Andrew Gold has enjoyed a unique career, having played multiple roles with great success as singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, and musician. Writing his first songs at 13, he proceeded to learn a variety of instruments including Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboards. His musical ability seems to be inherited, as his parents are both successful in the musical field.
His father, Ernest Gold, won an Academy Award for his musical score for Exodus. His mother, Marni Nixon, was the singing voice of Natalie Wood in West Side Story; Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady; and Deborah Kerr in The King And I, among many others.
In 1973 he joined Linda Ronstadt's band and together with Peter Asher and Linda, played and arranged much of the instruments on Linda's 70's records. "You're No Good", and "Heatwave" for example, are almost all Andrew, playing and singing. He has become renown for his instrumental and vocal virtuosity on such hits as Ronstadt's "When Will I Be Loved", Art Garfunkels "I Only Have Eyes For You', and on records (performing and/or writing) for many major artists, including Celine Dion, 10cc, James Taylor, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Diana Ross, Cher, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd, Paul McCartney and countless others. In the mid seventies he released 4 solo LPs:
* * ANDREW GOLD (1975)
* * WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE (1976)
* * ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO (1978)
* * and WHIRLWIND (1979).
"Lonely Boy", from his second LP, was a top 5 hit in the U.S., as well as "Thank You For Being A Friend" from his 3rd LP. This song later became the theme for TV's The Golden Girls. In the UK and worldwide, he continued to have single success with such songs as "Never Let Her Slip Away" and "How Can This Be Love".In the 1980's he joined with Graham Gouldman of 10cc and " Stop/For Your Love/Heart Full Of Soul" fame to form WAX UK, creating 3 LPs and two international hits, "Right Between The Eyes" and "Bridge To Your Heart". In the 90's Andrew co-founded BRYNDLE, with Karla Bonoff, Wendy Waldman, and Kenny Edwards, and they have 2 new CD's: BRYNDLE (1995) and HOUSE OF SILENCE (2001).
He has produced and written songs and music for countless television and moviesoundtracks, most notably singing the theme to TV's MAD ABOUT YOU. He produced a new Stephen Bishop album, BLUE GUITARS, wrote, and/or produced hits for Wynonna Judd, Vince Gill, Aaron Neville, Nicolette Larson, Celine Dion, as well as for Japanese superstar Eikichi Yazawa. He has even been the voice of Alvin on occasion (Of CHIPMUNKS fame). He has a new solo CD out now called INTERMISSION; 2 children's CD's for Christmas AND Halloween, on SugarBeats Records and Music For Little People, respectively.
He released THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND: THE BEST OF ANDREW GOLD on Rhino in 1997; and a sixties-style CD called the FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE ALL: GREETINGS FROM PLANET LOVE, on J-Bird records (J-bird.com), He produced BIG RED NUDE for GREG PRESTOPINO; produced THE BELLBOTTOMS for Zain records, Japan; Co-produced the debut album of famed country writer LISA ANGELLE on DREAMWORKS records, and released a country-ish CD, THE SPENCE MANOR SUITE, a return to early 70's style with country overtones recorded in Nashville), and BIKINI WAX, an album of WAX rareties with Graham Gouldman. He also produced 2 new albums for singers LISA CARRIE and SERINA FLAGG. Andrew lives in Los Angeles, and commutes between LA, New York/Connecticut and London.
GRAHAM KEITH GOULDMAN, member of The Society Of Distinguished Songwriters along with all time greats such as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black, was born on the 10th of May 1946 in Manchester. The demoralising World War II just had ended and people in Great Britain and on the European continent were looking forward to and heading for a more prosperous future, while rebuilding there distorted living areas. It was a future in which popular music would be playing a major role, especially in the life of the first post-war generation. And in this popular music scene there would be a major part for the gifted songwriter and musician that Gouldman would become in the next twenty years.
He was given life by Hymie Gouldman, a Jewish father with quite some artistic talent of his own, carried out as an amateur playwriter. It was Gouldman senior who encouraged his young son to develop his musical talent. And it was in the surrounding of this family with Jewish, Russian and Polish roots that Graham Gouldman found the inspiration to make the best out of this talent. Are you the connaisseur remembering Gouldman wrote a substantial part of his most outstanding songs - like Bus Stop and Love's not for me - in a minor key? Gouldman himself declares that this has a lot to do with his Jewish background. It took him to the synagogue quite often in the early days, where most of the chants are sung with minor chords, which always attracted him more than the major ones.
The remarkable development of popular music in the sixties increased the dedication with which Graham Gouldman would pick up his musical and writing career. And in the development of the music scene Manchester, the city were Gouldman was born and spent his younger years, would play a major part, with its strong network of groups, beat clubs, the national television broadcasting show Top Of The Pops and a lot of teenagers hooked on music, the only passtime around in those days.