Korg, Roland, ROLI, Yamaha, and Muse Receptor sponsored artist Andrew Colyer has played piano, keyboards, trumpet, and sung across the United States, England, Canada, and Japan, including three times at Carnegie Hall. His classical training includes the Juilliard School and his teaching lineage places him five steps down from Beethoven.
Rock/pop experience includes performing and collaborating with Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Jon Anderson (YES), The Tubes, 3.2 featuring Robert Berry, Frank Wyatt (Happy the Man, Oblivion Sun), Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins, Ryche Chlanda (Fireballet, Renaissance), Max Flyer (CBS Records), 10th Planet, Cell15, the Prog Rock Orchestra, Circuline and the Progressive Rock Tribute Band, Downing Grey.
With regards to jazz and big band music, Andrew has performed with Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Marvin Stamm, Nick Brignola, and the Avalon Jazz Quartet. Andrew has composed original music for commercial radio, video, and film, which includes Indie film producer Luke Franek’s award-winning film, “Tingle”, and Nelson Blish’s 2016 short film “Turnabout”, which was featured at the 2017 Chautauqua and Buffalo-Niagara international film festivals, and the 2018 New York F.A.M.E. Festival. Andrew’s solo albums have also garnered awards and sales worldwide.
In the fall of 2014, Andrew saw Awaken open for Spock’s Beard in New York City, and approached Glenn DaGrossa about working with them in the future. Since Glenn and Andrew both share a love of classical, jazz, and rock, it was immediately obvious that it had the potential to be a good working relationship. Andrew joined Awaken in December 2016, and worked closely with the band to sculpt a cinematic sound for the latest album “Out of the Shadows” and the upcoming album “Awaken: Live in New York”.