Andrew Mockler - September 22 - October 28

Andrew Mockler is a 27 year old Auckland based singer / songwriter originally from Middlesbrough, UK.

An exceptionally accomplished musician with an extensive musical education, Andrew is a multi instrumentalist who plays bass and piano in addition to his main forte of vocals and guitar.

Andrew has considerable performance and composition experience as well, having been gigging with different bands and as a solo performer since the age of 16. While studying his music degree, Andrew was talent spotted by internationally renowned music legend Sting, to sing lead vocals in his place at a Variety Club VIP dinner while in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, in May 2004. He obviously made a good impression as this led to two further live performances with Sting, singing backing vocals at a concert in 2004 and again in 2006.

Since moving to New Zealand, Andrew has been working hard to achieve success. His obvious talent and drive won him selection for artist development at Auckland’s Beaver Studios with top New Zealand producers Simon Holloway (Nesian Mystik) and Jonathan Campbell (Dane Rumble). Andrew has also been working with music industry legend Gray Bartlett to help shape his career.

Andrew’s debut single ‘She Waits’ reached #1 on the NZ iTunes Singer / Songwriter chart and available to buy digitally. The supporting music video was filmed in Moscow and directed by Shae Sterling. His follow up single ‘Broken’ is due for release in October 2011, launching at the Richard Branson dinner on October 20th.

As well as his own career, Andrew regularly writes with other up and coming artists. Recently he co-wrote Anna Wilson’s debut single ‘Say You Love Me’ which enjoyed national NZ airplay on the Edge radio station as well as C4 and Juice music TV stations. You can read more about Andrew’s writing work here.

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