Andy Pratt

Andy Pratt

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Pop - Rock | Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States
Total Song Plays: 216   
Member Since: 2009
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Andy Pratt Biography

Andy Pratt is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and live music performer, born in Boston to one of the wealthiest and most educated families in America. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Literature in 1968. In the 1970's Andy Pratt was a rock & pop star music sensation. He exploded on the music scene in 1973 with his Columbia Records hit single titled "Avenging Annie", a song about Annie Oakley and Pretty Boy Floyd the Outlaw. Roger Daltrey (Lead singer of The Who) liked "Avenging Annie" so much that he sang it on his album "One of the Boys", but not as well as Andy, because Roger couldn't hit Andy's high notes. For the next four years Andy rode the wave in the world of rock stardom. In 1975, after the death of his father, Andy enrolled in Boston's "Life Institute" is search of the meaning of life. He was also released from his Columbia Record contract this same year. In 1978 he moved to Holland and married his third wife Frederike, a Dutch Journalist, in 1988. Together they lived in Holland and Belgium until 1996.

Andy Pratt was much sought after by music industry giants Clive Davis, Nat Weiss, Ahmet Ertegun and Arif Mardin (record producer of Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, Nora Jones, Boy George, and many others). Andy recorded music with the top, heavy hitter, musicians in the world, even the same ones Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon used. He toured America twice with a his band, trucks, roadies, groupies, and whatever else anyone could dream of. Andy appeared on television, could be heard all over the FM radio dial, was given rave reviews in many publications including Rolling Stone Magazine, and cheered on by thousands of fans at his shows. He shared stages with countless musicians, and met just about everybody in the music world.

Andy has performed with John Belushi, T-Bone Burnett, Robin and David Batteau, Jon Butcher, Toni Lynn Washington, James Montgomery, Moogy Klingman, Stewkey (The Nazz), Rick Shlosser, Mark Doyle, Gary Link, Abe Laboriel, Andy Mendelson, John Nagy, David Grisman, Jumma Santos, John Payne, Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Andy Newmark, Luther Vandross, David Lasley and many more...

Foreigner, John Sebastian, Loggins and Messina, The Band and Rick Derringer are among the rock and roll greats he has opened for. David Cassidy covered Andy's song "All I Want Is You" on his "The Best of David Cassidy" album.

To learn more about Andy Pratt's very interesting personal life you can read his autobiography Shiver in the Night (Published in 2006). Among the famous names appearing in Andy's book are: Andy Warhol, John Belushi, Miles Davis, Roger Daltrey, Tony Levin, Woody Guthrie, Steve Gadd, The Band, Foreigner, David Gates, Bela Bartok, and Bono.

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