Although originally trained as a teacher, and having followed a career as a manager and trainer in the banking sector, Andrew’s driving passion has always been listening to, reading about, and playing (on guitar and banjo) blues music. This passion has resulted – over 50 years - in the collecting of hundreds of books and photographs, thousands of recordings, a trip to Mississippi and Louisiana, and getting on for twenty years of professional performances. All these have been put together in his talks on The Story of the Blues for WEA, as well as in schools and at festivals.