Andrew Gold has enjoyed a unique career, having played multiple roles with great
success as singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, and musician. Writing his first songs
at 13, he proceeded to learn a variety of instruments including Drums, Bass, Guitar, and
His musical ability seems to be inherited as his parents are both successful in the
musical field. His father, Ernest Gold, won an Academy Award for his musical score for Exodus.
His mother, Marni Nixon, was the singing voice of Natalie Wood in West Side Story;
Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady; and Deborah Kerr in The King And
I, among many others.
In 1973 he joined Linda Ronstadt's band and together with Peter Asher and Linda, played
and arranged much of the instruments on Linda's 70's records. "You're No Good",
and "Heatwave" for example, are almost all Andrew, playing and singing. He has
become renown for his instrumental and vocal virtuosity on such hits as Ronstadt's
"When Will I Be Loved", Art Garfunkel's "I Only Have Eyes For You,"
and on records (performing and/or writing) for many major artists, including Celine Dion,
10cc, James Taylor, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Diana Ross,
Cher, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd, Paul McCartney and countless others.
In the mid seventies he released 4 solo LPs:
ANDREW GOLD (1975)
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE (1976)
ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO (1978)
and WHIRLWIND (1979).
"Lonely Boy", from his second LP, was a top 5 hit in the U.S., as well as
"Thank You For Being A Friend" from his 3rd LP. This song later became the theme
for TV's The Golden Girls. In the UK and worldwide, he continued to have single success
with such songs as "Never Let Her Slip Away" and "How Can This Be
In the 1980's he joined with Graham Gouldman of 10cc and "Bus Stop/For Your
Love/Heart Full Of Soul" fame to form WAX UK, creating 3 LPs and two international
hits, "Right Between The Eyes" and "Bridge To Your Heart".
Currently Andrew has co-founded BRYNDLE, with Karla Bonoff, Wendy Waldman, and Kenny
Edwards, and they have a new self-titled LP out as of August 15, 1995, on MusicMastersBMG.
He has produced and written songs and music for countless television and movie
soundtracks, most notably singing the theme to TV's MAD ABOUT YOU. He produced a new
Stephen Bishop album, BLUE GUITARS, wrote, and/or produced hits for Wynonna Judd, Vince
Gill, Aaron Neville, Nicolette Larson, Celine Dion, as well as for Japanese superstar
Eikichi Yazawa. He has even been the voice of Alvin on occasion (Of CHIPMUNKS fame).
He has a new solo LP out now called "....SINCE 1951"(on Pony Canyon Japan); A
children's cd for halloween called HALLOWEEN HOWLS (on Music for Little People); released
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND: THE BEST OF ANDREW GOLD on Rhino this same year; A
sixties-style CD called the FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE ALL: GREETINGS FROM PLANET LOVE, on
J-Bird records (J-bird.com), Produced BIG RED NUDE by GREG PRESTOPINO; Produced THE
BELLBOTTOMS for Zain records, Japan; Just finished the soon to be released debut album of
famed country writer LISA ANGELLE on DREAMWORKS records, and is currently working on a new
solo record, called LEFTOVERS. He is also writing and recording 2 new CHILDRENS records,
one for CHRISTMAS and one which is a kids BEATLE record. ANDREW is currently
in the process of moving back to Los Angeles.
Andrew has been involved with a number of Great Eastern Music projects over the
years, including co-production on A VERY MERRY CHIPMUNK, co-publishing on a number of
Andrew Gold/Lisa Angelle compositions, including Wynonna's smash country hit, "I Saw
the Light," and countless recording sessions where he played guitar and keyboards,
and sang harmony vocals.
Andrew's web page is extremely entertaining. Check it out at www.andrewgold.com