Andrew Whelan


Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto.


I get compared to a cross between Elliot Smith and John Mayer with a stronger, slightly darker rock edge (I got compared to Toad the Wet Sprocket at my last show!). I often write in DADGAD tuning so some stuff has a Celtic feel to it. I'm looking for a full band of fun/committed musicians to fill out this sound.

Screen name:
Andrew Whelan
Member since:
Apr 28 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Ben Harper, Cat Stevens, Damien Rice, Days of the New, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jose Gonzalez, Tool, the intriguing people that I have the pleasure to call friends.


Martin acoustic guitar, Fender Deluxe Strat electric guitar, Line6 Tube amp, Fender 100w amp, Sitar, Ukulele, assorted percussion.



Past Events

I just got back from an amazing musical tour around the U.K. and I can't wait to share some new tunes and stories with you all!

Needless to say, I'm thrilled to play at the world famous House of Blues on the Sunset Strip again. Last time over 50 of you showed up to support in this intimate upstairs venue and it was a blast! I'm doing it early on a Sunday night so everyone can get to work/class without having to call out (although, you're welcome to stay out late with me ;) Free street parking too!

I can't wait to see you all there!