Live :: Andy Ward

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Sundae 16/1/11 :: Andy Ward [UK/Soul Central]

As summer is only just arriving in Brisbane this will surely see the release of pent up holiday tension while also providing a cracking start to the new year for the Sundae faithful. Get down early to reserve your real estate. We’ll see you in the sunshine.

From an early start in the Birmingham rave scene in the early 90’s, Andy Ward has established himself as one of the keenest vinyl pushers on the planet. His early years found him traipsing all over the English countryside, with record bag in tow, turning up on the doorstep of seminal clubs Cream, Back to Basics, and Miss Moneypennys, before finding his home at Ministry of Sound’s Soul Heaven night.

From the very epicentre of the dance music world, Andy carved a six year residency pushing funky soulful business week in week out, both ensuring his credentials as an expert dj, and endearing him to thousands of fans. Drawing on a variety of influences, from early Chicago house to banging rave anthems, Andy helped define a sound that was both refreshing and timeless. Rare grooves were bouncing off mechanical tones, while lush vocals brought the sexy, and solid basslines brought the oomph. Over time, the sound became more refined, and before long Ibiza and Europe took up his unique perspective on the dancefloor dynamics.

In between all this airport hopping, Andy found time to get down in the studio with Timmy Vegas as ‘Soul Central’ further cementing his position as an expert soul provider whilst also punching out releases under his own name.

Andy’s visit to Brisbane this time around, while short, will see him take to both club and afterparty, first visiting our friends at Alhambra, before joining us this Sundae for a special sunset selection at Brisbane’s home of laidback. Joining Andy Ward, are Brett J and Zach Salar of Nightvision, and of course Cool Hand Luke.

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