Andrew Watt (musician)
|Birth name||Andrew Wotman|
October 20, 1990|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Associated acts||California Breed, Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee, Alesso, Post Malone|
Andrew Wotman (born October 20, 1990), known professionally as Andrew Watt, or just Watt, is an American musician, guitarist, singer and songwriter. Watt is best known for his multiple collaborations with musicians across different genres.
Watt grew up in Great Neck, New York. As a teenager and while studying at NYU, Watt started gigging around the New York City area. His first professional gigs came with occasionally playing the guitar with The Roots during their Highline Ballroom Jam sessions. At the beginning of his career, he was also a guitar player for Jared Evan, Cody Simpson, Justin Bieber and other acts.
In 2013, Watt was a founding member and guitarist of the rock band, California Breed, alongside Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) and Jason Bonham (Foreigner, Led Zeppelin). In 2015, John Varvatos Records offered Watt a record deal after John Varvatos, a California Breed fan, heard Watt’s solo music. The same year, Watt recorded and released his first major label EP, Ghost In My Head.. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Queens of the Stone Age’s Joey Castillo played drums on the record, while Watt played all the other instruments himself.
Watt opened for Jane’s Addiction in October 2015. He also opened The Cult’s Los Angeles show in February 2016. In February 2016, Rolling Stone praised Watt's vocal performance of "L.A. Woman" on stage with Robby Krieger during The Doors tribute to Ray Manzarek.
Watt is also known for working with rapper Post Malone, both producing his songs and touring with him as a guitarist.
- The Mulberry Tree (2012)
- Ghost In My Head (2015)
With California Breed
- California Breed (2014)
Contributions and collaborations
|"Sinkin' In"||2013||Cody Simpson||Surfers Paradise||Songwriting, production|
|"Neu Law"||2014||Theophilus London||Vibes||Songwriting|
|"Take and Look"|
|"Hit the Ground"||2015||Justin Bieber||Purpose||Songwriting, production|
|"Home to Mama"||Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson||Purpose (Japanese Edition)||Songwriting|
(featuring Andrew Watt)
|2016||Steve Angello||Wild Youth||Songwriting, vocals|
|"Let Me Love You"
(featuring Justin Bieber)
|DJ Snake||Encore||Songwriting, production|
|"Beat the Sunrise"
(featuring Andrew Watt)
|SNBRN||Non-album single||Songwriting, vocals|
|"Feeling Whitney"||Post Malone||Stoney||Songwriting, production|
(featuring Post Malone)
|2017||watt||xXx: Return of Xander Cage Soundtrack||Songwriting, production, vocals|
|"It Ain't Me"||Kygo and Selena Gomez||Stargazing||Songwriting, production|
|"Open Your Eyes"||Sam Feldt||Non-album single||Songwriting|
(featuring Young Thug)
(featuring Rita Ora)
|Avicii||Avīci (01)||Songwriting, production|
|Bebe Rexha||All Your Fault: Pt. 2||Songwriting|
|"I Need To Know"||Sleeping with Sirens||Gossip||Production|
|"Let Me Go"
(featuring Florida Georgia Line and watt)
|Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso||Non-album single||Songwriting, production|
|"The Right Way"||PartyNextDoor||Seven Days||Songwriting, production|
|"Anywhere"||Rita Ora||TBA||Songwriting, production|
|"Wolves"||Selena Gomez and Marshmello||Non-album single||Songwriting, production, guitar|
|"Dear Lover"||Little Mix||Glory Days – The Platinum Edition||Songwriting|
|"For You"||2018||Liam Payne and Rita Ora||Fifty Shades Freed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||Songwriting, production, guitar|
|"Youngblood"||5 Seconds of Summer||Youngblood||Songwriting, production, keyboards, guitar, bass|
|"Lie To Me"|
|"Thru Your Phone"||Cardi B||Invasion of Privacy||Songwriting, production|
|"Over Now"||Post Malone||Beerbongs & Bentleys||Songwriting, production|
|Future||Superfly (soundtrack)||Songwriting, production, keyboards, guitar, bass|
(featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX)
|Rita Ora||Non-album single||Production, keyboards, guitar, bass|
(with Halsey and Khalid)
|Benny Blanco||Non-album single||Production|
|2016||"Ghost in My Head"||—||—||30||—||Ghost in My Head EP|
|2017||"Let Me Go"
(by Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso
featuring Florida Georgia Line and watt)
(featuring Post Malone)
Awards and nominations
|2018||iHeartRadio Music Awards||Producer of the Year||Andrew Watt||Won|
|Spotify's Secret Genius Awards||Pending|
- "Andrew Watt Talks New EP, Musical Influences and Growing Up on Long Island | Long Island Pulse Magazine". Long Island Pulse Magazine. 2016-02-10. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
- "Former California Breed Guitarist Andrew Watt Releases 'Ghost In My Head' Ep". Blabbermouth.net. 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
- "Republic Records". Republic Records. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
- "Village Records Artists - Not (just) Another 90s Compilation". steinhardt.nyu.edu. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
- "The Mystery Lights, Andrew Watt". Bowery Ballroom. January 16, 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Exclusive Premiere: Andrew Watt Is a One-Man Band in the Video for 'Ghost in My Head'". Diffuser.fm. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
- "BIG ROCK NEWS! Andrew Watt To Release Debut EP + Tour". Republic Records. Republic Records. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Artist Spotlight: Mega-High Voltage w/ Andrew Watt". Republic Records. Republic Records. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Former CALIFORNIA BREED Guitarist ANDREW WATT Releases 'Ghost In My Head' EP". Blabbermouth. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Kellmurray, Beth. "Exclusive Premiere: Andrew Watt Is a One-Man Band in the Video for 'Ghost in My Head'". Diffuser. Diffuser. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- Tucciarone, Matthew. "The Cult Perform at the Tower Theatre". LA Weekly. LA Weekly. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Appleford, Steve (2016-02-13). "Surviving Doors, Alt-Rock Royalty Celebrate Ray Manzarek". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
- "Andrew Watt Talks Writing Hits for Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez While Taking Inspiration From Pearl Jam". Billboard. 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
- Middleton, Ryan. "Steve Angello Releases "Remember," 'Wild Youth' Tracklist, Release Date". Music Times. Music Times. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- Medved, Matt. "SNBRN Teams With Andrew Watt on 'Beat the Sunrise:' Exclusive Premiere". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
- "Andrew Watt Ghost In My Head Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-23.