Hello, I’m a London-based music promoter, but when no one is looking, I like to write tragi-comic tales about glorious failure. The stories are all true, apart from the bits I make up. I also write & record songs and podcasts and sometimes perform live. Welcome to the shed in my head, a place where you can read, watch, & listen to my efforts. I hope you enjoy looking around. 


How I Failed to Make it as a Britpop Indie-Rockstar


Back in the early nineties, I was the lead singer in an indie-pop band called the Pointy Birds (yes, I know, great name). We played the backrooms of London’s pubs and toilet venues, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Blur, Suede, Pulp and Radiohead. But while they went on to bigger and better things during the explosion of Brit-pop, we couldn’t get signed, sold no records and got bottled off stage at our first ever gig. But we did have one big fan. His name was Ricky. He worked as the Entertainments Manager at the University of London Union and became our manager.

This is the story of how we didn’t become rich or famous, but our manager did.

Available as paperback, hardback, e-book or audiobook.

It was 30 Years ago Today…

Hey there Hope all is fine and dandy in your world. It’s non-stop glorious sunshine here in London – been 30 degrees all week. We Londoners get quite silly in the heat. People drop tools, pubs spill onto pavements, clothes

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No Sleep til Roskilde…

Here is a new made-up true short story which takes place 27 years ago in the summer of 1996 – a certain international football tournament has reached the semi final stage, Britpop is about to hit it’s sell-by-date and a

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Watch Andy’s One-Man Show

Back in August 2022 I travelled up to Edinburgh Fringe with a guitar, a suitcase full of hopes and dreams and a life size cut-out of Ricky Gervais.   I then spent the next 24 days performing my one man

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Press for Anoint My Head (the book)

‘Captures the time and the aspirations of a young band brilliantly. A great eye-opener into the absurd thought process of what it might take to headline Glastonbury!’ Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music

“All the fun of youthful dreams and the poignancy of disappointment – plus a remarkable A-list cameo. Magnificent.’ Phil Harrison Time Out / Guardian

‘If This Is Spinal Tap is the quintessential rock mockumentary, Anoint My Head is the closest you’ll get to that in book form.’ Loz Etheridge God is in the TV *****

‘Anoint My Head is a great read which rips along at pace and would make an excellent dramatisation or comedy series.’ Iain Key Louder Than War *****

‘Hilarious warts-and-all story of a Britpop band whose big ambitions did not meet their talents’ Dan Carrier Camden New Journal

Press for Anoint My Head (the show)

“Carries the magnificent bravado of youth that will hold Generation X-ers and anyone nostalgically inclines in a state of happy reverie.” Daily Telegraph ****

“A campfire tale of hope, dreams and failures with a lesson for us all – if it’s fun, it’s worth doing.” Entertainment-Now

“Charmingly Ramshackle Catnip.” David Hepburn The Scotsman

Gently amusing and accessible to anyone with even a passing appreciation of artistic folly…including a tender tale of inter-species love” Fiona Shepherd The Scotsman

“Funny and touching tale of Britpop stardom that never was.” Al Murray, the Pub Landlord**