The new solo album by Andy Peake
Featuring 11 songs in CD and digital format. Pre-order on page 2 of this website. Available on all download and streaming sites August 20.
Andy Peake has been surrounded by music since his formative days. His mother held a bachelor's degree in music and sang and played professionally as a church support person. His influences included jazz, Broadway, classical and the pop music of the 1950s forward. He attended college as a music major and turned professional in 1972. After years of local performances, primarily in the Denver area, he moved to Nashville, TN
In 1987, Andy Peake began a fast track to regional and national success playing drums and percussion as a regular band member consecutively for multiple touring and recording artists including Nicolette Larson, Tanya Tucker, Don Williams, the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Delbert McClinton and Lee Roy Parnell. In addition he has worked as a part time drummer for Kathy Mattea, Suzy Boggus, T. Graham Brown, David Frizzell, T. G. Sheppard, Billy Prine, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Connie Smith, Pam Tillis, and many others. He spent 3 seasons as a band member/actor for the original cast of the production of "Always, Patsy Cline at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and was drummer one summer with artist/writer Ms. Marshall Chapman opening shows for Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band. He remains active, as a touring, recording and performing. drummer/percussionist in the active music scene of Music City. In addition he has had numerous TV appearances and proudly endorses drum and audio products for Zildjian cymbals, Aquarian drumheads, Vater drumsticks and Peavey audio products.
In 1996, Andy took the plunge to learn audio engineering and coupled that immediately with music production. His 1st project received critical acclaim and netted 3 songs re-recorded by other artists for their own projects. In 2018, his production of an album, "Step On It," for the band, "Big Shoes," which Andy created, produced and managed beginning 2011. In 2020, "Step On It" was nominated for 2019 "Blues Album of the Year" by music industry mainstay, Downbeat magazine. In 2021, Andy released his critically acclaimed first solo album, "Mood Swings." He has recently contributed as a recording engineer for the band, Orleans and solo project by Orleans band member, John Hall. In January, Andy participated in a critically acclaimed residency at Nashville's prestigious music venue, Third and Lindsley, performing music from the heralded new band, The HercuLeons that featured John Cowan of the Doobie Brothers and James Taylor vocalist and fiddle player, Andrea Zonn. That band also featured guest appearances by Jim Messina, Orleans, Foster and Lloyd and Darrell Scott. As of 2023, Andy has embarked on a new album project for himself and continues his successful career as a drummer, producer, engineer and project coordinator based in Nashville, TN.
Lee Roy Parnell performance of "Are You Happy Baby," written by Lee Roy and Gary Nicholson. Andy Peake on drums.
Andy during his time as drummer for the great Don Williams, performing his iconic hit, Tulsa Time, 1989
The late Nicolette Larson performs "I'll Fly Away" on
"Nashville Now," 1988.
Performing a cover of the Little Feat song, "Spanish Moon," 2018. Check out Andy's drum solo starting at 5:30 in the video.
Long time member of the Band, Orleans, John Hall recently released this video from his most recent solo album. Drums, engineering and video cameos of Andy Peake on drums.
In addition to drumming, Andy has been engineering and producing since 1996. Here is a recent video posted by mega-group Orleans. Andy engineered guitar and vocal tracks for this wonderful song.
An informative and entertaining presentation about Andy Peake and how he records in today's studio environment! (Please note that the first drum recording reflects a slight latency delay, The latency is not in effect in the actual playback after the first recording segment.)
Andy drums and sings background vocals with Big Shoes of Nashville, 2019.
Here's a cover of a Little Feat song, Two Trains, recorded March of 2014. Pretty funky!
Andy remained active during the Covid-19 pandemic, performing outdoor events and physically appropriate studio sessions on location and at his own "Biglittle Recording" studio in Nashville, TN..
Whether recording remote drum tracks, sent via the internet to clients or producing on site safely, the rooms at Biglittle Recording stays busy.
The individual described on this website is a resident of Nashville, TN and is no way related to Andy Peake, musician/engineer, of Scotland associated with the bands, "Comsat Angels," "Sheep on Drugs" or Flora Purim. Also not the soccer player, Andy Peake. Cheers.