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Andrew Robert White (born 28 August 1974), also known as Whitey,[1][2] is the lead and rhythm guitarist of the English alternative rock band Kaiser Chiefs.

Andrew White
White performing at the Greenville Festival in 2013
Background information
Birth nameAndrew Robert White
Also known asWhitey
Born (1974-08-28) 28 August 1974 (age 45)
Leeds, England
OriginLeeds, England
GenresAlternative rock
Occupation(s)Guitarist, Songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active2003–present
LabelsB-Unique Records, Universal, Polydor, Fiction
Associated actsKaiser Chiefs,


Whitey was born 28 August 1974 in Leeds.[3] He is a former student of Garforth Community College[1][3] and Leeds Metropolitan University.[1] He is left-handed.[4]

He is an original member of the band Runston Parva, which later became Parva, changing the name to Kaiser Chiefs in 2004.[1] The name was adapted from Kaizer Chiefs, the former club of Lucas Radebe who was at the time with Leeds United.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Yorkshire Post 15 March 2012
  2. ^ Leicester Mercury Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine 5 July 2012
  3. ^ a b c Sky Sports Kaiser Chiefs
  4. ^ gigwise Kaiser Chiefs interview

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