DEBUT ALBUM ‘RAVE ON ANDY WHITE’ REISSUE
Limited Edition Vinyl • Release date October 26, 2018
NEW ALBUM on CD ‘THE GUILTY & THE INNOCENT’
“One of the finest songwriters of his generation” Dave Haslam, R2 Magazine
“Breathlessly edgy and somehow heroic” Colin Irwin, FRoots
“I love this man and his music.” Janice Long, BBC Radio
“Rave On? Too right, Mr White.” Tony Clayton-Lea, Irish Times
Andy White, Belfast born and Belfast bred, first picked up a guitar when he was thirteen. It was blocking up the hallway. He started strumming it in a beatnik basement belonging to a big bastard called Bobby.
So started the 1986 press release for Andy’s debut album, reissued by Vinyl 180 on October 26th.
The eighties folk revival led by The Pogues, The Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers cut an authentic, soulful swathe through the music culture of the MTV generation. On Rave On, Andy’s voice and lyrics told the story of a boy growing up in the political and social chaos of Northern Ireland and making his way to Thatcher’s Britain with an acoustic guitar and a suitcase full of poetry books, Clash cassettes and Bob Dylan albums.