About the Artist
Andy Findon's background of mixed musical experience has led to an incredibly diverse career. Having trained as an orchestral flautist, as principal flute of the National Youth Orchestra in the early 1970's and 3 years at the Royal College of Music, he soon branched out into the London musical scene, from dance band dates (working for Nat Temple, Joe Loss, Eric Delaney & Sidney Lipton among others) to Ballet Rambert, taking in The National Theatre and the formation of the Myhra Saxophone Quartet with John Harle. He soon found work in the thriving session world and was busy depping in the London orchestras and on numerous West End shows. An interest in ethnic instruments seemed to fit well alongside work as both an orchestral flautist and a commercial woodwind doubler. He has played with an enormous list of renowned international artists, composers, arrangers and producers. The early 80's saw the start of work with the Michael Nyman Band, with whom he still tours and records, and a most enjoyable period as a member of the folk-rock band, The Home Service, recording albums with them and appearing at leading folk festivals. Andy is principal flute of The National Symphony Orchestra, and works with many other chamber groups, including The Ceruti Ensemble, London Saxophonic, Sax Assault and Saxpak. His West End credits include work in Andrew Lloyd Webber productions, Whistle Down The Wind, The Beautiful Game, for which he was named in the Sunday Times review, Bombay Dreams and The Woman In White. Other recent shows include Sinatra At The London Palladium, Wicked, Lord Of The Rings and Oliver. Andy is currently appearing in Wizard Of Oz at The London Palladium.