Andy Crowdy is a well known and highly rated bass player on the UK jazz scene. He has performed with many leading UK players (Gary Potter, Diz Disley, Clark Tracey, Alan Barnes and Tina May, to name but a few). He is in constant demand and can be heard with Acker Bilk on one night and with a contemporary jazz band on the next day. Over the last years Andy has been working extensively for New Orleans-born singer Lillian Boutte, playing bass and guitar at festivals and workshops in Europe, America and Australia.
Andy combines an incredible sense of rhythm and drive with a lyrical musicality, which comes to the fore in his solos. The English jazz critic Bruce Gomersall wrote that Andy " gives the performance a depth and quality”. His technique combined with a great sense of humour always keep the audience entertained.
Andy has a love of many musical styles, leading him to playing heavy rock, blues, folk and pop. This has given him a huge breadth of experience, which he has been able to transmit in music workshops all over the world through his teaching of bass and guitar.