Biography

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Andy & Denise are acoustic singer/songwriters who feature well crafted songs, compelling harmonies, and Andyís intricate guitar playing which often adds a third voice to their performances. They are excited to announce the release of their fourth studio CD, appropriately titled "Something New". This release is a perfect blend of all A&D are known for, from lush full productions to stripped down raw performances to captivating instrumentals. This joins their previous CDs, "Covers", "Go", and their debut release "Sunlight In Goodbye". There's also a limited release live CD floating around somewhere in folk land but they don't seem to have a copy.

Hailing from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Andy & Denise have been performing along the East coast for many years from small coffeehouse series to large festivals. Their songwriting has earned them a Finalist slot in the Plowshares Songwriting Contest in 2003 as well as multiple nods from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Their music has also been featured in various TV shows and independent films, and can be heard on numerous episodes of the Oprah Winfrey show.

“See Me” featured on the WB’s “One Tree Hill” in 2004

Plowshares Songwriting Contest Finalists 2003

John Lennon Songwriting Contest – Honorable Mention for “South” and “Go”

Omen Productions included “Sienna” in their extreme skiing video “ah-MIG-da-la”

“Denise has one of those voices that sounds like she is smiling as she sings. Together, their equally strong voices often cross gender-defining pitch boundaries; a pleasant change that not all duos can handle. Listeners comfortable with David Wilcox and Eddie From Ohio will make familiar guitar and vocal connections.”
-Angela Page, SingOut Magazine

“The charisma between the two is what steals the show.”
-Ben Howard, PhillyScene.org

When not touring, they use their combined talents to produce, record and mix their music as well as design their own packaging and website, proving to be truly independent artists. In addition to their own projects, they have produced and mixed many projects for other artists such as "Engine" by We're About 9, "Godís Poet Now" by Erik Balkey, and "Another Tourist" by Eliot Bronson.

Andy Fox cut his teeth on the Boston music scene, playing in bands ranging from folk and blues to rock and ska while attending Berklee College of Music. He has released 2 instrumental acoustic guitar albums to date, with a third expected in 2009. Denise O'Brien moved to New York to pursue acting and has performed in numerous commercials, soaps and theater. She is also a fused glass artist under the name d'Pholk Designs. Feel free to check out her work at http://dpholkdesigns.etsy.com