Andrew Tolman

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Andrew Tolman
Born (1986-01-09) January 9, 1986 (age 31)
Origin American Fork, Utah, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • Drums
  • percussion
  • vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2008–present
Labels Elektra
Associated acts

Andrew Tolman is an American studio musician and songwriter. He is a member of art rock band The Moth & The Flame.[1] He was also a founding member of the rock band Imagine Dragons.


Imagine Dragons (2008-2011)[edit]

Tolman's drumming can be heard on Imagine Dragon's first three EPs, Imagine Dragons (2009), Hell and Silence (2010), and It's Time (2011). He plays on multiple songs from their debut album, Night Visions (2012), including multi-platinum single "It's Time" (US #15, UK #23) and single "Amsterdam" (UK #143).[2][3]

The Moth & The Flame (2012-present)[edit]

Tolman's drumming can be heard on The Moth & The Flame's first EP entitled & EP (2013) which was produced by Joey Waronker (Beck, Atoms for Peace, R.E.M.) and released via Hidden Records.[4] A second EP entitled Young & Unafraid EP was released via Elektra Records and produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol), Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck), and Nate Pyfer (Parlor Hawk, Fictionist).[5] It included the single "Young & Unafraid" that reached #37 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

Additional Features[edit]

Tolman is a studio drummer for Mount Saint, an indie pop group fronted by his wife, also a former member of Imagine Dragons.[6]

In 2016, Andrew and wife Brittany released a first single "Chaperone" for new alt pop duo Tolman.[7]


Andrew endorses C&C Custom Drum Company and Istanbul Agop cymbals.[8][9]


  1. ^ Bracket Magazine (2011-11-11). "A Powerful Combination: Music, Visual Art, The Moth & The Flame". Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Imagine Dragons change up their lineup and make big new plans". Las Vegas Weekly. 2011-07-29. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  3. ^ Staff, Seven (2011-05-12). "Imagine Dragons, imaginary band names and food-truck karaoke". Vegas Seven. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Stream: The Moth & the Flame "Sorry" — los angeles". 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  5. ^ Billboard (2014-09-17). "The Moth & the Flame Signs to Elektra Records, Shares 'Sorry' Live Video: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  6. ^ "Mount Saint - Criminal". YouTube. 1980-05-18. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  7. ^ Meredith Schneider (2016-10-11). "TOLMAN, "Chaperone" | New Music". Impose Magazine. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  8. ^ "Istanbul Cymbals / Andrew Tolman". Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
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