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Andy Glen

Band

Musical Genre/Type: Pop/rock
Formed: 1987 Split: 1989

Band Members:
Andy Glen - Lead Vocals (Wilnecote)
Paul Elliott – Keyboards (Amington)

Songs:
Sacred - Elliott/Glen
Moved - Elliott/Glen
How Strong? - Dukes/Glen
Need You to be Mine - Dukes/Glen
The Wrong Guy - Dukes/Glen
Head in the Sand - Dukes/Glen

Recordings:
Title: Sacred E.P.
Track List: Sacred; Moved; Wooden Heart; Move it
Format: Cassette only (1987)

Memories:
In 1987 Andy Glen recorded the four track E.P. "Sacred". His voice was remarked upon by many but he lacked confidence and dropped out of music completely without any public performances. Attempts to lure him back into a studio, including that of Steve Adams, proved in vain. Former Void the Bunions, Bunions, Mother Savage bassist Andy Sale was booked for taping sessions but Andy Glen again retreated from the scene.

His voice was very strong and ideally suited to the pop music of the day. He vanished from the scene after only poking his head above the surface and it was a shame he didn't carry on and record more. In 1994/5 I (David A. Dukes) wrote a number of songs with him and some of them are still played in my folk club outings. One track we wrote together, "Need You to be Mine", was recorded for my 2005 CD and another made the sessions but somehow got dropped from the finished disc. The thought of performing live terrified Andy completely, he was fine singing into a mic in the safety of a studio or participating in writing evenings but that was it for him. I really cannot emphasize enough just how strong the material we wrote together sounded, it was a rejuvenating experience for me and I think he deserves his place on the Tamworth Bands site.

My mates used to joke that he was Tamworth's very own Cliff Richard as he had a similar voice, was VERY clean living and quite religious. We became friends as 12 year old boys and sat in many of the same classes together. He always was a quiet sort of chap and needed to be told just how special his singing voice was. He had a fine voice and, wherever he is now, I hope he's okay.

Dave Dukes

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