British musician Andrew Houston started playing guitar at the
age of 14, forming his very first band at 15 with drummer Paul
Lindsay. Soon he was performing in bars and clubs throughout his
hometown of Newcastle, England. His interest in playing bass led
to a collaboration on several recordings with guitarist David Ross,
singing and experimenting with dual bass guitars and heavy rhythms.
The duo garnered a lot of interest with their unique music, which
was a harder-edged precursor to current mainstream trends.
In 1988, Andrew joined British
group "Candleman Summer" and
enjoyed a successful career recording and playing live in some
of England's most popular venues. The band, who released records
for the Ballyhoo label and had a publishing deal with BDM, soon
became firmly established on the London live circuit and made numerous
TV and radio appearances. Andrew gained great experience working
with some of England's finest musicians and producers.
However, he had always wanted to make music in the USA. He came
to California with an interest in producing songs for other artists,
as well as in writing and producing his own songs. Quickly recruited
by Sacramento band "Carbon 14," he began performing in
local venues, and provided bass tracks for their new CD. He also
began writing music for well-known poet Joe Montoya, whom he performs
Currently, Andrew is excited to be playing bass for Sacramento's
organic world music band Diluvio! as well as talented chanteuse
Larisa Bryski--helping to push her career forward with numerous
live shows in promotion of her debut CD.
Andrew's ultimate goal is to become an established music producer,
but as a true musician and performer, he remains open to the road