Andy Malecek

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Andy Malecek
Born (1964-06-28) June 28, 1964 (age 50)
Berlin, Germany
Genres Hard rock, Melodic rock, Glam metal
Occupations Musician, Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts Fair Warning, Last Autumn's Dream
Website Andy Malecek on YouTube
Notable instruments
Music Man - Steve Lukather Signature Model
Custom made Les Paul "Burny"
Custom made Strat "Fernandes"
Fender Stratocaster Standard

Andy Malecek is a German guitarist who has played in the bands Fair Warning and Last Autumn's Dream.

Childhood[edit]

Andy Malecek was born on the 28 June 1964 in Berlin. He showed interest in music from a young age and took up guitar at the age of 13. His passion for music was evident as he never lost opportunities to miss classes at school so that he could play guitar. Growing up he played in several local bands.

Career[edit]

1990 - 2000 (Fair Warning)[edit]

Andy Malecek performed, recorded and toured with Fair Warning for 10 years. In an interview with Mika Erlandson about Andy Malecek, Mika said, "One of the best guitarists that I have ever met!"

Rainmaker and Go! went Gold in Japan, while Fair Warning was nominated "Best Newcomer Band and Brightest Hope of the Year" in 1992. In 1997, Go! was nominated best album of the year.

Discography[edit]

Tours[edit]

Andy Malecek has toured with Fair Warning in Europe and Japan and has also toured alongside GIANT, Saga, Bonfire and Victory.

2002 - present (Last Autumn's Dream)[edit]

Frontiers Records announced the signing of LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM self-titled debut album for the European release on January 19, 2004.

LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM is a new melodic rock super-group featuring famed Swedish singer Mikael Erlandsson together with former FAIR WARNING guitarist Andy Malecek plus the three EUROPE cohorts Mic Michaeli (on keyboards), John Leven (on bass) and Ian Haugland (on drums). The idea of this band came about when Mikael’s record company in Japan proposed him to join forces with the fantastic guitar player Andy Malecek who enjoyed great success in the German hard rock band Fair Warning. Mikael and Andy were both hooked by the idea and a plan for the album began to grow. Mikael’s production companies in Sweden: XTC Productions/Studio in Stockholm and Sunday Music in Gothenburg also supported the idea and they turned to Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Levén from Europe and asked if they were interested. After listening to Mikael and Andy’s new, strong material, they all decided to join in and the band Last Autumn’s Dream was born. Andy has been an active member of Last Autumn's Dream since 2002 and has performed, recorded and toured with them through several albums.

Discography[edit]

  • 2003 - Last Autumn's Dream
  • 2005 - II
  • 2006 - Winter in Paradise
  • 2007 - Saturn Skyline
  • 2007 - Impressions: The Very Best of LAD (Japanese market)
  • 2008 - Hunting Shadows
  • 2008 - Live in Germany 2007
  • 2008 - Impressions: The Very Best of LAD (German market)
  • 2009 - Dreamcatcher
  • 2010 - A Touch of Heaven

Awards/Nominations[edit]

In 2004, Andy Malecek made it to 8th place in an international list of favourite guitarists by Burn Magazine Japan.

Teaching and Session Recording[edit]

Andy Malecek currently teaches guitar to some select students and is also active as a session musician.

Guitar Jam Tracks[edit]

Andy is also working on a project with Jammin Heads to create Jam track videos that will be made available to the public through YouTube and downloadable instructional packages.

Personal[edit]

Andy loves cooking and riding his bike around Berlin as a pass time when he's not practising guitar.