Andy Smith

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire
About me...

I have given my ‘music talks’ to lots of  U3A’s, Rotary Clubs WI’s, Lodges and sundry events and like to think that I offer something a little bit different.
From the feedback I have received, I know that members have always enjoyed themselves and have gone home with smiles on their faces!!
The fact that most of my engagements are either through recommendation or rebooking I think is an indication of their success!!

About my 'music-talks'...

I am a song-writing multi instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, tenor guitar, sitar, piano ….) and singer (!) and bring a car full of instruments to the meeting.I come totally self sufficient with my own pa system (for up to 500 people) and just require a table!!


My fee is  from £75 + travel expenses

I live in the Midlands (Rugby, Warwickshire – post code CV21 3RR) but I travel the length and breadth of the country performing and so don’t feel you might be too far away….

My Contact Details:

01788 331841 MOBILE: 07547422728



A journey through life featuring self-penned comedy songs and ballads played on a multitude of instruments…plus a few well known numbers… Also, I explain a bit about the instruments I have brought along and when time allows, I bring my home recording studio and demonstrate how a song is written and recorded.
With lots of amusing chat and nostalgic anecdotes, this has become a very popular talk.



Following the success of my ‘Life in the Music’ talk, I was encouraged and flattered when asked to revisit many of my bookings with something similar.
My ‘second’ talk is called ‘Under the Influence’ and again featuring lots of instruments,
I sing a selection of different musical pieces which have shaped my repertoire, playing and life….and explain why!!
Lots of well known songs and a few of my own, plus some instrumental pieces to challenge your members knowledge of shows and soundtracks!!
I think this talk will be equally as popular and look forward to returning to lots of my previous U3A’s over the next couple of years.


My third talk features songs and instrumentals written and recorded over the last century.
Singing at least one song from each decade – the members can try and guess the year, the song, the artist, the musical……

There have been some amazing songs written since 1920 – and on this talk I feature some well known classics – plus a few long forgotten gems!!

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My fourth talk celebrates the songs of three of the finest songwriters this country has ever produced. Featuring lots of their well known songs plus a few album tracks.
The Beatles have been my favourite band since I was 5 years old – and this is my homage to them.

Lots of 60’s nostalgia played on my collection of musical instruments.