Frequently cited as one of the finest guitarists in the nation,
Andrew Pendlebury has always seemed destined towards a
career in music. From age four he studied violin under the
auspicious direction of Nathan Gutman, and at an early age
played Vivaldi and Bach with the prowess of someone far
beyond his tender years. Andrew is the son of two celebrated
Australian artists, Laurence Scott Pendlebury and Nornie Gude .
It is little wonder that Andrew also possesses a great talent with
the brush, and that his sister Anne was encouraged in her career
as an actress with stage and TV credits. After leaving school
Andrew set about forging a career for himself in the art world.
He held a number of successful exhibitions of his impressionist
style works, but music still held his attention. Exposed to Django
Reinhardt by a friend of his father who was a dance band
guitarist in WW2, and excited by the new sounds evolving from
players like Jimi Hendrix bursting onto the scene,
Andrew began to focus his creative energy into the guitar.
Andrew Pendlebury is a gifted composer and has built a strong
catalogue of works over the years across a broad range of genres
from theater music to blues, classical, country and
contemporary. Ever busy, and continuing upon his journey
of musical discovery, Andrew has undertaken numerous
recording and writing projects over the past few years.
Venturing into composing music for live theatre,
Andrew has scored for many prominent Australian
productions, working with some of the best directors this country
has to offer. Pendlebury finds theater a new and exciting
challenge using his playing to illustrate moods and sentiments
within the story lines he is accompanying, creating the aural
accompaniment which allows the audience to get lost in the
performance of the actors and the intricacies of the script.
His work in this field has bought him many accolades from
the critics and audiences alike.
Like all great players Andrew Pendlebury, even after his
thirty-five years of playing so many styles of music, is excited by
what the future holds and is still invigorated by the sheer desire
and inner passion for music. Like a master artist working on the
great canvas of his career, he is not swayed by fashion or
commerciality. In a world where we love to define music into
categories, Pendlebury has truly created his own unique voice,
he is a man who in his own words says, “There are only two types
of music, good and the other type”. You can rest assured that
Andrew Pendlebury will continue to ensure the survival of the
art form of great music.
From the Sports to Andrew Pendlebury's solo career.
This is fantastic album by one of the greatest guitarists Australia
has ever seen. His 3rd solo album Andrew has released some 5
albums which I own, this one like most of them is purely
01 - Rodeo
02 - Small World
03 - Catalina
04 - Rosa Lee
05 - Lullaby for A.J
06 - Ruthven I
07 - See for Miles
08 - Finished Business
09 - Blues Power
10 - Blue Mountain Spring
11 - Ruthven II
12 - Zing...Went the Strings