Andy Gunn learnt to play from listening to the old blues masters such as Lightnin' Hopkins and Muddy Waters after tracing the sound back from the rock music he was originally into as a teenager...immersed in this rich musical heritage he was fortunate enough to hit the big time and signed a worldwide recording contract with Pointblank, Virgin's blues label, with his school band Jumpin' The Gunn. Travelling to Memphis, he rubbed shoulders and exchanged riffs with Al Green’s rhythm section and Pops Staples to name a few... After that, back in Britain he then released an album with Provogue and played alongside many acts including The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, with members of Gary Moore's Midnight Blues Band, with Martin Stephenson and with harp player Errol Linton. Personal highlights for Andy would be when he supported Buddy Guy at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, jammed with Albert Collins in London or backing up Geno Washington at the Tartan Heart Festival. He has 4 self produced albums entitled “Flip Flop Kinetics”, “Bonar Bridge Sessions”, "Regional Variations" and "Miracle Of Healing" which was co-produced with Martin Stephenson for the Barbaraville label. They are a great mix of blues, rock and folk music and have a sound brimming with soul and originality. A few years back he went on a busman's holiday across the states where he met and jammed with many great musicians in the big music centers such as New York, Chicago, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans... sparking the comment "Damn, I didn't know they picked cotton in Scotland!".. all the time, soaking up the inspiration and walking the avenues of his musical heroes...
The Handsome House Jam
The Handsome House Band hosts The Handsome House Jam at Stramash in Edinburgh, on the last and first Sunday of every month, from 6:30pm until 9pm.
Featuring the best of Scotland's blues and rock musicians at the best FREE venue in town.
Event: Manhattan, Andy Gunn, The Handsome House Jam
Date: Sunday 3rd September 2017
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
Friday 22nd September
Radge Against The Machine, The Skababs, Milestone
Saturday 23rd September
New Urban Frontier, Erb & Ting, PorkPie, Tommy Bentz Band
Sunday 24th September
Rantum Scantum, Crease, Ordinaryson, The Handsome House Jam