Andy Pitcher - Vocals and Bass Guitar

Live Electric Set Equipment Details

Rickenbacker 4001 V63 bass guitar (CLUNK!)
Roland PK-5 MIDI pedals (triggering Taurus bass pedal samples)
Bass Pod XT - amp modeller/FX Unit
Samson Airline bass wireless system
Peavey amplification

Live Acoustic Set Equipment Details

Taylor 310ce acoustic guitar

Home Studio Equipment Details

Challenge violin bass guitar
Hohner Arbor electric guitar
Korg X5D Synth

Birthplace

Evesham, Worcestershire, England

Education

B.Sc. Hons in Geography from Coventry University, 1995

Early Musical Background

Comes from a highly musical (and bonkers) family, who unfortunately made him take up the violin at an early age, thereby suppressing all interest in music until his late teens. Taught himself piano (to help him get laid at parties – didn’t always work!) and guitar and bass (to get in a band!). Founder member of several terrible bands in his hometown of Redditch and a few decent ones during his time at Cambridge. Has had some professional production & engineering experience but in truth prefers song writing & arranging - especially now he's in the kind of band, with a line-up of great talent that can really cut it! Viva Las BAiTus!!!

Musical Likes

Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jethro Tull, The Enid, Yes (yeah, thanks John!!), Teddy Elgar, Vaugn Williams and Gilbert & Sullivan (yeah, thanks Mom!!)

Top Ten Favourite Songs

1. Baker Street – Jerry Rafferty
2. Dear Prudence – The Beatles
3. Under the Bridge – The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
4. More than a Feeling – Boston
5. Girl – The Beatles
6. Message in a Bottle – The Police
7. A Touch too Much – AC/DC
8. Instant Karma – J. Lennon
9. Killer Queen – Queen
10. Flowers in Our Hair – All about Eve

Top Ten Favourite Albums

1. Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin
2. Stand-Up – Jethro Tull
3. Fugazi - Marillion
4. Revolver – The Beatles
5. Led Zeppelin I – Led Zeppelin
6. Broadsword & The Beast – Jethro Tull
7. Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
8. All About Eve – All About Eve
9. Daisies of the Galaxy – The Eels
10. From the Tea Rooms of Mars to The Hell Holes of Uranus – Landscape

Hobbies / Interests

All sorts of creative endeavours, including song writing (obviously), writing books, plays/musicals, designing stuff. Classic cars. Science & technology. The West Wing (sorry). Enjoys good food, conversation and beer (watch that gut boy!!) Plays badminton, tennis & cricket - but not all at once.

Previous Bands

Asid Cabbage (1994)

 


Photography by Marcus Grant