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Guitar, bass guitar
Shani Rigsbee (m. 2011)
| آندرانیک مددیان
April 22, 1958 (age 57)
Tehran, Iran (1958-04-22)
Pop, dance-pop, rock, soft rock
Singer, songwriter, actor
Sarsepordeh, City Of Angels, Orere Seero, Khalvate Man
House of Sand and Fog, IRANgeles, Shirin in Love, The Keeper: The Lege, Lost Journey
Andy (singer) Wikipedia
Andranik Madadian (Persian: آندرانیک مددیان, Armenian: Անդրանիկ Մադադյան), better known by his stage name, Andy (Persian: اندی, Armenian: Անդի; born 1960), is a famous Armenian-Iranian singer-songwriter and actor. He is a naturalized American and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Andy made it big when he joined Kouros Shahmiri and together formed a successful duo Andy & Kouros.
Andy & Kouros released 4 albums together: Khastegary (1985), Parvaz (1988), the hugely successful album Balla (1990), and finally Goodbye (1991). The two split in 1992, with both Andy and Kouros going on to have successful individual solo careers. The two reunited several times after that point. In 2002 and 2004 they performed together for a sold-out audience in San Jose, California. In 2009, Andy & Kouros they went on an international tour together in the Iranian diaspora, and performed together again in May, 2010. They also appeared together on a music video by Farez remaking their hit "Niloufar".
Andy has released 15 albums as a solo artist. His last three singles have ranked #1 in the charts. In 2013, Andy was nominated for Best Male Artist, Best Live Act, and Best Entertainer of the Year at the World Music Awards. The following year, he was presented with the "Millennium" award at the Big Apple Music Awards in NYC.
On June 24, 2009, Andy, Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi recorded a version of the Leiber and Stoller standard Stand by Me, described by producer Don Was as a "worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran". The Persian introduction is done by both Andy and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as the rest of the song which continues in English. The record was produced by Don Was and John Shanks and was registered at Henson Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. He participated in a prestigious recording session for WORLD PEACE ONE, which featured some of the world's most successful artists uniting to promote peace. In 2014, Cherokee Music Productions released the humanitarian single, We Hear Your Voice which brought together 15 international stars from 11 countries to inspire fans and followers to find common ground and heal the divide between nations.
Andy married his longtime girlfriend and artist Shani Rigsbee on November 11, 2011. Around 1992, the couple began working and touring together and soon after they discovered Shani had ovarian cancer. She had an early hysterectomy in 1992. The couple is associated with cancer-related charities and has performed together for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.The Journey
City of Angels
Andy Live at the Kodak Theatre