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Andy is an Independent Christian Artist and Songwriter who has been writing and performing music for over 15 years. Andy has released four self-produced CD's under the PlankintheEye Music label.
Why this name?
Andrew Wiest => AndyW. Kinda gives it an online/internet feel.
Do you play live?
I have played live in coffeehouse events and have participated in several church praise and worship teams over the years. I have been a worship leader at Living Hope Church in Monterey, California and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Aiea, Hawaii.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It gives independent artists like me the opportunity to be heard and let others hear things from around the world that they would never have heard otherwise. It truly changes everything. I think making a more direct connection between the artist and the listener is great!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes, if their internet architecture didn't abandon the loyal and supportive online fan community.
Band History:
Andy started recording and performing in 1993 in Moscow, Idaho, while at college, at Moscow Church of the Nazarene. Since 1995 he has participated in music ministry at Metro North Presbyterian Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Bremerton Church of the Nazarene in Bremerton, Washington, Living Hope Church in Monterey, CA, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Aiea, HI, and Grace Community Church in Yulee, Florida.
Your influences?
My Dad, Michael Card, Petra, Audio Adrenaline, DC Talk, Three Crosses, Rebecca St. James, Michael W. Smith, Sixpence none the Richer, PAX217, EarthSuit, The Normals, The Elms, Cademon's Call, Third Day, Switchfoot, NeedToBreathe.
I just like good music performed by people who love what they are doing. Artistry still counts, no matter how much technology is involved, the song has to shine through. I don't hem myself in with a particular style. I try to write what I hear...turns out I hear mostly guitar based pop-rock...;) ...but that's OK. One of the best complements I've recieved from listeners is that all my songs are pretty distinct.
Favorite spot?
Beach or Mountains.
Equipment used:
All kinds of stuff. SONAR, UAD, Charvel, Takamine and Yamaha guitars. Washburn, Line6 and OLP basses. Focusrite and Studio Projects mic pres. Alesis and Frontier Design converters. Lynx Audio cards.
Anything else...?
Anything!
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An old school love song about the wonderful woman in my life!
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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My take on the traditional Easter Hymn.
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A song about how God's people should be salt and light to the world and make a beautiful noise in praising God so that people notice!
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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This song is a universal Welcome Home song...but was inspired by my friend Janet Linden's recovery from cancer. This song is actually a companion song to "Janet's Song". More in the "Story behind the song" section...Hope you enjoy it!
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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A song about our constant need to turn from our sin and reconnect with God. ThanX to Janet Linden for the awesome duet part...Janet you ROCK! ;)
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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A song about singing, dancing and living for God...our King!
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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A vertical P&W song focusing on Gods Glory.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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A song about how awesome God is...sometimes we don't really ponder God's holiness and glory...we should do that more often.
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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A song about our failure...and God's promise!
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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A Praise and Worship song about the Love of God. Nothing is like the love God has for us...Nothing.
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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A song about seeing a friend struggle with cancer and my attempt to write about it. May God give us all the faith of Job...'Though He slay me yet will I trust Him...'
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The song Choir of Heaven with a friend of mine and great singer, Janet Linden singing the lead...much better than my version I think!
A SoundClick Top 100 song
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A song about singing to God in the Choir of Heaven!
A SoundClick Top 20 song
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Every felt like you are just 'Here'? That blah feeling of wondering why your life is where it's at or why God put you 'here'?
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A Praise and Worship Song...from the heart!
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A song whose lyrics were inspired by Psalm 51 and the Worship song 'Create in me a Clean Heart'. Drums by Glennbo!
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A song about the relationship I have with the 'lady of my heart....my life'! This is a remix based on input from a great songwriter, Phil Cody(www.zookini.com). I am honored that he took the time to listen!
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A song about this world's fascination with secular humanism, evolution and moral relativism.
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A little experiment in trance music...what do you think? Should I do more of this? Inspired by a couple of new softsynths I got for Christmas...Peace.
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A song about life's struggle and how we can't expect everything to be roses all the time...but God will be there when life hurts!
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Finally Finished! Check out the Rain! A song about the cleansing rain of God's forgiveness. Go out and play in the Rain!
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A song I wrote when my twin sons were going through neurosurgery for a condition call Arnold Chiari Malformation. A very scary time for the entire family! God has seen us through and the boys are doing well.
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A song about how we run from God...and He still wants to catch us.
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"CareFree" is a song written about how hard it can be to truly live trusting God!
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This song grew out of some discussions with some non-Christian friends...it expresses the frustration many Christians have at seeing their friends just "not getting it". Just Believe. OK? Everything after that takes care of itself! ;)
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Andy, This kind of has an Aboriginese sound to it and is very different for you, but the vocals brings this together more than does the instrumentation. I do like the lyrics and the singing in this one the best. Nice song.

Peace and Blessings, John
play hi-fi  commenting Glorious Lord
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Wow Andy, this is sounding pretty good, like the vibe this is giving me and the vocals are just absolutely awesome. I just recently posted some new instrumentals on my music page, check them out. Back to your song, this is just simply great. Love this. What a blessing you are for the Lords voice to all who will listen.

Peace and Blessings, John
play hi-fi  commenting Glory to Your Name
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As usual I have always enjoyed your songs and their sound and most of all their wonderful messages, and this one is no exception. Just a beautiful song. Praise God through Christ Jesus for your gift.

Peace and Blessings, John
play hi-fi  commenting Joy in the Song
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Very nice one here Andy. As usual you are giving praise where praise belongs. This is very good and done with heart and soul. I have several new songs on my soundclick music page, so stop by and check them out. Hope all is well. Peace and blessings, John
Andy, I'm getting reminiscent! Listened to Choir of Heaven and Back to You today. Don't you have a song called As Small As? Did you record it? It was in my head today, too. Bless you and the fam,
Nancy
play hi-fi  commenting Welcome Home Child
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Just keeps getting better all the time, doesn't it. I do love giving glory to the Lord and praise to those who love Him. This song really tells where your heart is and who is always on your mind. Blessings, John
Andy, Welcome Home Child is just totally awesome, hand down. I like that you call it universal. I just posted a Universal Pledge of Alegiance, you should check it out on my comments section. I think I'm going to have to start playing some of my guitar music again. I have been working alot with sound fonts and files, doing remix work for videos. You can check those out by going to my music site and clicking on my webpage link and go to the music section. Also check out my video and artwork. Always enjoy your songs. Blessing Brother! John
play hi-fi  commenting Where You There
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Very nicely done and sung. Has the warmth and love that it should for our Lord and Savior. You put a lot of feeling into this for sure as you can hear it in your voice. Glory unto the Lord!

Blessings, John
play hi-fi  commenting When She Smiles
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This is a great song Andy and very, very well done. This could very well be your best work ever. What a tribute to your wife. Absolutely AWESOME!! Keep this up and you could be going places. I'm still making lots of video music. You have to go to my music page and follow the link to my website and click on music. Love your songs. Blessings, John
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Andy, what a sweet song for Tammy! So you learned the harmonica, too?!!
Andy, Beautiful Noise is awesome and I love the vocals and the music fits the song very nicely. You have a great voice for singing and so you are surely blessed. Keep the songs a com'in and blessings for a great and wonderful new year in Christ Jesus. John
Just a note to let you know I stopped by for a few listens. Hope you're doing well. Visit my page if you get the urge.

God Bless
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Hi andy,
Great job on this song.... original! May the Lord continue to bless you in your music.

Be a blessing!

Mark
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Yes, Lets make a beautiful Noise!!!!
What a great song!!
Blessings to you in your ministry
Hi Andy, I have to say I got "stuck" on your page. Your songs are "real." They are about "real" experiences in the Christian faith, those struggling to believe, and those who just don't believe. The anointing of the Holy Spirit flows through your music in a mighty way so that one is compelled to worship God. : ) Praise our wonderful Lord for what he is doing through. Great work. Blessings, Cathy