© 2018 Andy Penkow

About Andy

Andy Penkow is a Country Americana Rock and Blues Singer-Songwriter with a unique sound, chocolate smooth but powerful voice, steeped in honesty. Born in Sydney Australia and grew up on the South Coast of NSW

 

Andy has been writing and performing since he was 12 and was a member of the SBS Choir and a regular member of the southern schools regional performing ensemble

 

In 2001 he appeared on the Australian Television show POPSTARS

 

Andy's Love of country Americana music started from listening to his parent's record collection which included Neil Young, Alan Jackson, and Kasey Chambers

 

Influenced by Sam Out-law, Ryan Adams, Honey Honey, Rodriguez, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, and loves American southern country music


Studying music at JMC Academy in Sydney, Andy completed an advanced diploma in popular music and performance. In this time he was the lead singer for the band Inter-fear and the Thompson Gunners covers band 60’s and 70’s rock

 

More recently Andy was the lead singer of Ionia and Mundy Bluze

 

Working as an actor, Andy has appeared in television movies. These included; the Three Stooges a Mel Gibson production (2000), Deck Dog's a Tony Hork movie (2005), Foxtel advertisement (2009), Deadly Woman series 11 (2017), NSW transport advertisement (2017), 

Dynamix advertisement (2017), Telstra advertisement (2017) and Sunday night 7 Network (2017)

 

Andy’s debut album ‘Sad Love Songs’ was recorded & mixed by Rod Motbey at 'Tracking Dog Studios' Shellharbour, Australia, mastered by Steve Corrao at 'Sage Audio' Nashville, TN and was released on December 2018.

His debut single ‘Drowning in the Whiskey’, released early this year, was embraced by the Australian country music scene peaking at #10 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart and reaching a respectable #20 in Tasmania.

 "Drowning in the Whiskey" also debuted at number 2 on the Oz Country Downunder charts and has spent 7 weeks in the charts

 

Andy released a second single 'Sad Love Songs' to coincide with the 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival

"Sad Love Songs" debuted at #6 on the Oz Country Downunder charts

 

The third single 'Keep us Apart" Entered the Tasmanian charts at#28

 

"Sad Love Songs"

Available on all streaming platforms and  

www.andypenkow.com

 

Album Credits.

Pete Drummond -Drums

Luke Moller -Fiddle & Mandolin

Michel Rose -Steel Guitar

Stefan Nowak -Hammond Organ & Piano

Rod Motbey -Bass, Guitars, Banjo, Keys & Backing Vocals 

Recorded & Mixed by Rod Motbey at 'Tracking Dog Studios' Shellharbour, Australia.

Mastered by Steve Corrao at 'Sage Audio' Nashville, TN.