Andy Hull

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Andy Hull
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Andy Hull performing in Asbury Park, New Jersey in May 2015
Background information
Birth nameJohn Andrew Hull
Born (1986-11-07) November 7, 1986 (age 35)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
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 (born November 7, 1986) is an American singer, musician and songwriter. He serves as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter of 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.

Early life[edit]

Hull was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Hull lived in Richmond Hill, Ontario with his family for seven years before returning to Atlanta when he was 14 years old.[1] His parents bought him a guitar which he taught himself to play. A year later, he began writing and performing songs with a friend who played bass guitar. After that group disbanded, he started another with Manchester Orchestra's keyboard player, Chris Freeman, on drums.

Career[edit]

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. ^ Matthews, Cameron. "Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull Relives His 'Tough' Marriage on 'Simple Math'". Spinner. Retrieved April 24, 2011.