Andy Ross

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Andy Ross
Background information
Birth name Andrew Ross
Also known as Secret Dakota Ring
Born (1979-03-08) March 8, 1979 (age 36)
Origin Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Genres Indie rock, Indie pop, Electronica
Occupation(s) musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments singing, guitar, bass, keyboards
Years active 1998-present
Labels Serious Business Records, Capitol Records
Associated acts Unsacred Hearts, DraculaZombieUSA, Cold Memory, OK Go
Website Secret Dakota Ring
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster

Andy Ross (born March 8, 1979), is an American musician most famous as guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist for the rock band OK Go since 2005. He is also behind a solo project, Secret Dakota Ring, which released albums in 2004 and 2008. Ross is also co-founder of Serious Business Records, a label under which Secret Dakota Ring publish their records. Andy is lead developer of a mobile game developer company Space Inch, LLC.[1]


Ross attended Columbia University and became the bassist for the band Unsacred Hearts and guitarist for DraculaZombieUSA. Ross was also the bassist for a brief stint in early 2000s indie band Cold Memory, and was also the headliner for The A-Ross Experience. Other early bands include Phter, D-Funky and the Beechmont Chilles, and Conjugal Visit.

In 2004 he released an album, Do Not Leave The Baggage All The Way, under the solo project name Secret Dakota Ring. Ross described his freshman album as a 'break up album' at a Google artists performance.

In early 2005 he became a member of OK Go after auditioning to replace the band's former guitarist and keyboardist Andy Duncan, who left after production on their second album, Oh No, was finished.[2]

A second Secret Dakota Ring album, entitled Cantarell, was released on November 11, 2008.[3]


Secret Dakota Ring has released two studio albums:

  • Do Not Leave Baggage All the Way (2004)
  • Cantarell (2008)


  1. ^ Official Twitter page of Space Inch, LLC
  2. ^ Horn, Jodie Janella (19 October 2005). "Rocking the Paisley Three-Piece Suit". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Lull, Dino (24 September 2008). "Secret Dakota Ring". Metro Spirit (Augusta). Retrieved 21 December 2009. 

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