"i'm left feeling unglued when i'm forced to choice what i'd like to pursue"
Mainly a guitar player, sometimes a band leader, often a bandmate, Andy has enjoyed a growing career as a full time musician for almost 10 years and is based in Lancaster PA. With a music degree from Lebanon Valley College and plenty of years "cutting his teeth", a new amalgamation has been born. Writing, arranging, organizing and touring is what gives him purpose in life. Bringing together friends, mentors and the next generation of local talent is fulfilling and rewarding to Andy, exemplified by past musical projects (herbie, UZO, Steely Jam) and more recently the huge and dynamic undertaking of AMFM: Andy Mowatt's Frequency Movement. AMFM is an original project formed from the years of listening, learning, playing, touring and creating. The arranging of the instruments and each part, but mostly the presentation of a melody and how powerful that can be is what inspires Andy beyond the guitar.
JACK OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF SEVERAL
Teaching lessons, original master classes, writing, producing, recording, touring, guitar for hire, transcriptions, original arrangements...the list grows daily. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask in the CONTACT section!
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS
"Consistently stellar" (Price, PA Musician Mag), "Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam" is a funk-driven powerhouse from Pennsylvania, led by guitarist Andy Mowatt, "an absolute musical genius" (Devoy, Tellus 360) and "jazz-rock flamethrower on guitar" (Campbell, Gigspots). A fusion of New Orleans and Central PA, Mowatt's "bright arrangements keep things sounding fresh" (PA Musician) and "inspire you to expand your mind and think outside the confines of traditional jazz, soul and funk!" (Robert, Positive Music Reviews). "Confident, to-the-point, and elegant" (Rocha, The Flinging Times), Andy and his group entertain and impress crowds with unique originals and modern twists on classic hits, "and yet, through many influences, each tune retains a sound that is distinctly Mowatt's" (O'Brien, Fly Magazine).