Raised on the Wild North Devon coast with sounds of Motown, Glam Rock
and roaring lions*, Andrew Riverstone taught himself to play guitar
listening to 70s blues and progressive rock LPs.
After a stint at art college he packed his guitar and suitcase, moved to London
quickly establishing himself as a versatile session musician. He recorded with producers Warne Livesey (Julian Cope, The The) Gus Dudgeon (Elton John,
David Bowie, Chris Rea) John Burns (Genesis) and co-wrote with
Busta Jones from Talking Heads, recording at Abbey Road studios.
Riverstone followed the footsteps of his heroes Peter Green and Jimi Hendrix
to perform at London venues- Camden Electric Ballroom,
Goldsmiths College and the Marquee.
He toured with Irish rock band 'Cast of Thousands' and played
on the debut album 'Passion'. Released on Music for Nations
the LP sold 25,000 copies across the UK and Europe.
Re-kindling a love of acoustic music Andrew launched his solo
career with the album 'Discovery', building from acoustic guitar/vocals upwards to create layers of world percussion and atmospheric instruments.
The album was well received with extensive radio play for the opening track "Emily".
This led to shows across the UK and many festival performances
including three consecutive years at Glastonbury, where he performed for
Spanish national radio and was filmed by MTV.
A maturing writing style channelled into follow up album 'Forbidden Fruit'
which experiments with more electric sounds and beats.
The more recent 'Sunny Monday' album moves further into roots and blues, and includes covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson and Cream.
Ever busy on the live circuit, Riverstone regularly tours UK clubs, pubs, art centres, festivals, and was recently filmed by Channel 4 TV. He's built a loyal following for dynamic and expressive solo performances.
His new self-titled album mixes gritty blues riffs with African percussion and soulful vocals. Included is a re- record of live favourite 'Sunny Monday' in a driving blues/groove style, plus a colourful array of new original songs with a harder, dirtier sound, reflecting the trials and tribulations of the early 21st century.
The album is due for Global digital release in late 2020, with some pre release cd copies now available to purchase from this website via the shop page.
* Neigbours included a brown bear, barbary ape and a family of lions in the town zoo!