Born: January 2, 1975 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Australian trumpeter and composer Andy Fiddes has been exciting audiences with his blend of Contemporary Jazz and quirky stage presence since making a mark on the Sydney jazz scene with the little big band FIDDAESTHETIC. Since then his two groups SURVIVAL OF THE FIDDES and LIVEWIRE have burnt up stages with their firey intesity and commitment to engage the audience. Andy musical goal is to maintain artistic integrity whilst engaging and including the crowd as part of the performance, rather than having them as mere spectators
Due Sept 2007
Tracks: Joy String; A Question of Creation; Unstable Substances; Struck From Above; Return of the Darkness; The Tolling, Ritalin; Lights On, Lights Off.
Personnel: Andy Fiddes; flugelhorn. Jackson Harrison; rhodes. Mike Majkowski; bass. Evan Mannell; drums.
Tracks: The Wisp; Something Wicked This Way's Been; Holiday; Lament for a Llama; Mustard!?!; Old Things; Hewn; Mink-Oiled Boots are made for Walkin'
Personnel: Andy Fiddes: trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet. Reuben Derrick: tenor sax. James Kennedy: trombone. Ben Waples: bass. Laurence Pike: drums.
As a Sideman
CAMOUFLAGE Big Band
Tracks: on Green Dolphin Street; The Heat's On; It Don't Mean a Thing If it Ain't Got That Swing; Moonlight in Vermont; Straight No Chaser; I Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues; Well You Needn't; Steps in the Dark; Kakadu; Con Alma; What A Wonderful World; Moanin'; Cruisin' For a Bluesin'.
Personnel: Andy Fiddes (lead), Ben Fixter, Tara Neilsen, Glen Rogers: trumpets. Darren Cole (lead), Peter Bell; Steve Bull: trombones. Rod Mason (lead), Marty Ball, Richard Hibble, Adam Matthews: saxes. Lucy Birmingham: piano. David Shadforth: guitar. Ben Waples: bass. Jason Grimstead: drums.
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