Andy Piercy

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Andy Piercy is a singer-songwriter who came to prominence in the Gospel beat acoustic guitar duo, Ishmael and Andy, together with Ian Smale (Ishmael).

In 1974 he replaced John Leach as guitarist and lead vocalist in After the Fire. He stayed with that group, later taking on bass duties, until they split up in 1983.

Subsequently, Piercy was record producer for many British Christian musicians, including Delirious? (their original Cutting Edge recordings and the album King of Fools), Matt Redman and Split Level.


with Ishmael (Ian Smale) and Andy

  • Ready Salted (1973)

with After the Fire

  • Signs of Change (1978)
  • Laser Love (1979)
  • 80-f (1980)
  • Batteries Not Included (1982)
  • Der Kommissar (1982)

with Dave Clifton

  • Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (1994)
  • Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs (1996)

External links[edit]

  • Andy Piercy official site
  • After the Fire biography at NME
  • Thompson, John J. Raised by Wolves: The Story of Christian Rock & Roll. ECW Press. p. 59. ISBN 1-55022-421-2.