|Birth name||Andrew John Partridge|
|Born||November 11, 1953 |
|Origin||Swindon, Wiltshire, England|
|Occupation(s)||Guitarist, singer, songwriter,|
|Label(s)||Virgin, Idea, APE House|
|Associated acts||XTC, The Dukes of Stratosphear, Monstrance|
|Ibanez Artist, Martin D-35|
Andrew John Partridge, (born 11 November 1953 in Mtarfa, Malta, and known variously as Andy Partridge, Sir John Johns, Melchior, and Animal Jesus, is a founding member, guitarist and chief songwriter of the Pop band XTC. Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands Swindon ( is a large town in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire in the South West of England, midway between Bristol (64 km / 40 miles Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell For the homonymous label Idea Records (US, see XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1976 and 2005 The Dukes of Stratosphear was a pseudonym used by the British rock band XTC in the mid to late 1980s concurrently with XTC's continued musical activities Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1976 and 2005 He lives in Swindon, Wiltshire, where he was raised. Swindon ( is a large town in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire in the South West of England, midway between Bristol (64 km / 40 miles Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye
Partridge also serves as XTC's de facto art director. Except for its second album, Go 2, the band's album cover art has been based on his ideas. Go 2 is XTC 's second album It was released on October 6 1978. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public For example, the back cover of Rag and Bone Buffet: Rare Cuts and Leftovers took shape after Partridge requested "lots of rusty junk" and proceeded to create a mockup of the band members with it. Rag and Bone Buffet Rare Cuts and Leftovers is a compilation album by XTC released in 1990 XTC toured heavily throughout the late '70s through 1982, when Partridge, suffering from the stresses of the road, as well as the abrupt end of 13 years of doctor-prescribed Valium addiction (thanks to his wife throwing out his supply), forced the band to stop touring. Diazepam (daɪˈæzɨpæm first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a Benzodiazepine derivative Drug.
In addition to his work with XTC, Partridge has released demos of his songs under his own name in the Fuzzy Warbles album series on his APE House record label. A demo version or demo of a song (shortened from the word "demonstration" is one recorded for reference rather than for release A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed The Official Fuzzy Warbles Collector's Album is a CD box set of rarities from XTC guitarist and frontman Andy Partridge. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Eight individual volumes of Fuzzy Warbles are now available, as well as the Fuzzy Warbles Collector's Album, which includes a bonus ninth disc Hinges. He has collaborated (as performer, writer or record producer) with numerous recording artists, including Peter Blegvad, Harold Budd, Jamie Cullum, Stephen Duffy, Terry Hall, The Heads, Charlotte Hatherley, Robyn Hitchcock, The Residents, and David Yazbek. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a Peter Blegvad (born 14 August 1951) is an American Musician, singer-songwriter and Cartoonist. Harold Budd ( May 24 1936) is an American ambient / Avant-garde composer Jamie Cullum (born 20 August 1979) is an English pop and jazz-pop Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist Stephen Anthony James Duffy (born 30 May, 1960, in Birmingham) is an English Songwriter, Vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Terry Hall (born Terence Edward Hall 19 March 1959, in Coventry, England) is the lead Singer of The Specials, and formerly Talking head Talking Heads was an American New Wave band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991 Charlotte Hatherley (born Charlotte Franklin Hatherley 20 June 1979, London) is best known as being the former guitarist for Ash, but has Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born March 3, 1953) is an English Singer-songwriter and guitarist The Residents is an American Avant-garde music and Visual arts collective who have created over sixty albums created numerous musical short films David Yazbek (born 1960 is an Emmy -winning American writer musician composer and lyricist
Partridge also served initially as the producer for the English band Blur during the recording of Modern Life Is Rubbish. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Blur are an English Alternative rock band that formed in London in 1989 Modern Life Is Rubbish is the second album by English Alternative rock band Blur, released in May 1993 in the United Kingdom However, he was replaced by Stephen Street at the insistence of their record label, Food. Stephen Brian Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s The Sundays and Blur (often regarded as the Other collaborations that failed to bear fruit included unused writing contributions for Sophie Ellis Bextor and a proposed writing partnership with Brian Wilson, which never progressed past a telephone enquiry from Wilson's PA. Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor (born 10 April 1979) is a multi- platinum selling British pop Singer and Songwriter Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942 in Hawthorne, California) is an American Musician best known as the lead A personal assistant, or personal aide, is someone who assists in daily personal tasks Partridge also wrote four songs for Disney's version of James and the Giant Peach, but was replaced by Randy Newman when he could not get Disney to offer him "an acceptable deal. James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 Fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name Randall Stuart “Randy” Newman (born November 28 1943 is an Academy Award –winning American Singer/songwriter, arranger, Composer "
In 2004, Partridge contributed the song "I Wonder Why the Wonder Falls" as the theme music to the short-lived TV comedy Wonderfalls. The phrase theme music usually refers to that of a radio program, Television program, or Movie. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic In 2006, a song he and Robyn Hitchcock collaborated on, "Cause It's Love (Saint Parallelogram)," was released on the Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 album Olé! Tarantula. Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born March 3, 1953) is an English Singer-songwriter and guitarist Olé! Tarantula is a 2006 album by Robyn Hitchcock, recorded with Peter Buck of R He has also released music as part of a trio known as Monstrance, made up of him on guitar, Barry Andrews (an early member of XTC) on keyboards, and Martyn Barker on drums. Barry Andrews (born 12 September 1956, West Norwood, London) was once a member of the bands XTC and League of Gentlemen The group has released an album of the same name, as well as a download-only EP known as Fine Wires Humming a New Song. All songs were recorded live in the studio, with no overdubs, and completely improvised.
Partridge has enjoyed periodic popularity as a broadcaster, most notably in the mid-1980s, when he was a regular performer on BBC Radio 1. Most famously, he posed as "Agony Andy," a spoof agony aunt on the Janice Long show, but he also contributed comic items to Saturday Live and Studio B15, and was a regular panelist on both Roundtable and The Great Rock'n'Roll Trivia Quiz. Janice Long (born April 5, 1955, Liverpool, United Kingdom) is an English Radio broadcaster currently working on BBC Saturday Live was a Television Chat show which was broadcast in Ireland on RTÉ One in the late 1980s. The Round Table is King Arthur 's famed table in the Arthurian legend, around which he and his Knights congregate He has also presented the pilot for an ITV children's quiz show, Matchmakers. Partridge made a one-off uncredited appearance in the animated sitcom Family Guy, in the episode titled, "One if by Clam, Two if by Sea" as a British cricket commentator. Family Guy is an animated American television sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane that airs on Fox and regularly on other
Partridge and his ex-wife Marianne have two children: daughter Holly, a guitarist, singer and songwriter for Britpop group The SheBeats, and son Harry. Britpop is a subgenre of Alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom. He has been in a long-term relationship with Erica Wexler -- daughter of American screenwriter Norman Wexler -- since his divorce. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Norman Wexler ( 6 August, 1926 – 23 August, 1999) was a screenwriter whose work included such films as Saturday Night Fever
Partridge has been cited as an influence by many guitarists, most notably by John Frusciante of The Red Hot Chili Peppers in the 2002 issue of Total Guitar magazine, who cited him as an influence on the sound of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' album By the Way. John Anthony Frusciante (pronounced) (born March 5 1970 is an American Guitarist, singer songwriter and record producer Red Hot Chili Peppers are Total Guitar is a monthly Magazine in the United Kingdom. The magazine is the best selling Guitar magazine in Europe. By the Way is the eighth studio album by American Alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released on July 9 2002 on Warner Bros 
Recently, Partidge mixed recordings for the band Captains of Industry. Presently, Partridge is working on a collaborative album with Robyn Hitchcock , a collaborative album with Mike Keneally, and various solo projects. Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born March 3, 1953) is an English Singer-songwriter and guitarist Michael Joseph Keneally (born December 20 1961) is an American guitarist keyboardist vocalist and composer He has been conducting an ongoing series of online interviews about his songs with writer Todd Bernhardt on the XTCfans pages of MySpace, and plans to release a book based on the interviews, featuring additional content and images, in late 2008 or early 2009.