Andy Sears is perhaps best known as the charismatic lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Twelfth Night, one of the leading bands of the 80’s resurgence of Progressive Rock with whom he co-wrote and recorded some of the band’s pivotal albums like ‘Art and Illusion’ and ‘Twelfth Night’. Andy began his eclectic musical career in 1975 at the age of 15, playing and writing in a range of bands from hard rock, jazz-rock, to progressive rock. His extracurricular experience ranges from musical director for a 50’s/’60’s festival in Athens (featuring among others Davy Jones, Neil Sedaka, The Platters, Lovin’ Spoonful, Dion, Bill Haley’s Comets), to session vocalist/arranger on Progressive Rock projects such as Galadriel’s ‘Calibrated Collision Course’ (Musea) on which he both wrote, arranged and sang all the backing vocals, including some cameo lead lines. He has also acted as vocal and lyric consultant for Universal Records jazz/swing Spanish band No Reply. In 2011 he toured Europe promoting his solo material from the forthcoming album ‘The Dragon Inside’. During his time at university (London School of Economics) he ran his own theatre group in which he both directed and acted in various plays for the campus and public alike, including plays by Joe Orton, Luigi Pirandello, Arthur Miller, and Jean-Paul Sartre’s 2½ hour one-act existential play Huis Clos (No Exit), in which he played Garçon. Andy’s collaboration with Clive Nolan began in 2012, when he was asked to play the baddie in Nolan’s musical ‘Alchemy’, the task which he masterly performed both on stage and CD. Andy remains a frequent guest star at various Nolan musical events.

Andy Sears