Andy Whitmore

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Andy Whitmore is a British keyboard player and record producer from London, UK. He works from his own studio Greystoke studios in Ealing, West London. Whitmore has produced 14 UK top-ten hits including "Flava" by Peter Andre and "I've Got A Little Something For You" by MN8. He also produced the 2000 album Love Science 101 by Phoenix j.[1]

Early career[edit]

Whitmore started his career as a session musician, playing keyboard with soul band Caleche touring UK, Germany & Norway before applying for the job as keyboard player for Spandau Ballet. He later toured and played on Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby - before working on sessions for artists including Elton John, Fine Young Cannibals, Soul II Soul, Pet Shop Boys, Cathy Dennis, Eternal and many, many more. He also has an extensive catalogue of music placed in TV and advertising syncs.

Andy has been playing keyboards at Pizza Express - Dean Street Central London for 3 years with Paul Brown, Jessie J, Mindi Abair, Euge Groove, Marc Antoine, Brian Culbertson, Eric Darius, Jeff Golub, Peter White, Richard Elliot & Ricci Braun & Tony Mason. His production career continued with Samar, Romi, Aleka, Kya, Alexander O'Neal, Sparz & Spiro in 2010 / 2011. He is doing TV / Film & library music & signed a deal with Accorda Music to distribute his songs worldwide, along with a 2010 deal with Boosey & Hawks for UK distribution. Richard Hammonds BBC1 Engineering Connections - Burj Al Arab - series 3 featured 2 of Andy Whitmore's recordings - Arabesque & Shah's Bazaar.

Greystoke Studio[edit]

Greystoke Studio (opened 1991) is the resident studio of Whitmore. As of 2013 it had 192 kHz digital recording, a large selection of vintage and boutique outboard studio equipment, and the largest working vintage keyboard and synthesiser collection in the UK. The studio has a minimoog to produce lead and bass sounds, and an AKS Synthi VCS3 analogue synthesiser as used by Pink Floyd. The studio recorded Alexander O'Neal's 2010 "5 questions—the new journey" album produced by Billy Osborne and Andy Whitmore, and engineered by Gareth Matthews.

The full keyboard and synthesiser collection includes;[2]

  1. Analogue Synths
  2. Mini Moog Midi
  3. Prophet V Midi
  4. Studio Electronics SE1X
  5. Prophet VS
  6. Oberheim OB8
  7. Oberheim Xpander
  8. Novation Bass Station
  9. EMS AK Synthi VCS3
  10. Roland MKS80 with MPG-80 programmer
  11. Logan String Machine
  12. Roland Vocoder VP330 with Midi
  13. Roland Vocoder VP330
  14. ARP Odyssey
  15. Korg Poly 800
  16. Roland MC 202
  17. Roland SH101
  18. Nord Electro 3
  19. Yamaha Motif ES6
  20. Roland JP-8080
  21. Nord Lead Rack
  22. Korg Z1
  23. Korg Trinity
  24. Roland D50
  25. Roland P330
  26. Roland JV1080
  27. Yamaha TX802
  28. Yamaha TX816
  29. Korg Wavestation
  30. Korg M1
  31. Novation Supernova
  32. Roland JD800
  33. Akai S3000XL 32 Meg
  34. Steinway Model O – 1908
  35. Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano
  36. Fender Rhodes Piano
  37. Hohner Clavinet D6
  38. Hammond C3 + Leslie Speaker

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