Andy Roberts (musician)

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Andy Roberts
Birth name Andrew Roberts
Born (1946-06-12) 12 June 1946 (age 72)
Harrow, Middlesex
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, composer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1960s–present
Labels RCA, Elektra
Associated acts Plainsong, The Liverpool Scene, The Scaffold, Roy Harper, Pink Floyd, Hank Wangford, Kevin Ayers, Iain Matthews, Mighty Baby

Andrew "Andy" Roberts (born 12 June 1946, Harrow, Middlesex) is an English musician.

He gained a violin scholarship to Felsted School.[1] He then attended Liverpool University. He has played with The Liverpool Scene, Plainsong, The Scaffold, Roy Harper, Chris Spedding, Hank Wangford, Kevin Ayers, Vivian Stanshall, Adrian Henri and Grimms. He has also done many sessions for artists such as Richard Thompson, Paul Korda and Maddy Prior, and has been a musical partner to Iain Matthews for 30 years.

He was in the "Surrogate Band" during Pink Floyd's The Wall tour in 1981 (replacing Snowy White) and can be heard on the live album Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81.[2] He has also written film scores, themes for TV series, backed Billy Connolly, provided music and voice for Spitting Image and continues to create musical backdrops for the poetry of Roger McGough.


  • Home Grown (RCA SF8086, 1970) Musicians: Roger Powell, Mike 'Ace' Evans, Gordon Huntley, Ian Whiteman - Arrangements by Dave Palmer - Produced by Sandy Roberton
  • Home Grown (B&C CAS1034, 1971) (different to RCA release)
  • Nina and the Dream Tree (Pegasus PEG 5, 1971) With: Iain Matthews, Roger Powell, Charlene Collins, Gerry Conway, Zoot Money, Mac and Katie Kissoon, Mike London, John Pearson, Dave Richards, Ray Warleigh - Arrangements: Robert Kirby.
  • Everyone (band project) (B&C CAS1028, 1971) With: Bob Sargeant, Dave Richards, John Pearson and John Porter. Produced by Sandy Roberton.
  • Urban Cowboy (Elektra K42139, 1973)
  • Andy Roberts and the Great Stampede (Elektra K42151, 1973)
  • Loose Connections (Virgin Records V2306, 1984)
  • Cut-Outs (Japan-only release by Vinyl Records, JASKCD174, limited to 500 copies, 2006)
  • This Is, collaboration with Tony Haase (released 2005)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About some Liverpool scene members
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd - The Music and the Mystery. London: Omnibus. ISBN 9781849383707. 

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