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Andy O

Reggae Band from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$1800 - $10000 per event
From the City of Port Of Spain on the Island of Trinidad comes a singer and songwriter whose love for music can be traced back to his childhood days as a pan player in Steel Orchestras. Against the wishes of his parents, Malcolm H. Oliver (AKA Andy), began playing steel drums at the age of 16. The glamour of the Savannah stage at Carnival time captured this young lad's heart and he hoped that someday he would perform on the same stage that had hosted some of the Country's greatest Calypsonians and Steel Bands. By the time Andy was 18, he played on the Savannah stage with such Steel Orchestra greats as Huggins Pandemonium, Coca Cola Silverstars and Vat 19 Tripolians.

Andy moved to the United States in 1975 and settled in Bellingham, Washington. His first performance in the U. S. was with an eight piece Reggae/Ska band called the Kooks. After playing local clubs for a few years, the band separated and Andy formed his own band called Andy O & The Youth All Stars. The All Stars, which consisted of mainly Western Washington University students, disbanded after six months when several members graduated and left town.

In 1985 Andy started a second band called Almighty Dread, a five piece Reggae band that evolved and changed its name to Jumbalassy. After a very successful six years as lead vocalist and songwriter for the band, Andy decided to go solo. In August of 1991, Andy O was formed to bring his Soca- Calypso- Reggae sounds to crowded dance floors at Local Clubs, Wedding receptions, Fraternities, Corporate parties and Charity events. The Andy O band is composed of eight musicians, featuring the Hottest Horn Section in the Pacific Northwest. Together they create sweet Caribbean sounds that dare the feet not to dance.

In 1992, Andy's first single Searching was nominated for best world-music recording at the NAMA awards. Also in 1992 he recorded his first CD, As Long As It Takes, with the band. Many of the songs on this CD have become crowd favorites and are requested by the audience at every show. Getting Closer and Trouble In St. Ann's, are the third and fourth solo release from Andy O. These excitement packed albums are full of Andy's original compositions, an assortment of Ballads, Reggae, Soca and Calypso music.

The current band brings together musicians with a wealth of musical backgrounds from all over the world, making him the Number One Dance Band and Performer in the Northwest. Most refer to Andy O as the King of Calypso, Reggae and Soca music.

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Celebration

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Andy O was awesome!! I had my reservations about hiring a reggea band for my event, man I am glad I did!! The music sounded so real and crisp. The vocals were great and the horns really set everything off as well. Great music to dance to and everybody loved it. I had about a hundred people tell me great work on the music. If your looking for a fun band that sounds as good as you can hope, Andy O is the real deal. Garrison Olson

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Wedding

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The Band and Andy O were awesome. Couldn't have asked for anything else. Their energy level was high and everybody at the wedding was thoroughly impressed with their performance. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Andy O was professional from start to finish. He was on time for his set up and sound check and gave a riveting performance. The festival site was on city property and the music was to end @ 10:00 pm sharp. As a musician myself, I know how difficult it can be to stop on cue. Andy O followed my cues from stage left as we counted down the last five minutes. He invited dancers up from the audience and even with this commotion on stage, he was able to cue the band to stop on time. Impressive! We hope to have Andy O back next year and he was one of the top bands of our 9 day festival. Highly recommended! Gerry Charlebois Stage Manager 2006 Victoria Latin Caribbean Festival

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2008
Aug
23
Celebration
Leavenworth, WA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2008
Feb
22
Corporate Function
Redmond, WA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2007
Jun
2
Wedding
Fox Island, WA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2006
Oct
20
Christening
Kenmore, WA
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2006
Aug
19
Wedding
Bellingham, WA
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2006
Aug
6
private party
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Stir It Up
Bob Marley
Wait In Vain
Bob Marley
No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley
Butterfly
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Ragga Pum Pum
Byron Lee
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Please note Andy O will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
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