Andrew McCrorie Shand - Children's TV composer and song-writer
Bio
 Andy McCrorie-Shand composes music for TV and film
Bio
Bio

Andrew McCrorie-Shand

Andy is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer and composer. As a teen he was greatly influenced by the American rock musician, composer and filmmaker Frank Zappa and British rock musician Keith Emerson. In 1974 Andy joined the progressive rock band Druid, with whom he co-composed and recorded 2 albums for EMI: Toward the Sun (1975) and Fluid Druid (1976) . He went on to play with Curved Air, which included a pre-Police Stewart Copeland on drums.

 

 

EMI/KPM

TV Composer Andy McCrorie-Shand - long association with EMI/KPM

Andy’s association with EMI flourished. In 1984 he was composing and producing music for adverts and films as well as writing and recording with artists including Billy Ocean, Leo Sayer, Sally Oldfield, Sarah Brightman and others. During his time with EMI, Andy was working with guitarist Steve Howe (Yes), keyboardist Rod Argent (The Zombies and Argent), guitarist Bill Nelson (Be Bop Deluxe), American guitarist, producer and educator Stefan Grosman, and award-winning film composers Richard Harvey and Hans Zimmer.

 

 

Ragdoll Productions

Andy McCrorie-Shand - composer of music and songwriter for children's TV  and film including Ragdoll Productions

As a successful songwriter and composer for children's TV programmes, Andy began his long relationship with Ragdoll Productions in 1989. He composed and produced the music for: Rosie & Jim (1990-2000); Brum (1991-1994); Tots TV (1993-1996); Teletubbies (1997-2001); Boobah (2003); The Adventures of Abney and Teal (2011) and Twirlywoos (2015-2016). Andy is now a freelance composer and songwriter for children's TV and film.

 

 

Ivor Novello Awards 1998

Andy McCrorie-Shand - Ivor Novello Award nominated composer of music for children's TV

Andy’s 1997 number one single ‘Teletubbies Say Eh-oh!’, published and released by BBC Worldwide Music Publishing Ltd, went on to sell over 2 million copies giving it double-platinum status and was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award the next year.

 

 

Which Wolf Wins

Which Wolf Wins - recording label created by Andrew McCrorie-Shand

Between 2010-2015 Andy created his own record label Which Wolf Wins. He dedicated his time equally to running the label, composing new work, writing songs and recording new bands.

 

 

3 Bucket Jones

Composer Andy McCrorie-Shand - songwriter for children's TV and member of 3 Bucket Jones

In 2013 Andy attended a songwriting retreat at Monnow Valley Studios in rural Monmouthshire where he met the super-talented singer-songwriter Gitika Partington and the composer, producer and sound designer Garry Hughes. The three decided to form a band. The name - 3 Bucket Jones was the result of choosing random (previously scribbled on) bits of paper over a dinner table. Two albums were recorded with Garry and the most recent with Andy and Gitika. The eponymous debut album was released in 2015 followed by Take These Ghosts in 2016 and The Singles 2017-2018 was released in June 2018.

 

 

Children's TV and film composer and songwriter Andrew McCrorie-Shand
...with my hurdygurdy

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