I'm Andrew, a musician from London. After many years playing in a variety of bands and groups, I'm releasing my first album under my own name.
SONG UNSUNG is a collection of my original jazz compositions (plus one arrangement of a contemporary Brazilian song), with an emphasis on melodic lyricism, soulful atmosphere, evocative sounds worlds and emotional directness.
I'm known for my performances and recordings of original music in a range of styles, including Brazilian music (Alvorada, Choro Matiz), jazz (The Button Band, London Vocal Project), experimental (Madwort Saxophone Quartet), and Afrobeat (Afrik Bawantu).
Alongside all of these, I've played occasional performances with my own group, which have always been well received. After lots of encouragement from many people, I've finally taken the step to release an album of my own.
It was recorded in 2019, and - following a pandemic-influenced hiatus - will be released in June this year. I'm really happy with how it's turned out, and excited finally to be putting it out into the world.
So far, the project has been entirely self-funded. That includes the costs of rehearsing, recording, mixing, mastering, and the fees of all the musicians. This Crowdfunder campaign is to help cover the costs of the final stages of the album - the artwork and design, manufacturing costs, promotion, and a specially-commissioned video animation to accompany the title track.
There are various ways to contribute. You can simply pre-order the album CD/download, or there are incentives for higher contributions also (scroll down on the right to see them). There's also the option just to make a donation. You can help out by spreading the word and sharing the project on social media too. All the pledges will be honoured before the official release date - meaning you'll be the first to receive and hear the album.
It's a real personal milestone to be releasing something that's all my own, and I'm grateful for all your support.
p.s. Keep track of album news, and what else I'm up to, over on my website: andrewwoolf.co.uk