May 22, 1982 |
Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Genres||Indie rock, electropop|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Badman Recording Co., Elephant Lady Records, Stay U|
Kyle Andrews is an American songwriter and performer born in Chicago, IL and based in Nashville, TN. He has released albums on Portland's Badman Recording Co. as well as his own Elephant Lady Records imprint. His 2010 song "You Always Make Me Smile" (co-written with friend Neil Mason) was featured in a worldwide Holiday Inn ad. The music video for the song was filmed in Utah during an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest water balloon fight and went viral. His interactive video for "Sushi" (directed by Dennis Liu) was made from 1.4 million tiles, and thousands of unique YouTube video stills. In 2010 it was shortlisted for the Guggenheim's YouTube Play Exhibit.[not in citation given]
In addition to the Holiday Inn campaign, his music has been used in other TV shows and commercials, including a worldwide television ad for Dell ("We Were Colors") and a national television ad for Doritos ("Bombs Away").[unreliable source?] "You Always Make Me Smile" also appeared in an episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy.[original research?][not in citation given]
Although Kyle performs as a first-name/last-name artist, and self-recorded the majority of his discography, he plays live with a full band.
- 2006 - Amos In Ohio
- 2007 - Find Love, Let Go
- 2008 - Real Blasty
- 2010 - Kangaroo EP
- 2010 - Bombs Away / We Were Colors (digital-only single)
- 2011 - Robot Learn Love
- 2013 - Brighter Than The Sun
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- "Kyle Andrews Featured In Spots For Doritos & Holiday Inn | Terrorbird Media". Terrorbird.com. Retrieved 2011-05-25.
- "Grey's Anatomy - Music Lounge - ABC.com". Abc.go.com. Retrieved 2011-05-25.
- "Kyle Andrews". kyleandrews.com. Retrieved 2011-08-16.[dead link]