Barry Andrews (musician)

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Barry Andrews
Born (1956-09-12) 12 September 1956 (age 62)
OriginWest Norwood, London, England[1]
GenresFunk rock, new wave, art rock, experimental rock
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, bass
Years active1976–present
Malicious Damage
Associated actsXTC
Iggy Pop
Gang Of Four
League of Gentlemen

Barry Andrews (born 12 September 1956) is a vocalist and keyboardist. He is a former member of the bands XTC and League of Gentlemen with Robert Fripp, and was co-founder of Shriekback.[1][2] He has collaborated with Brian Eno on several projects, most recently guesting on keyboards for the 2005 album Another Day on Earth. Andrews also played on the 1980 Iggy Pop album Soldier with David Bowie, Ivan Kral, Glen Matlock and Klaus Kruger.[3]

He left XTC in 1979, after two albums with the band, and embarked on a solo career.[2] His most notable solo track was "Win a Night Out with a Well-Known Paranoiac", which received airplay on the Anne Nightingale request show on BBC Radio 1 during the mid-1980s. The A-side of this single was "Rossmore Road", named after a street in Marylebone, London.

In the late 1980s he was a member of the band Illuminati, and later played with The Refugees and 7even.[2]

In addition to being a musician, Andrews is also a sculptor and furniture maker.

Latterly, Shriekback has essentially become a solo project under which Andrews has released several albums, most recently Life in the Loading Bay (2010), on the Malicious Damage record label.

His son, Finn Andrews, is the lead singer/songwriter of the London-based band The Veils.


  • Haunted Box of Switches (2003)
  • Stic Basin
  • Mind Over Matter


  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 185
  2. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy "Barry Andrews Biography", AllMusic, retrieved 2010-01-23
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2002) The Great Rock Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-312-1, p. 815