Finn Andrews

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Finn Andrews
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Background information
Born (1983-08-24) 24 August 1983 (age 30)
Camden Town, London, England
Genres Indie/Alternative rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, organ, drums, mandolin, viola
Years active 2001–present
Labels Rough Trade
Website www.theveils.com

Finn Andrews is lead singer and songwriter of London based band The Veils. His father Barry Andrews was a forming member of 80's bands like XTC and Shriekback and later went on to play with Iggy Pop, Robert Fripp and David Bowie.[1]

Finn was born in Camden Town, London and grew up between his father in London and his mother in Auckland, New Zealand. He attended Takapuna Grammar School during his teens where he met The Veils bass player Sophia Burn, before leaving for London shortly after his 16th birthday to make The Veils debut album The Runaway Found.

As of 2013 he has released four records with The Veils: The Runaway Found (2004), Nux Vomica (2006), Sun Gangs (2009) and Time Stays, We Go (2013). He's known for his extremely cathartic live performances and his unique singing voice[2] guesting on albums by Brian Eno, Shriekback and The Mint Chicks on backing vocals.[3] In 2011 Finn started his own record label Pitch Beast Records in order to release The Veils fourth studio album Time Stays, We Go.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Finn Andrews Interview, BBC". Retrieved 2002-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Junk Media, The Veils Article". Retrieved 2007-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Web Cuts Media, Interview with Finn Andrews". Retrieved 2007-10-10.