Andrew began playing the Euphonium at the age of 8 and by 1996 he had progressed to the Championship Section joining the Wallace Arnold Rothwell (Leeds) Band on Solo Baritone. Whilst there the band had success, coming 3rd and then 2nd at the Yorkshire Areas, winning the Grand Shield and playing at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall.
In 1999 Andrew moved to the Rothwell Temperance Band where he again played in the National Finals, won the 2000 Swiss Open Championship and the 2000 Pontins Championship.
Andrew relocated to Milton Keynes in 2003 and not long after that joined Virtuosi GUS however by 2006, due to increasing work and family commitments, he retired from banding altogether.
In 2015 Andrew came out of retirement to be appointed Solo Baritone with the Jaguar Land Rover Band, and soon after the band came 2nd at the Grand Shield qualifying for the British Open, playing at Symphony Hall in both 2016 and 2017.