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|Birth name||Finn William Riddley Kent Andrews|
|Born||24 August 1983|
|Occupations||Musician, singer, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Rough Trade, Blanco Y Negro, Nettwerk|
Finn Andrews (born 24 August 1983) is a British/New Zealand musician. He is a solo artist and lead singer and songwriter of London-based band The Veils. His father Barry Andrews is a current member of Shriekback, was a member of XTC, and also played with Iggy Pop, Robert Fripp and David Bowie.
Finn was born in Kentish Town, London and grew up between his father in London and his mother, an English and Sociology professor in Auckland, New Zealand. He attended Takapuna Grammar School during his teens where he met The Veils bass player Sophia Burn, before leaving for London shortly after his 16th birthday to make The Veils debut album The Runaway Found.
As of 2016, he has released five records with The Veils: The Runaway Found (2004), Nux Vomica (2006), Sun Gangs (2009), Time Stays, We Go (2013), and Total Depravity (2016). He's known for his extremely cathartic live performances and his unique singing voice guesting on albums by Brian Eno, Shriekback and The Mint Chicks on backing vocals. In 2011, Finn started his own record label Pitch Beast Records in order to release The Veils fourth studio album Time Stays, We Go.
In 2014, Finn Andrews revealed that as well as writing The Veils new record had also been commissioned to write an orchestral piece to commemorate the antipodean dead of World War One in Belgium in 2016.
Guitars and equipment used
Since The Veils formed in 2004 Finn has predominantly used Fender electric guitars and Gibson acoustic guitars, specifically a 1960s Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Jaguar and a 1960s Gibson Dove acoustic. During the 'Time Stays, We Go' tour in 2013 he also began using a 1960s Gibson ES-355. He uses very few guitar pedals generally restricted to just a Boss tuner, Diamond Delay and a Crowther Audio Hot-Cake Overdrive. Finn uses vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb Amplifiers in the studio and a reissue for touring purposes.
Studio albums with The Veils
|The Runaway Found||16 February 2004||Rough Trade||CD, LP|
|Nux Vomica||18 September 2006|
|Sun Gangs||6 April 2009|
|Time Stays, We Go||29 April 2013||Pitch Beast||CD, LP, download|
|Total Depravity||26 August 2016||Nettwerk Records|
|Troubles of the Brain||24 January 2011||Pitch Beast||CD, download|
|Live at Abbey Road||29 April 2013|
|Acoustic Session at Roundhead||14 April 2017||Nettwerk Records||Download|
|Swimming with the Crocodiles||8 September 2017|
Studio solo albums
|One Piece At A Time||15 March 2019||Nettwerk Records||CD, LP, download|