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Name  Andy Creeggan
Role  Piano player
Siblings  Jim Creeggan

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Birth name  Andrew Burnett Creeggan
Born  July 4, 1971 (age 48) , Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (1971-07-04)
Genres  alternative rock , RockAcoustic , Folk rock
Instruments  guitarpianoconga drums
Associated acts  Barenaked LadiesThe Brothers Creeggan
Music groups  Barenaked Ladies (1990 – 1995), The Brothers Creeggan
Albums  Andiwork III, Maybe You Should Drive, Gordon, The Yellow Tape, Andiwork II

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Andrew Burnett "Andy" Creeggan (born July 4, 1971) is a former member of the Canadian Alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies. He is also a member of the trio The Brothers Creeggan, and a solo artist having released three albums.

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Barenaked Ladies

Creeggan was born in Scarborough, Ontario. Along with his brother Jim, he was invited by Ed Robertson and Steven Page (then performing as Barenaked Ladies as a duo) to play a Christmastime club show with them in Toronto, with Andy playing conga drums. The two were then invited to join the band. Only six months later, at the beginning of the summer of 1990, he joined the Canada World Youth exchange program for a trip to South America. While he was gone, the band met drummer Tyler Stewart, and invited him to join the band.

Creeggan returned at the beginning of 1991 to find Tyler having taken his percussion role. He switched over to keyboards (still playing congas on a few songs) and a few other occasional percussion and musical instruments. He played on two of the band's early demo tapes, Barenaked Lunch (before he left for South America), and The Yellow Tape (after he returned). He also played on the band's albums Gordon, and Maybe You Should Drive.

Creeggan was never completely comfortable being in the band, and wanted to continue his education in other musical areas. According to Steven Page, "Andy had considered leaving the band as early as the rehearsals for the latter album, but was convinced to stay for the recording and tour." Creeggan departed at the conclusion of the tour. They recorded their third album, Born on a Pirate Ship as a quartet and asked Kevin Hearn to join the band for the subsequent tour in 1996.

The Brothers Creeggan

The two Creeggan brothers also had their own writing interests (Barenaked Ladies music mostly coming from Page and Robertson) and in 1994 released an album titled The Brothers Creeggan. They have since released three more albums, and toured in support of them, but have been idle from touring for several years now. Their music consists mostly of songs fusing rock and jazz.

Andiwork

Creeggan's three solo works—Andiwork, Andiwork II, and Andiwork III—consist of more contemporary classical, with touches of jazz and rock. The albums are largely instrumental pieces.

Personal life

Creeggan has a degree in composition from McGill University in Montreal. He is married and has two sons, Oscar and Leo.

References

Andy Creeggan Wikipedia


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