13 Successful Years In In The Field



June 1997, Andy came in to the school for a tour of RID and liked what he saw. He signed up for the full Recording Engineer / Producer training program with a starting date in August, 1997. Andy did well enough with his first classes that he was invited to join the October 1997 Advanced Recording Course before actually finishing Basic Recording.

In January 1998, he applied and was accepted as an Assistant Instructor for the Basic Recording course beginning in February 1998. Andy was in the Advanced Recording Course at the time. The Assistant Instructor at RID helps the instructor sets-up for class and helps students get materials and supplies for class. It is sort of an internship position because the AI gets extra practice time with the equipment. An interning opportunity can up quickly during this phase of the training and he was invited to accept a school-arranged internship at The Disc Ltd. He finished all of his requirements for program certification after he was employed in the field.

For the next couple of years Andy concentrated on becoming a full-flegged recording engineer and on his off-hours he developed his own music.  In 2000 Andy was signed to a national label (Jive Electro) as one half of the group called the Detroit Grand Pubahs.  The result was a smash hit in the New York clubs called Sandwiches

By 2004, Andy opted out of the Grand Pubahs group in favor of being a recording engineer/producer for Detroit acts and releasing his own solo product.  Still engineering at the Disc, Ltd, Andy, in 2010, engineered and mixed a #1 easy listening national hit for the Detroit Artist, K'Jon for the Universal-Republic label entitled "On The Ocean."