Andy Duncan (musician)

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Andy Duncan
Born
Andrew Scott Duncan

(1975-05-20) May 20, 1975 (age 43)
Washington D.C., U.S.
ResidenceSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • producer
  • audio engineer
Years active1998–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • bass
Associated acts

Andy Scott Duncan (born 20 May 1975) is an American musician, best known for being a founding member of the Chicago band OK Go, playing lead guitar and keyboards.[1] He appears on their first two albums, the eponymous OK Go and its follow-up album Oh No. Since leaving the group, he has worked on the band Seahorse Liberation Army as co-producer with Erik Seidenglanz and numerous films and commercials as a sound designer and composer with directors Eric Lynne of Partizan Films, Grzegorz Jonkajtys of Industrial Light and Magic, and Bastiaan Koch of Marauder Films.

He was in a band from Chicago, Parks & Gardens, with Joshua R. Davison and Nathan T. Tucker (formerly of the band String Theory). He also played bass on the Frodus album Fireflies, released in 1995. After relocating to San Francisco to develop the Seahorse Liberation Army, Duncan produced for Sound Arts, a studio in San Francisco started by students of San Francisco Art Institute. He produced music with the Seahorse Liberation Army (SLA) and Echo Wild, and contributed many tracks to the Harpo Music Library of Opera.

Duncan was also the CFO to the California Art group and S-type corporation Play Play Play, Inc., a fine arts and licensing company, from 2010 to 2012. He developed material for an album on Play, Play, Play, Inc. for the Compact 86 / Post Art School Funk Band. He produced tracks with conceptual artist Erik Seidenglanz at the home studio of Cheryl Miller in 2010 to develop Compact 86. Duncan and Erik Seidenglanz produced the 12-inch single "You Made My Dreams Come True" performed by Matt Fishbeck, of the band Holy Shit, released on Fantasy Trash Can records in San Francisco, 2012.[2]

Most recently, Duncan was the sound designer for the new media interactive iPad graphic novel CIA: Operation Ajax produced by Cognito Comics of San Francisco.

Duncan studied classical guitar and music theory at Northwestern University, and graduated with a degree in Academic Studies of Music in 1998.

Duncan's father, Dr. Jim Duncan, is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Maryland.[3]

Duncan now resides in San Francisco, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallace, Brian (27 January 2003). "Donnas, OK Go Confronted By Stone-Faced Dudes In Trucker Hats In L.A." MTV. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  2. ^ Fishbeck, Matt. "Holy Shit (2) – You Made My Dreams Come True". Discogs. Retrieved 16 Dec 2017.
  3. ^ UMD A. James Clark School of Engineering, James Duncan, PhD (accessed 2016 June 24)