MUSICIAN, AUTHOR, & EDUCATOR
Andy Irvine is a musician, author, and educator who has achieved world wide recognition. His devotion to his craft of the bass guitar, and sharing that love with others, has established him as a leading musicianship coach and respected source of encouragement to countless players around the entire globe. Andy has toured throughout 29 countries in recent years sharing his musical concepts and spreading his own brand of funky cheer. He has published over 2000 educational and gear demonstration videos, and conducted over 300 musicianship workshops worldwide.
His musicianship journey began in 1982 when he was given a bass guitar for his 12th birthday. From that moment forward Andy was filled with a passion and an insatiable appetite for all things music, which shaped the direction of his entire life.
As a band leader, touring pro side man and accomplished session musician, Andy has developed a highly individual style, and continues to do so. With a playful spirit, infinitely open mind to all music styles, and his devotion to the pocket groove, he is respected far and wide by his fans, peers and the music industry as a whole. Andy has 4 album releases of completely original material to his credit, 3 published educational DVD’s, in addition to recording credits on over 50 other albums. His band, The Andy Irvine Group, performs regularly in the USA and Europe.
In 2014 he authored the book “Passion and Action a Musician’s Journey” which has garnered exceptional reviews world wide. In May of 2016 Andy launched The Daily Funk Club website/forum, a free subscription driven website and social media community for all bassists to learn, share and check out a wide variety of basses, amps and gear.