I’m a musician-composer-engineer with a deep fascination for all things audio + film.
For seven years I managed and engineered at Crew Studios – a vibey, well-equipped studio in North Vancouver. I recorded folks like Geoff Hicks, Darren Parris, Kevin Finseth, Derek Gripper, Leo D.E Johnson, Tom Cavanagh, and Peggy Lee among others. I facilitated and assisted sessions for producers and artists including Winston Hauschild, Bilal, Chris Gestrin, and Hal Beckett.
I’ve scored several short films, including Tom Cavanagh’s award-winning Tom and Grant, and a demo of a Kevin Smith’s Red State feature film, which had no score in its release – watch it here.
I continue to write songs…
- 45 Kool Ade, in 2020.
- Lesson Again is coming soon.
- Singularity and Ocean Walls after that.
You can sometimes find me at Highlife Records in East Vancouver where I’ve worked off and on for many years. We turn people onto artists like Lhasa, Cheikh Lo, Manu Chao, Ólafur Arnalds, James Hunter, and labels like Daptone, World Circuit, Soul Jazz and No Format.
I’m a member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada and the Vancouver Post Alliance.
photo by Wayne Hoecherl
“…to a director the aural quality over 4 frames can make or break a moment. Andy was as invested and inventive as one could ask in making each moment sing and soar. Among his many abilities you will find a preternatural ability to translate paragraphs of “it needs to feel like this” to the perfectly desired sentiment.”
– Actor/Director Tom Cavanagh.
“Andy’s unique musical sensibility and refreshing approach to collaboration make every single minute in the studio an absolute pleasure.”
– Actor/Director Paul McGillion.
I acknowledge that I live and make music in the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
I; Andy Warren, proudly support and adopt the
We Have Voice Collective Code of Conduct.