was adapted from Kaizer Chiefs, the former club of Lucas Radebe who was at the time with Leeds United.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Yorkshire Post 15 March 2012
  2. ^ Leicester Mercury 5 July 2012
  3. ^ The Guardian 5 Dec 2012 "Kaiser Chiefs songwriter leaves band"
  4. ^ a b c Sky Sports Kaiser Chiefs
  5. ^ gigwise Kaiser Chiefs interview

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