Andy was born in England but grew up in South Australia near Adelaide after his parents moved when he was very young. His family returned to England after some years and he completed his secondary education in the UK.
On leaving school he worked for a few years in a number of jobs, including a bank and then in the advertising world, before returning to full time education to take a B.ED (Hons) degree specialising in art (pottery and sculpture) and maths, at what is now the University of Greenwich.
On qualifying as a teacher he moved to Lincolnshire to take up a post in a school in Lincoln where he worked for around 14 years before moving to work in a village school near Market Rasen on a part time basis for around 10 years. During this period he was also working to develop an I.T. support business.
Andy has now retired from teaching and although he still runs his I.T. business for a few days a week he spends his spare time playing golf plus of course presenting on Lincoln City Radio. He’s been happily married to Sue, who he met at university in the early 80’s, for 25 years. He has one son who works in London, a grandson and two grand daughters.
Andy has wide ranging musical interests, from artists such as Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohan, Dire Straits, Kitaro, plus many heavy rock bands, as well as newer music from people like Passenger.