Andy Hull

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Andy Hull
Birth nameJohn Andrew Hull
Born (1986-11-07) November 7, 1986 (age 32)
GenresIndie rock, folk rock, alternative rock, progressive rock, acoustic
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards, vocals
Years active2005–present
LabelsFavorite Gentlemen Recordings
Associated actsManchester Orchestra, Bad Books, Right Away, Great Captain!
WebsiteOfficial site
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John Andrew Hull[1] (born November 7, 1986), better known as Andy Hull, is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter for the indie rock band Manchester Orchestra. He also has a side project, Right Away, Great Captain!, as well as being co-founder of a side project with his friend and folk musician Kevin Devine by the name of Bad Books. Hull is also co-president of Manchester Orchestra's label, Favorite Gentlemen.

Hull was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He moved with his family seven years later and grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and moved back to Atlanta when he was 14 years old.[2] His parents bought him a guitar which he taught himself to play. A year later, he was writing and performing songs with a friend who played bass guitar. After that band collapsed he started another one with Manchester Orchestra's keyboard player, Chris Freeman, on drums.

Hull initially intended Manchester Orchestra to be a solo project, with guest appearances by his friends. "I was listening to a lot of Morrissey and The Smiths," said Hull, "So the city of Manchester really fascinated me, as did the idea of being the leader of an orchestra and having all my friends come in to play."

Feeling increasingly alienated at his "small-town-Georgia, Christian high school" Providence Christian Academy in suburban Atlanta, Hull spent his senior high school year studying at home. He wrote and recorded his first full-length album in 2004 during the same school year.

Hull and Manchester Orchestra guitarist Robert McDowell wrote music for the 2016 film Swiss Army Man. Hull also had a cameo in the film.

Discography[edit]

With Manchester Orchestra
With Bad Books
With Right Away, Great Captain!
With The Tiger Society
  • The Tiger Society
With East on Autry
  • Superhits USA (2004)
Guest appearances
Soundtracks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Copyrights Made Under Birth Name".
  2. ^ Matthews, Cameron. "Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull Relives His 'Tough' Marriage on 'Simple Math'". Spinner. Retrieved 24 April 2011.