Andy: drum samples, piano samples, two electric guitars, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica sample, modeled electric piano
Jon: drum kit

Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.

This song was the Pick of the Week on 2014.05.25. Here's the story:
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This album is a collection of instrumental songs. A lot of them were imagined with vocals but never found words. Some of them are explorations that were never intended to have words. The compositions cover the years 2006-2010, and many are a result of Andy's exploration of the virtual instruments in Apple's Logic Pro, which he bought in 2005. Andy gravitates toward the natural sounds of the sampled pianos, basses, and cellos, as well as models of the classic Fender Rhodes vibes, Hammond B3 organ, and Hohner Clavinet. There are also a lot of songs with guitar front and center.

Jon plays drum kit on "these days", "mayers", "preambulator", and "reggae organ". The female vocals on "stay the course" are from a patch in Logic Pro 7's EXS24 sampler. Andy plays all other instruments. Recorded and produced by Andy with Logic Pro on an Apple PowerBook G4 or MacBook Pro (17-inch, early 2009).

These virtual instruments and sequencers are our modern cymbal monkeys, our somewhat musical robots.
Album recording info:
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songrecording infofavorite / pick of the week
these daysAndy: piano (sampler), bass (sampler), three electric guitars [Strat - DADGBE] Jon: drum kit Recorded June 30 and July 2, 2007, in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.
mayer'sAndy: drum samples, piano samples, two electric guitars, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica sample, modeled electric piano Jon: drum kit Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.♥︎ 2014.05.25
preambulatorAndy: kick drum (Ultrabeat), electric piano (EVP88), piano (EXS24, soft baby grand, 2 tracks), electric guitar (Strat), electric bass guitar. Jon: drum kit Recorded August 2006 - June 2007 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.
stay the courseAndy: drums (sampled), 3 piano tracks (sampled), bass (sampled), 7 cello tracks (sampled), backup singers (sampled, patch "shouts"), 2 acoustic guitars, 2 electric guitars Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.♥︎ 2014.03.09
fangs nails smiles hugsAndy: programmed drums, bass, piano; electric guitars (7 tracks) Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.♥︎ 2014.06.01
grindAndy: programming drums, piano, synth Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.♥︎ 2016.06.30
shovel shiver home heartAndy: piano (EXS24 sampler), drums (Ultrabeat), backwards electric guitar (sampler), real electric guitar. Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.♥︎ 2016.09.07
anywayAndy: programming drums, bass, strings, piano in Logic; acoustic guitar So fed up with working and not recording, this song has been seeping out of that wonderful new Taylor 310 since I got it. Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.
about timeAndy: programmed sampled drums and bass, played modelled Rhodes electric piano, played sampled piano, monster guitar solo Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.♥︎ 2016.07.07
FridayAndy: programming drums, marimbas, pianos, sitars, cellos in Logic Pro Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.♥︎ 2016.07.18
trilobyteAndy: drums, bass, piano, marimba, wind chimes (soft synths) Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.2016.09.21
ordinary dayAndy: programming drums, bass, piano, organ, and a Sculpture synth pad; electric guitars Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.
WTF KokomoAndy: programmed drums (sampler), piano (sampler), electric piano (modeler), cello (sampler), bass (sampler) Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.
I fearAndy: drums, bass, piano, rhodes, organ, acoustic guitar (3 tracks) Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.
explorerAndy: programming Logic 8 - techno drums, asian drums, bass, clavinet Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.
fritzy peachAndy: piano, two guitars, bass, found drum loop Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.
reggae organAndy: modelled B3 organ; sampled instruments: bass, piano, trumpet, trombone, sax (x2); electric guitar Jon - drum kit Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.
cavesAndy: synthetic sounds: drums, piano, cellos, more Recorded in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.2015.09.06
the mountainAndy: marimbas, drums, bass, piano (sampled, played with keys and pads); acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar Recorded in the new mangobananas studio, West Windsor, VT.
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Members: 
Andy Wyatt - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, mandolin, ukulele, studio.
Guest musicians have included co-conspirators from other projects/bands including: Jon Morse, Tim Odell, Pete Downes, Ayman Mobarak, Paul Tuckey, Tommy Whittle, Pete Bosanko, and Eric Krivitzky

Years of Activity:
1978-present

Overview:
There are cassette tapes by "The Andy Band" dating back to 1979, when Andy was 14 years old, and he is still an avid recording musician. Sometimes The Andy Band is all about "hit record and go" improvisation, other times it's all about one-man-band multi-tracking in the studio. Since 2010, Andy has been playing some of these songs live near his new home in Vermont at open mics. He relishes the thrill of improvising with an audience, as well as singing three-part harmonies and playing bass with players there. But he also loves building up a song with layers and layers of Andys, singing and playing everything.