Andy grew up in Essex, but is confident his broad-minded Suffolk friends and colleagues won't hold it against him. 

He is a keen member of the Deben Players in Woodbridge. Here he acts and is sometimes allowed to direct his own shows, of which he has written quite a few, most with his own original music.

Andy also plays keyboards in Ipswich-based covers band Hurricane Alley, where he receives many amusing comments about the size of his organ. At home, he is tolerated by two cats.