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Member factfile number 1

Wednesday 10th February 2016

Time to meet the first member of the Birmingham Covers Band, Stanley Park - it's Andy, our amazing bass/vocalist and all round good egg!

What's your first musical memory?
Playing a cardboard guitar to Chesney Hawkes' 'I am the one and only', knowing all the words.

Do you play any other instruments?
I started on piano but then moved to guitar because I wanted to be 'cool'!

Who are your musical inspirations?
Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix

Most recent listening?
Justin Bieber's new album is a real 'banger'!

Outside of the band, what do you get up to?
I produce and mix music for bands and pop artists, so still music-related!

What are your other interests?
I'm a big fan of Derren Brown and also been known to play poker in casinos.

Favourite band memory?
Probably our first gig. We got together to play at Tom's (our drummer) brother's birthday. It was really fun and relaxed. We weren't actually thinking of starting a band until people came up to us after and asked if they could book us! We hadn't even thought of a name.

Tell us something about the other band members that we wouldn't know
Nick always likes a good pre-gig snooze before we play! He can sleep anywhere! Tom is somewhat the 'local celebrity' in the small town where he is from - EVERYONE knows his name and it's scary. It's not unusual for gigs to end with the crowd chanting his name!!

Stay tuned to meet the next member of Stanley Park soon!

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