ANDY SMITH is a composer, producer, writer, remixer and musician, who has worked with, amongst others, producer Jan Bang (Nils Petter Molvær / David Sylvian collaborator), Francis Bitonti (founder of Studio Bitonti, designer of the Dita Von Teese 3D printed gown, WIRED fellow) and Tim Elsenburg (Mercury-nominated Sweet Billy Pilgrim).
Andy has created music for dance, design and film. He wrote the score for the independent feature Patient 17 (directed by Tuyet Le and starring Saul Reichlin). His songs have also appeared in film, including Colin Rothbart’s acclaimed documentary Dressed As A Girl.
In 2016 Andy's proposal for a site-specific Music Installation for Rijeka Airport was shortlised for a prize by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Creative Media. The stems of Andy's Funkhaus Geister track were used by UK producer Ian Walman at the MTF Berlin Trackathon. In May 2016, Andy performed a unique improvised piece with Jan Bang, violinist Simon Goff and the multi-genre, Mercury-nominated Eska.
Andy (aka Drew Five) is also one half of eletro-punk dance wizards Feral Five, whose many tracks have been played by radio stations across the globe and championed by DJs Gideon Coe, Steve Lamacq and Eddy Temple-Morris. They have appeared on Tom Robinson's Mixtape and their remix of Deux Furieuses' Can We Talk About This was first played on the Simon Raymonde (Bella Union / Cocteau Twins) radio show. Feral Five perfromed at the Music Tech Festival (MTF) London with Lou Edmonds (PIL) who played live with them on their track 3D. Equally at home on stage, they have supported UK industrial music pioneers Test Dept and indie-dance crossover pioneers The Woodentops. They also wrote the track Void for the Hope Not Hate compilation.
Andy and sister-in-music Kat Five worked with the innovative New York new materials designer Francis Bitonti on Rule 9 overseeing the mastering session at Fluid, London with engineering genius Nick Watson. The accompanying video spans three continents of talent created by Feral Five (UK), Dub Module (New Zealand) and Studio Bitonti (USA).
Feral Five premiered their Picasso inspired work Man Cat Doll Machine at the UK's National Portrait Gallery in 2017 as guests of BEF / Heaven 17's Martyn Ware - founder of Illustrious.
Andy also writes for Kit Monsters. Link: kitmonsters.com