Andrew White (musician)

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Andrew White
White performing at the Greenville Festival in 2013
Background information
Birth name Andrew White
Born (1974-08-28) 28 August 1974 (age 39)
Origin Garforth, Leeds, England
Genres Alternative rock
Occupations guitarist
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels B-Unique Records
Associated acts Kaiser Chiefs
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]


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 and a vegetarian.[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]


  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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