ANDY INNES (Musical Director / Guitars / Mandolin / Vocals)
Andy was born in the United Kingdom near Manchester, but lived and studied in South Africa from the age of six. During his university studies (Bachelors in Philosophy and Literature) he became actively involved in live performance music, both in theatre and for touring bands. After working with several South African bands in the capacity of musician, composer and musical director / band leader, Andy, who was already a fan of Juluka's early music, joined Johnny Clegg and Savuka in 1992 on Guitars and Mandolin and has toured with Johnny ever since that time in more than 200 cities in 28 countries. In 1996, from the time of the Johannesburg Standard Bank Arena shows, he became the band's Musical Director and started to play a part in arranging pieces for live performance, rehearsing bands in and more.
Andy has worked as a session musician on various recordings in addition to the six albums he has recorded on for Johnny. He has also worked with Jackson Browne, Dave Stewart, Peter Gabriel, Ernest Ranglin, I Muvrini and several other international artists during his tenure with Johnny Clegg.
Andy's debut release, Anthems of a Stranger is available now from www.andyinnes.com. Andy is also one of the producers who worked with Johnny on tracks for the new HUMAN album.
Partial discography: Spirit of the Great Hearts – Starfish Foundation (Various Artists), In My African Dream (Johnny Clegg & Savuka), Crocodile Love / Ya Vuka Inkunzi (Juluka), New World Survivor (Johnny Clegg), Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre (Johnny Clegg), One Life (Johnny Clegg), Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees (Soundtrack CD), Carnival (Sting and Various Artists), Phinda (Phinda Mtya), Wa Thinta'bafazi (Lungi Dlamini), 46664 ‐ Long Walk to Freedom (Dave Stewart, U2, Queen, Johnny Clegg), Legend (Suburbia), Karma (Karma), Wemnakwethu (Petrus Mkhwanazi), Black Bull (Thokozani Mabika), Sacha (Sacha Zaayman), Something to Believe (Liesl Graham), Chrysalis (Liesl Graham), Shine (Vicky Samson), Zai (Vicky Samson), Dzovo (Jeff Maluleke), That's The Way (Jeff Maluleke and Hagonya), Best of PJ Powers, (PJ Powers), This Is My World (Concord Nkabinde), Thwasa (Nkwanyana), Phillip Moolman, Andre Schwartz, various soundtrack studio sessions including Coca‐cola Gospel, Nike Olympics, Super 12 Zulu theme, Mathambo Music African mood library soundtracks [Ron Brettel / Zamo Mbutho], Mandela movie soundtrack [Cedric Sampson] and many more).
Partial Live Performance credits: Johnny Clegg & Savuka (MD), Juluka (MD), Johnny Clegg w/ Peter Gabriel (MD), Suburbia, Vicky Samson (MD), PJ Powers (MD), Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Sophie Mgcina, Abigail Khubeka, Umoya with Sipho Maboya / Wendy Mseleku, Marcalex, Little Sister, Sacha, Johannes Kerkorrel, Jackson Browne (MD), Amersham, Jeff Maluleke (MD), Liesl Graham, Stages of Love (National Pops Orchestra ‐ Soloist), The Rocky Horror Show (Richard O'Brien's official 90’s SA Production).
Andy uses and endorses Parker Guitars, Mono Cases and Lehle pedals.