Andrew Hetherington is an Australian songwriter who writes indie, retro 80s and ambient instrumental music. Thanks to his talent for writing songs with a very strong melody that connect with audiences with the very first listen, his songs have been receiving a lot of praise in local circles.
A songwriter of instinct, Andrew has a flair for writing songs that leave the listener moved by the raw emotion in them. Although his roots are firmly placed in mainstream rock, he draws inspiration from many different lyrical and musical influences. “My style is eclectic..I can write a rock song today, and next a beautiful instrumental melody will come out of me, and I’ll be wondering..where did that come from?”. He has written the lyrics and music for over 20 songs and has has collaborated with other artists in the production of his recordings including Australian singer Snez, American vocalist Sammy Pawlak and Canadian guitarist Paul Kinman.
Music is not a new passion for Andrew however: after playing the guitar from the age of 12: “I used to play along with the radio or cassette player pretending that I was famous“, he says jokingly. But it wasn’t until after playing in local pub bands for over a decade that he decided to take his musical career more seriously. He is currently playing bass for Ballarat cover band Ice Embers, they have released an EP of cover songs sold through iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. Although for most of his adult life he has held different jobs, music, truth be told, was never far from his mind. “I always knew it was a matter of time until I started to write my own songs, I can be driving my car or lying in bed when the lyrics or music suddenly pops into my head out of nowhere“.