Andy sings in the 20th century light baritone tradition of Al Martino, John Gary and Robert Goulet sung to orchestral arrangements. He is currently touring his recital, "The Poetry of Song".This hour long recital has been developed especially for retirement aged audiences. Andy is backed by orchestral arrangements created especially for him by John Levis, musical director of Jacob's Pillow Dance. These songs span 100 years, from Aura Lee(1864) to You Raise me Up(1994).Included are Plasir d'Amour, Lily Marleen, and Torna a Surriento sung in their own languages. Other selections are "A Nightengale Sang in Berkeley Square;" That Old Black magic"; "Mother McCree"; and "All of Me" from the American Songbook. This show offers a heart-felt trip down memory lane that will delight the most sophisticated music fans. Using a radio microphone, the program includes audience interaction and a song or two where Andy shows off his tap-dance talents.
First a professional dancer and mime he decided at age 35 to focus on singing ...trained in Philadelphia by the renowned Martin Dillon of the Carnegie Hall Opera, he sang in opera before specializing in the solo song format. His fluency in languages and his opera training have made him a unique stylist in the American crooning tradition. In 2001 he was chosen to sing a program at the German Society of Philadelphia containing French German and Italian songs for the German Cultural Ambassador to the U.N., Ute Minke-Koenig. He has sung in over 500 retirement facilities.