Andy Skib at the House of Blues, New Orleans, LA (performing with David Cook) – July 7, 2009
|Birth name||Andrew Powers Skib|
November 9, 1985 |
San Diego, California
|Genres||Alternative rock, Pop Rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musician, songwriter|
|Instruments||Guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, piano, keyboard|
|Associated acts||Midwest Kings, To Have Heroes, David Cook, The Pearls|
|Website||To Have Heroes Official MySpace|
Andy Skib (born November 9, 1985, San Diego, California) is the lead singer of the rock band Midwest Kings (MWK). He spent most of 2009 on the Declaration Tour with American Idol season seven winner David Cook. Skib has previously co-written songs with former David Cook bandmate Neal Tiemann, who also served as lead guitarist for their band, Midwest Kings (MWK). Additionally, he has co-written songs with artists Zac Maloy (The Nixons), Hanson, Graham Colton, and Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup). Skib is also known for his most recent solo project, To Have Heroes. Skib is a member of David Cook's band, The Anthemic, providing rhythm guitar, keyboards and backup vocals. Skib and the rest of The Anthemic worked on Cook's second album for 19/RCA Records. The album, entitled This Loud Morning, was released on June 28, 2011.
Early career: 2002–2008
- To Have Heroes
- Midwest Kings
- David Cook – David Cook
- David Cook – This Loud Morning
- David Cook - Digital Vein
From January 18–25, 2009, Skib traveled with bandmates David Cook (born December 20, 1982) (guitar and lead vocals), Neal Tiemann (born December 22, 1982) (music director, lead guitar), Kyle Peek (born February 3, 1988) (drums, backing vocals), and Joey Clement (born May 21, 1981) (bass guitar) to the Middle East to complete a USO Tour. The band visited seven bases on their trip to Kuwait and Iraq and played songs from David Cook as well as crowd-pleasing covers including Tenacious D's Fuck Her Gently and Van Halen's Hot for Teacher.
In Mid-February 2009, Skib embarked on a nationwide tour serving as rhythm guitarist and keyboardist in addition to singing backup vocals for The Declaration Tour to support the platinum-selling, major-label debut David Cook. Skib has had the opportunity to perform lead vocals on "Make Me" and "'Til I'm Blue" (Midwest Kings songs) more than once during the run of the tour. The tour began at Club Downunder in Tallahassee, Florida on February 13, 2009 and was originally set to end in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 25, 2009. The tour was extended through the fall and came to a close on December 1, 2009 at The Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina after 154 shows.
In Mid-May 2009, Skib and bandmates took a short break from the North American leg of the Declaration Tour to travel to Manila in the Philippines. The band played a one night concert playing to upwards of 40,000 attendees at the SM Mall of Asia in Manila on May 16, 2009.
In Mid-October 2011, Skib embarked on his second nationwide tour with David Cook, this time to support Cook's second album "This Loud Morning." The tour, which was co-headlined by Gavin DeGraw, began on October 9, 2011 at Penn State University, and ended in Boone, North Carolina at Appalachian State University on November 11, 2011.
|2008||Light On||Guitar, Keyboard, Backing Vocals||David Cook||Wayne Isham|
|2009||Come Back To Me||Guitar, backing vocals||Gavin Bowden|
|2011||The Last Goodbye||Nigel Dick|
|Fade into Me||Guitar, backing vocals||Christopher Sims|
|Year||Air Date||Show||Network||Capacity||Songs Performed|
|2008||November 1||Saturday Night Live||NBC||Guitar, keyboard,
|"Declaration", "Light On"|
|November 14||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||NBC||Guitar, keyboard,
|November 17||Good Morning America||ABC||Guitar, keyboard,
|"Light On", "Heroes"|
|November 19||Live with Regis and Kelly||ABC/syndication||Guitar, keyboard,
Off Camera: "Life on the Moon"
|November 23||American Music Awards
|"Light On", "Declaration"|
|December 1||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||NBC/syndication||Guitar, keyboard,
|December 31||FOX's New Year's Eve Live||Fox||Guitar, keyboard,
|"Light On", "Declaration"|
|2009||January 13||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||ABC||Guitar, keyboard,
|"Light On", "Declaration"
Off Camera: "Kiss On the Neck", "Little"
"Lies" (cover), "Bar-ba-sol"
|February 12||Good Morning America||ABC||Guitar, backing vocals||"Declaration"|
|April 1||American Idol (season 8)
|"Come Back To Me"|
|May 20||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||NBC/syndication||Guitar, keyboard,
|"Come Back To Me"|
|May 20||American Idol (season 8) (Finale)||Fox||Piano||"Permanent" (charity single)|
|May 25||Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||NBC||Guitar, keyboard,
|"Come Back To Me"
Off Camera: "Bar-ba-sol"
|July 13||2009 MLB Home Run Derby||ESPN||Guitar, backing vocals||"Declaration"|
|MLB Extra Innings||Guitar, backing vocals||"Heroes"|
|August 7||Good Morning America||ABC||Guitar, backing vocals||"Come Back To Me"
Off Camera: "Little Lies" (cover) with Kris Allen and Adam Lambert
|August 7||Live with Regis and Kelly'||ABC||Guitar, backing vocals||"Come Back To Me"|
|November 23||Live with Regis and Kelly||ABC||Lead guitar||"Declaration"|
|December 7||Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special||Fox||Guitar, backing vocals||"Lie"|
|2010||March 17||American Idol (season 9)
|Fox||Guitar, backing vocals||"Jumping Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones|
|2011||April 21||American Idol (season 10)
|Fox||Guitar, backing vocals||"The Last Goodbye"|
|April 26||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||NBC/syndication||Guitar, backing vocals||"The Last Goodbye"|
|May 24||American Idol (season 10)
|Fox||Guitar||"Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds|
|June 28||Today Show||NBC||Guitar, backing vocals||"The Last Goodbye"|
|June 29||Live With Regis and Kelly||ABC/syndication||Guitar, backing vocals||"The Last Goodbye"|
|June 30||Lopez Tonight||TBS||Guitar, backing vocals||"The Last Goodbye"|
|July 7||The Talk||CBS||Guitar, backing vocals||"The Last Goodbye"|
|July 14||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||NBC||Guitar, backing vocals||"The Last Goodbye "|
|2012||May 10||American Idol (season 11)
|Fox||Guitar, backing vocals||"The Last Song I'll Write For You"|
|2013||May 2||American Idol (season 12)
|Fox||Guitar, keyboard, backing vocals||"Laying Me Low"|
|Year||Album details / Artist||Capacity||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|US||US Heat||US Rock||CAN||FIN|
|2003||Midwest Kings (MWK)||Lead Vocals||–||–||–||–||–||
|2004||Judging A Bullet (MWK)||Lead Vocals||–||–||–||–||–||
|2006||Analog Heart (David Cook)
||Engineer (Tracks 4, 5, 8)
Backing Vocals (Track 10)
|2006||Incoherent With Desire To Move On (MWK)||Lead Vocals||–||–||–||–||–||
|2007||A Brief Look at the New You (Bryan Jewett)||Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards,
|2008||Luna Despierta EP (MWK)
|2008||To Have Heroes EP (To Have Heroes)
||Co-Producer, Lead Vocals||–||–||–||–||–||
|2010||Wake the Dead (Mike Kelly)
||Backing Vocals, Piano||–||–||–||–||–||
|2010||The Sanctuary Live Sessions (MWK)
||Engineer, Lead Vocals,
|2011||Lost in America EP (To Have Heroes)
||Lead Vocals, Piano,
|2011||This Loud Morning (David Cook)
||Backing Vocals, Piano,
|2011||Luna Espera EP (MWK)
||Lead Vocals, Guitar||–||–||–||–||–||
|2012||Luna Se Hunde EP (MWK)
||Lead Vocals, Guitar||–||–||–||–||–||
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Artist||Album||Capacity|
|US||US Pop||US AC||US Adult||US Rock||CAN||UK||Digital|
|2009||"Permanent" (charity single)||24||34||—||—||—||26||—||10||David Cook||Live||Pianist|
|2011||"The Last Goodbye"||105||—||20||29||—||72||—||—||This Loud Morning||Backing vocals, electric guitar, piano|
|2011||"Fade into Me"||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||-||Backing vocals, electric guitar|
|"—" denotes the single failed to chart, not released, or not certified|
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