Andy Findon is Europe’s most recorded flute player who can be heard on countless movie and TV soundtracks, alongside albums for a long list of international artists.
He is the longest serving member of The Michael Nyman Band, playing baritone sax and flutes on Michael’s soundtracks and concert tours since the early 1980’s. He is in the iconic, award winning “folk-rock” band “The Home Service” and the legendary seventies “medieval prog-rock” group “Gryphon”. He was also a founder member of the Myrha Saxophone Quartet with John Harle in the late seventies. Although training originally as a classical flautist, his career diversified, covering almost every musical genre, duetting with Pat Metheny and playing with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Tony Bennett, Cilla Black, The Beach Boys and Katherine Jenkins among many others.
In 1998 Andy performed on tin whistle live in the interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest in Birmingham and was Mike Oldfield’s recorder player at the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Notable among the hundreds of film scores he’s played on are movies in the Bond, Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars and Harry Potter series, as well as the soundtracks of musicals, including Phantom Of The Opera, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Evita and Mama Mia.
Andy is also known as London’s foremost “ethnic” instrumentalist. He has contributed extensively to the “Spitfire” sample library with work on both orchestral and ethnic instruments, including the release of the “Andy’s Kitbag” series. As a composer, he has produced and performed hundreds of music “library” tracks which are played across the media regularly. His own releases include groundbreaking and innovative premieres, including his own arrangements of work by composers such as Michael Nyman and compositions by iconic jazz pianist and composer Geoff Eales.