Professor Andrew West has been a professional musician since 1990, when he joined Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) and Roger Cook (Blue Mink) to form the eclectic trio Cornwell, Cook and West. To date, over 350 of Andy’s songs have been published, with some featuring in the Grammy award winning shows ‘Heroes’, ‘Lost’ and ‘True Blood’ and others recorded by artists as diverse as Joe Brown and Stackridge.
Whilst resident in Nashville between 1997 and 2003, Andy performed and recorded with some of the world’s finest musicians including Ian Wallace (Bob Dylan), Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen), Kenny Vaughan (Lucinda Williams), Willie Weeks (David Bowie) and Chad Cromwell (Neil Young). He also produced numerous sessions at EMI, American and House of David including Julie Lee’s album ‘Stillhouse Road’ featuring Grammy award winning vocalists Alison Krauss and Vince Gill.
In 2007, Andy designed and course directed the world’s first Masters degree in Songwriting for Bath Spa University. Having completed an MA and PhD in the Teaching and Learning of Songwriting, his book 'The Art of Songwriting' was published by Bloomsbury / Methuen in 2016. At this evening's event, Andy will informally discuss the book.
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