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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Andy Shea, Andy Shay
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Story behind your band/artist name: My parents named me Andrew Shea and swore that I'd be an "Andrew," not an "Andy." There is video evidence of them calling me "Andy" within 5 minutes of bringing me home from the hospital.
Band Members: Andy Shea
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Andy Shea has lived in DC proper for four years teaching English at a local high school. His New England roots are mostly grounded in Connecticut.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Andy Shea lost his FitBit somewhere near Madam's Organ one fateful Friday night in February 2017. He has no idea how many steps he's taken since.
Andy Shea wrote/recorded a song every month for a full year in his DC apartment. He released the compilation as "Lunar Songs" as a fundraising event for the National Down Syndrome Society in honor of his brother Matthew, who has Downs syndrome. He raised $4,077. It's definitely in the top-3 best things he's done with his time/energy.
When Andy Shea isn't writing music for himself, he writes parody educational songs for his students about everything from Oedipus to Puritans. They're on the internet under Mr. Shea.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Andy prefers iced coffee more than hot coffee regardless of season.
He's at The Boundary Stone open mic on Mondays on a mostly weekly basis.
He most enjoys playing in living rooms or around campfires with people who like to listne and sing along.
Official Website URL: www.whoisandyshea.com
Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/whoisandyshea
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6NU9XhdXU9Lt2VriwadyI6
Main Genre: Indie
Other Genres: singer-songwriter, folk, electronic, alternative, rock, acoustic, lyrical, indie rock