John Andrew Hull (born November 7, 1986), better known as Andy Hull, is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter for the indie rock band Manchester Orchestra. He also has a side project, Right Away, Great Captain!, as well as being co-founder of a side project with his friend and folk musician Kevin Devine by the name of Bad Books. Hull is also co-president of Manchester Orchestra's label, Favorite Gentlemen.
Hull was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He moved with his family seven years later and grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and moved back to Atlanta when he was 14 years old. His parents bought him a guitar which he taught himself to play. A year later, he was writing and performing songs with a friend who played bass guitar. After that band collapsed he started another one with Manchester Orchestra's keyboard player, Chris Freeman, on drums.
Hull initially intended Manchester Orchestra to be a solo project, with guest appearances by his friends. "I was listening to a lot of Morrissey and The Smiths," said Hull, "So the city of Manchester really fascinated me, as did the idea of being the leader of an orchestra and having all my friends come in to play."
Feeling increasingly alienated at his "small-town-Georgia, Christian high school" in suburban Atlanta, Hull spent his senior high school year studying at home. He wrote and recorded his first full-length album in 2004 during the same school year.
Hull and Manchester Orchestra guitarist Robert McDowell wrote music for the 2016 film Swiss Army Man. Hull also had a cameo in the film.With Manchester Orchestra
5 Stories (2004)
You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, but Brilliance Needs a Good Editor (2005)
I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child (2006)
Let My Pride Be What's Left Behind (2008)
Fourteen Years of Excellence (2009)
Mean Everything to Nothing (2009)
Live at Park Ave (2009)
I Could Be the Only One (2010)
Simple Math (2011)
A Black Mile to the Surface (2017)
With Bad Books
Bad Books (2010)
With Right Away, Great Captain!
The Bitter End (2007)
The Eventually Home (2008)
The Church of the Good Thief (2012)
The Lost Sea (2012)
With The Tiger Society
The Tiger Society
With East on Autry
Superhits USA (2004)
Keeping It Down
Machines Part I
Easy Talk (Open Your Mouth)
The Dear Hunter
I Couldn't Do It Alone - Red
A Curse of Cynicism - Red
Deny It All - Red
The Devil And Whom
Make It To Me
Swiss Army Man (2016)