From childhood in Toronto, Andy was mostly moved by classical music and powerful orchestrations; especially of film soundtracks. Jazz found him in his teens; then the crooners. He once heard a a famous singer say: you wanna learn how to sing, listen to Frank.
Although being only slightly aware of that part of music world Andy nevertheless fell quickly in love with classic American pop music from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. He absorbed daily doses of the recordings from Columbia, Capitol and Reprise and found himself fascinated by the complex big band and orchestra arrangements behind the lyrics. To this day, that is what really moves and inspires him.