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British Blues & Roots Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter


Raised on the wild North Devon coast on sounds of Motown, glam rock and roaring lions*,
Andrew Riverstone taught himself to play guitar listening to 70s blues and progressive rock LPs.

After a stint at art college he packed his guitar and suitcase, moved to London, quickly establishing
himself as a versatile session musician. He recorded with producers Warne Livesey (Julian Cope, The The)
Gus Dudgeon (Elton John, David Bowie, Chris Rea), John Burns (Genesis)
and co-wrote with Busta Jones from Talking Heads, recording at Abbey Road studios.

Riverstone followed footsteps of his heroes Peter Green and Jimi Hendrix to perform at iconic London venues
the Marquee, Goldsmiths College, Hammersmith Palais and Camden Electric Ballroom.

He toured with Irish rock band 'Cast of Thousands' and played on the debut album 'Passion'.
Released on Music for Nations the LP sold 25,000 copies across the UK and Europe.

Exploring a love of acoustic music Andrew launched his solo career with the album 'Discovery'.
Building from acoustic guitar and vocal tracks he enhanced the sound with
layers of world percussion and atmospheric instruments.

Discovery was well received with extensive radio play for the opening track "Emily".
This led to shows across the UK and many festival performances including three consecutive years
at Glastonbury, where he performed for Spanish national radio and was filmed by MTV.

A maturing writing style channelled into follow up album 'Forbidden Fruit',
experimenting with electric and acoustic sounds over spacious drum loops.

In the following few years Andrew became involved with several electro/acoustic
group projects, notably jazz/classical Indian fusion band Nada
with saxophonist Tony Roberts, Bristol bands Mellostatics and Jampilot.

His solo career refocused with the release of the 'Sunny Monday' album in 2016, returning to a more
traditional roots & blues sound, and recording covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson and Cream.

A seasoned live performer Andrew honed his skills with regular tours of UK clubs,
pubs, art centres and festivals. Making imaginative use of a loop pedal to create a full sound,
he's built a loyal following for dynamic and expressive solo shows.

Riverstone's latest self-titled album mixes gritty blues riffs with African percussion and soulful vocals.
Live favourite 'Sunny Monday' has been re-recorded in a driving blues/groove style,
alongside a colourful array of new original songs with a harder, dirtier sound,
reflecting the trials and tribulations of life in the early 21st century.

The album has been very well received with good reviews in Blues Matters Magazine UK, Blues Blast USA,
and extensive radio play worldwide. The LP is available via major download and streaming sites,
and CD copies are available to purchase from this website via the shop page.

Andrew is currently working on material for a 5th album.

* Neigbours included a brown bear, barbary ape and a family of lions in the town zoo.