Earth to Andy

Earth to Andy was an American alternative rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia.

Earth to Andy
OriginCharlottesville, Virginia
GenresAlternative rock
LabelsGiant Records

HistoryEdit

Earth to Andy was founded in 1997 by members of two local bands, Red Henry (from Charlottesville) and Egypt (from Washington D.C..[1][2] The band's first release, Simple Machine, was released independently and featured a cover version of The Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".[3] Following its release, the group signed with Giant Records and released Chronicle Kings late in 1999. The album was produced by Nick Launay[4] and included an appearance by the bass player of Stone Temple Pilots, Robert De Leo.[2] The group toured with Live, Stone Temple Pilots, and Jimmie's Chicken Shack in 2000.[5][6] The album's lead single, "Still After You", was a rock radio hit, reaching #39 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts.[7] Guitarist Tony Lopacinski later played with Train[8] and has written, performed, and produced country music both in his own projects and alongside artists including Sarah Evans and Josh Gracin. Andy Waldeck has collaborated in songwriting endeavors with Robert DeLeo and Chris Daughtry.

On June 15, 2011, guitarist Tony Lopacinski died after an 18-month battle with cancer.

MembersEdit

  • Andy Waldeck - vocals, guitar
  • Kevin Murphy - drums, vocals
  • Chris Reardon - bass, vocals
  • Tony Lopacinski - guitar, vocals

DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Journey to the Center of Earth to Andy. Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 10, 2000.
  2. ^ a b Earth to Andy at Allmusic
  3. ^ Review of Simple Machines. The Washington Post, January 15, 1999.
  4. ^ Review of Chronicle Kings. The Washington Post, November 26, 1999.
  5. ^ Earth to Andy Cleared for Liftoff. The Washington Post, June 21, 2000.
  6. ^ Earth to Andy Charms C'Ville. The Free Lance-Star, February 24, 2000.
  7. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  8. ^ Refurbished Train Warms to Small but Wild House at Du Nord. San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2004.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Tony Lopacinski Discography". Archived from the original on 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-07-20.