When Andy Golledge performs, people take notice. Many years of performing live has honed his skills in knowing how to write a killer song and knowing how to knock an audience off their feet.
“Andy Golledge has carved out a niche as Sydney’s king of alt-country, and it only takes half an hour with the man and his band to see exactly why that is. Golledge’s music is boozy, rowdy and rocking, but simultaneously heartfelt and personal. Beyond the quasi-ironic yeehaw agenda, that’s really what country music is all about.” (Music Feeds)
The Andy Golledge audience continues to grow and it’s no surprise that the band are more than ecstatic to get back into the studio to record his sophomore album which is currently slated for release in early 2024.
His name is folklore in regional NSW and inner Sydney, both for the exhilarating unpredictability of his live shows and the curveballs of his repertoire, genre-hopping between 60s country and classic rock & roll. The band consists of some of the most respected musicians in the alt country/Americana scene in Australia, with a show that can take you from tender to tears, to rollicking and dancing wildly. His shows are word class, polished and ready to grab the attention of broader audiences.
His debut EP ‘Namoi’ was released in 2020 and his debut album ‘Strength of a Queen’ in 2022, to an eager audience and with great acclaim. His debut album won ‘Best Independent Country Album/EP’ at the AIR Awards 2023 – it charted #3 on ARIA’s Top Vinyl Albums and #4 on ARIA’s Australian Country Albums, and was also nominated for ‘Best Country Album’ at the ARIA Awards 2022 and ‘Best Alternative Country Album’ at the CMAA Golden Guitar Awards 2023. The mission was to nail the unpredictability and energy of the live show and they definitely accomplished that, to say the least.
In 2019, Andy starred in a feature role in the SBS Series ‘Robbie Hood’ (2019) – his songwriting prowess was also on show as he wrote the music score to the series. His song ‘Light it To the Wind’ (ft. Caitlin Harnett) which was also synced to TV Series ‘Mystery Road: Origin’ (2022).
Golledge has made notable performances at BIGSOUND and various festivals such as SXSW Sydney, Gympie Music Muster, Boogie Festival, Riverboats Festival, Falls Festival, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Winter Bites, Tamworth Country Music Festival, and more.
Most recently, we saw Andy Golledge release the first singles from his highly anticipated sophomore album – the tracks, ‘Country Band’ and ‘Young, Dumb & Wild’ were just a taste of what’s yet to come with the next record slated for release in April 2024!