Hailing from the Scottish Borders, Andrew Waite is an accordion player and compose. He has been building his solo career whilst playing with well-known folk bands Dallahan and Fourth Moon as well as performing alongside Siobhan Miller, Lucy Farrel, Grainne Brady and the Claire Hastings Band.
His music is rooted in Scottish, Irish and English Trad music but he takes influences from many genres including Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Musette and Classic. In 2011 Andrew was a finalist in the ‘BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year’ and was a Nominee for ‘Up and Coming Act of the Year’ at Na Trads 2015 and ‘Musician of the year’ 2022.
As well as playing with a range of different bands, Andrew has also appeared on stage with Sting, The Unusual Suspects, the RSNO and performed as a guest on many albums. Here, Andrew presents his second solo album Self Portrait 2022.
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