“Andrew Waite is a born frontman, that goes without saying, but it’s his songwriting craft that sets him apart for me. He’s been knocking at the door of success and I believe it’s his time to kick the damn door open. 100% rocking 100% attitude 100% given on stage. He just gets it and it’s a pure joy to watch live.”
- Irish Mythen
Andrew Waite is a passionate songwriter, performer and educator who is in the midst of his most successful year to date. His first solo recording, ECMA nominated album Tremors was released in September 2018 and was the recipient of the Music PEI 2019 Rock Recording of the Year and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year. Waite’s most recent single, “Faith” reached #1 on the East Coast Countdown in April 2019. Andrew’s songwriting and performance style is inspired by a range of artists including Dan Mangan, Glen Hansard, the Arkells and Bruce Springsteen.
What sets Andrew apart is his ability to captivate audiences whether he is playing with his 10-piece powerhouse band, as a duo with his wife/saxophonist Nikki Waite, or singing solo and sharing stories with his acoustic guitar.
In addition to being a songwriter and performer, Andrew Waite is also a music educator who has been working with young musicians across Prince Edward Island for a number of years. He recently completed his Bachelor of Music Education from Memorial University, and runs a summer rock camp in collaboration with the Holland College School of Performing Arts. Island Rock Camps (www.islandrockcamps.com) was founded by Andrew in 2014, with the vision of bringing professional musicians in as mentors and coaches for youth learning to play and write.
Come along. Start the record. Sing along. Like you need the release to belong.