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Behind the Music

Born in Mount Pearl, NL, Andrew lived and performed in Ottawa and Halifax, before returning home in 2001. An active member of the local music scene since then, Andrew made a name for himself as a solo artist before joining forces with his brother, Chris LeDrew, and launching the popular Brothers In Stereo CD in June, 2003. Brothers in Stereo received airplay across Atlantic Canada; garnered three East Coast Music Award nominations; and was voted Best New Act at the 2003 MusicNL awards. The band received a prestigious VideoFact grant and became “the guys on the bus” when they filmed a video for Andrew’s The Worst Crowd on the top of a double decker bus around downtown St. John’s. Andrew is also a two-time winner of the Regional Song Writing Competition, heading to Toronto twice for the nationals. Andrew has cut his teeth on the national stage, sharing the stage with such acts as Great Big Sea, Sam Roberts, BTO, Our Lady Peace and Blue Rodeo…to name a few.

Andrew released his first album Ladies Lookout in 2007 which was well received in the local music scene. In 2009, he co-wrote two songs with Kalem Mahoney for his bands debut album, The Monday Nights and contributed a song to Mike Hanrahan’s Freeing Lonesome Tune album released the same year. He wrote a song called The Ballad of Ryan’s Fancy in 2011 as a tribute to the well-known Irish Newfoundland band Ryan’s Fancy. It was released on Homebrew 12, gained heavy radio play on major radio stations in Atlantic Canada and received recognition from both O’Byrne and Ryan. Andrew went on to cowrote a song called Countryside with Bob Hallett (Great Big Sea) for their 2012 box set, released his second album Fairwinds in 2014, which was welcomed into the traditional Irish NL scene with heavy rotation on Stingrays KRock and OZFM, and he cowrote 2 songs on Janet Cull’s award winning album Real Tough Love in 2017.

LeDrew has been performing live with a number of duos and groups for over a decade including: Brothers In Stereo, Military Road, Kalem Mahoney (The Monday Nights), and Robert Kelly (The Irish Descendants).

 

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