Amy Kelly cut her teeth fronting Dublin act ‘The Stoney Brokes’ and providing backing vocals for a number of acts in Ireland including ‘The Hot Sprockets’, ‘This Other Kingdom’ , ‘Brona Keogh , Haokah and Vernon Jane.
ANDI is the new project from Amy in which she steps out into the spotlight. Amy is a performer and ANDI showcases not just her presence as a live act but also her skill as a songwriter.
ANDI started as an acoustic 2-piece and initially developed into a full band for a performance at Knockanstockan Music Festival in 2019. A stream of shows later that year led to the recording of ANDI’s debut single, ‘Hermit’. Since then ANDI has performed in many of Dublins top music venues such as Whelans, The Grand Social, SIN E, The Workmans Club etc. As well as taking part in livestream gigs where most recently ANDI was chosen as 2021 WHELANS ONES TO WATCH.
‘Hermit’ took influence from Tame Impala, The Pixies, Jeff Buckley & Elliot Smith. It was featured in Nialler 9, Hotpress, The Last Mixtape, it was featured on a number of Spotify Playlists and received national radio airplay.
In February 2021 ANDI released Housewife which had already received reviews and features from the likes of Hotpress magazine, Imro Ireland and Golden plec as well as some national airplay and Spotify playlists. Housewife is a dramatic song about feeling trapped in an everyday routine, societal expectations of women and the boredom of normal life. This will be the first single from the upcoming Cedar Ward EP. Having been chosen as 'Whelan's ones to watch 'ANDI is definitely an artist you want to keep your eye on this year.
“A really impressive debut single from Irish band ANDI here with Hermit. Top marks to vocalist Amy Kelly for her performance on this tune” - Nialler 9
“Showcasing not only Amy’s powerful vocals but also her staggering talent as a song writer ” - Hotpress
“A deep dark journey into sharp edged guitars,a pounding drum beat and an enthralling vocal. The brooding art rock of ANDI's HERMIT makes a statement.” - TLMT