Andy Ross

Andrew Ross (born March 8, 1979), is an American musician most famous as guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist for the rock band OK Go since 2005. He is also behind a solo project, Secret Dakota Ring, which released albums in 2004 and 2008. Ross is also co-founder of Serious Business Records, a label under which Secret Dakota Ring publish their records. Andy is lead developer of a mobile game developer company Space Inch, LLC.[1]

Andy Ross
Background information
Birth nameAndrew Ross
Also known asSecret Dakota Ring
Born (1979-03-08) March 8, 1979 (age 41)
OriginWorcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • bass guitar
Years active1998–present
Associated acts
  • Unsacred Hearts
  • DraculaZombieUSA
  • Cold Memory
  • OK Go


Ross attended Columbia University, where he had studied computer science,[2] and became the bassist for the band Unsacred Hearts and guitarist for DraculaZombieUSA. Ross was also the bassist for a brief stint in early 2000s indie band Cold Memory, and was also the headliner for The A-Ross Experience. Other early bands include Phter, D-Funky and the Beechmont Chilles, and Conjugal Visit.

In 2004 he released an album, Do Not Leave The Baggage All The Way, under the solo project name Secret Dakota Ring. Ross described his freshman album as a 'break up album' at a Google artists performance.

In early 2005 he became a member of OK Go after auditioning to replace the band's former guitarist and keyboardist Andy Duncan, who left after production on their second album, Oh No, was finished.[3]

A second Secret Dakota Ring album, entitled Cantarell, was released on November 11, 2008.[4]


Secret Dakota Ring has released two studio albums:

  • Do Not Leave Baggage All the Way (2004)
  • Cantarell (2008)


  1. ^ Official Twitter page of Space Inch, LLC
  2. ^ "The Guitarist From OK GO Made a Phone Game Called 'Disco Bees'". Playboy. 27 August 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ Horn, Jodie Janella (19 October 2005). "Rocking the Paisley Three-Piece Suit". PopMatters. Archived from the original on December 29, 2005. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  4. ^ Lull, Dino (24 September 2008). "Secret Dakota Ring". Metro Spirit. Augusta. Retrieved 21 December 2009.[permanent dead link]

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