Andy Irvine is an internationally known bassist, recognized by his driving bass grooves, huge tone, ferocious soloing, diverse song writing and producing skills. Currently residing in the high mountains of Colorado.
His vast experience in performing, touring, and studio work has gained him respect among the industry, and his bass peers. His style of performing can best be described as holding down thick fundamental support lines, ripping aggressive bass solos, and all points in between. Irvine’s influences range from funk, soul, blues, jazz, gospel and various rock styles of music. With a playful musical personality and dynamic presence on the stage, Irvine radiates with passion and love for his craft everywhere he goes.
In 2012 Andy was asked personally by FUNK icon Bootsy Collins to become a “professor” at his Funk University www.thefunkuniversity.com. Several of Andy’s lessons and lectures are now part the Funk-U program, more educational segments are regularly being filmed in LA for ongoing use at Funk U.
Andy Irvine has released 3 independent solo albums, his newest- The Way I like it (2013), Diggin’ That Funky Blues (2012) and Soul Clap (2009). all 3 albums feature music he composed, arranged, and produced himself.
Recently featured on the cover of the March 2013 issue of Bass Guitar Magazine, and in a feature interview in the following April 2013 issue, and also in Bass Player Magazine (2009) referring to him as “soloist sensation,” also in a feature in depth interview in Top Bass Magazine 2013.
Andy has conducted over 150 educational bass workshops internationally across 14 countries around the globe.
Currently working with Warwick basses and amps to host Warwick’s “The Sound Of Bass” World Clinic Tour 2014.
Andy will return for the third consecutive year to be a featured “professor” at Warwick’s European Bass Camp event to be held in Markneukirchen,Germany Sept, 2014. He will be an instructor at the week long camp along with an esteemed cast the worlds top bassists including: Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, Stuart Hamm, Alphonso Johnson, Adam Nitti, Lee Sklar, Steve Bailey, Jonas Hellborg, John B. Williams and more.