This band of happy reprobates that eventually evolved into The AM Band began it’s life with Andy in his early teens writing and performing scripts with original music compositions to go with them. Some might call these efforts musicals but Andrew would like it to be known he will kill anyone who does so.
The Act Band
Then came a dramatic change in the groups direction. Tony Clark a senior producer at Abbey Road Studios who’d always supported Andy’s fledging efforts introduced him to a prospective Manager.
One week later and Andy & Neil created the next version of this ongoing … saga Wooden Mac. During this period the duo were greatly influenced by the wonderful Sunday Night Carnarvon Castle Pub regulars The Shakey Vic Band
ANDREW MITCHELL’S SECOND ACT
Under the guise of Andrew Mitchell’s Second Act this incarnation was perhaps the least effective version of the band, coming as it did at the end of Andy, Neil and Austen’s flirtation with the blues in the Spring of 1988 and the guys were attempting to find another direction
THE AM BAND
This then was the most productive period for the group they recorded Two albums Do Not Feed the BandThe am band which also had contributions from Sam and Mess is Law ,
The Band Today
In 2004 the band held it’s Twentieth Anniversary gig at Bar Solo in Camden joined on this occasion by Micky Englert and Steve Laffy resumed his role in the band on drums.