Andy Golledge is a livewire and a gentle soul, trapped in a 70s tuna fisherman’s body. He looks like your old man back in the day, sounds like Neil Young, with the energy of Springsteen, and a vulnerability all his own
Hailing from Australia’s country music capital, Andy’s early musical influences, like most of ours, reflected his parent’s record collection. Absorbing the art of storytelling from James Taylor, he was “singing sad songs before I was even sad,” it wasn’t until Andy left his hometown, drifted a while and landed in Sydney that his love of the genre emerged.
After becoming a household name in Sydney’s live music pub scene, 2019 saw Andy announce his official signing with I OH YOU through the release of his debut single Run To The River to high praise. Premiering on triple j, the track saw immediate support from: Consequence of Sound,Chorus & Verse, Elicit Magazine, Vents Magazine and Enigma. The track has since been added to full rotation on ABC Country Radio and had seen strong support from Double J, with additional playlisting across Spotify and Apple Music.
It was followed up by ‘When Your Mind’s Away’, a song that depicts the inner monologue that plays out when you realise the person you’re with is more ‘into it’ than you are. The end of 2019 saw Andy play to a capacity crowd at Marrickville Bowlo and deliver a rollicking set at Fairgrounds Festival in Berry.
This year, Andy kicked off 2020 with headline shows at Tamworth Hotel from 23-26 Jan as a part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival where he played to his loyal hometown. Audience numbers swell each year as buzz around his live shows gains momentum, with punters clearly not about to miss the chance to claim they’ve known him since the beginning.
Andy’s debut EP Namoi was released in February 2020 via I OH YOU. For fans that have been riding with Andy for years Namoi is an excruciatingly long-anticipated release. Namoi manages to capture all the energy Andy’s renowned for without losing an ounce of spirit, which is a credit to dream productionteam John Vella and Ryan Miller (Angus & Julia Stone, The Delta Riggs, The Jezabels), with mastering by Mike Tucci (DMA’s, Jack River, Moses Sumney).
“Releasing Namoi is literally a release for me too. These songs are very personal and carrying the weight of that alone is taxing. Now it’s lifted, they can go and live their lives and I can get on with mine.”