Andy Lackow and The Mess Around


Band to Join, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Drums, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.


Andy Lackow & Mess Around is based in Northern New Jersey. While predominantly a blues band they play an eclectic mix that also includes blues-rock, roots-rock, soul, funk, New Orleans R&B and a little country as well. Andy Lackow & Mess Around features Andy Lackow on guitar & vocals, Curtis Fowlkes on bass, Jim Hart on drums and Dock Perry on keyboard.

They have enjoyed entertaining crowds at various New Jersey venues such as the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, Roxy & Dukes Road House in Dunellen, Rocky’s Bar & Grill in Rahway, Crossroads in Garwood, Ruthie's BBQ in Montclair, The Grande Saloon in Clifton, Hat City Kitchen in Orange, SuzyQue's BBQ in West Orange, the Robin's Nest in Linden, Great Notch Inn in Little Falls, The Blue Moon in South Amboy, Zupko's Tavern in Dunellen, The Wagon Wheel in Bergenfield as well as outdoor festivals in South Orange, Maplewood, Fort Lee and numerous private parties.

Some of the tunes they cover are well known but many are often obscure or are seldom covered. Andy Lackow plans on going back to writing original material in the coming year. Besides being lead guitarist and vocalist, Andy Lackow is a visual artist by trade and creates all of the band's visual graphics, promotional material and branding and is available for hire to do the same for your band.

Screen name:
Andy Lackow and The Mess Around
Member since:
Sep 18 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


BLUES: BB, Albert & Freddie King, SRV, Allmans, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, Little Junior Parker, Howlin' Wolf, T-Bone Walker, R&B/Jump: Louis Jordan, Nat Cole Trio, Charles Brown; SOUL (R&B): Stax/Volt, Motown, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, James Brown, Aretha, AL Green, Marvin Gaye, etc.; Rock & Rockabilly: Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, The Animals, Allman Bros., Stones, Cream.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Electric & acoustic guitars, amps, pedals, mics & stands. Full 1000 Watt PA.