Andrew Swann

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Andrew Swann

Drums

Andrew is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). In 2003 Andrew auditioned for Brian May and Roger Taylor and was chosen to be the drummer for the first Australian tour of We Will Rock You. Andrew performed more than 800 shows with We Will Rock You in Australia and in two tours of Japan. A highlight was jamming with Brian May and Roger Taylor at the We Will Rock You opening night parties in Melbourne and Sydney.

In 2007 Andrew relocated to New York and has enjoyed working with such artists as Norah Jones (opening solo act for her Australian tour), Roy Hargrove, The Shanghai Philharmonic featuring James Morrison, Thelma Houston, Peter Bernstein, Grammy winner Jessie Harris, Lew Soloff from Blood, Sweat and Tears, Jimmy Little from The Drifters, and also studied with Bernard Purdie and the New School faculty in New York.

Andrew has performed with the theatre productions of Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Billy Elliot, Blue Man Group in London, and with Australian artists Joe Camilleri from The Black Sorrows, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Renee Geyer, The Avalanches, and IMT. For television, he has performed on The Eric Bana Show and Hey Hey It’s Saturday.

Andrew is “pumped” about returning to the drum chair with We Will Rock You 2016!

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