Andy Kent

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Andy Kent
Birth name Andrew Charles Kent
Born 1969
Wellington, New Zealand
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 198?-present
Associated acts You Am I
The Vines
Website You Am I website

Andy Kent is the bass player for Australian rock band You Am I.[1][2]


Andy Kent (born Andrew Charles Kent in Wellington, New Zealand) joined You Am I in late 1991 at the age of twenty-two, replacing Nick Tischler, and joining Tim Rogers with new drummer Mark Tunaley (who replaced Rogers' brother Jaimme).[2] Kent was the band's live sound engineer[3] prior to being asked to join the band at a performance in Canberra.[2] Kent's first recorded appearance with the band was on their Goddamn (EP) in 1992. Tuanaley later left the band after the release of their first album, Sound As Ever, and was replaced by Rusty Hopkinson.

During the band commentary on The Cream and the Crock DVD, Tim and Andy mention that Kent was originally going to be the guitarist in You Am I, because of his level of proficiency. Ultimately he became the bass player.

In 2002, Kent took over the management of You Am I.[4] He also runs concert promoting company Love Police Touring and independent record label, Love Police Records & Tapes.

Kent has also played bass for The Vines on their 2006 studio album, Vision Valley.

At the fourth annual Jack Awards in 2007, Kent won 'The Ian Rilen Best Bass Guitarist' award.[5]


  1. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) Kent, Andy[permanent dead link] entry. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Spencer et al, (2007) You Am I entry. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  3. ^ Mathieson, Craig (2000). "1990". The Sell-in: How the Music Business Seduced Alternative Rock. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-412-3. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "A bit of the sideburns". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 19 September 2003. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Eliezer, Christie (22 May 2007). "Jack Awards #1: The Winners Circle". Retrieved 3 February 2010. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 

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