Introducing Andrew Foster
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Introducing Andrew Foster
Andrew Foster is a DJ regularly working for Andys Discos
Read on to learn a bit more about Andrew Foster and find out if they might be the perfect choice for your party or event!
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Andrew Foster's Musical Specialities
Here are some of the specialist music genres for Andrew Foster - this isn't an exhaustive list - just the areas where this DJ has the widest knowledge and experience
Rock and Roll dominated popular music in the 1950s with its origins in rhythm & blues, gospel and country & western music. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis released the initial R&B influenced early rock and roll hits.
|Indie / Alternative|
Not a genre as such, indie is music produced independently from commercial record labels - often including a DIY element for up-and-coming bands with little capital.
Alternative music often describes bands whose roots were in indie production - but many so-called alternative bands and artists come from mainstream labels too.
|Hip Hop / Rap|
Stylized rhythmic music commonly accompanied by rapping - rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.
In the late 1950s beat groups began to emerge in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London. This was particularly true in Liverpool, where there were around 350 different bands, often playing ballrooms, concert halls and clubs. Following the Beatles success other Liverpool performers were able to follow them into the charts, including Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, and Cilla Black.
Among the most successful beat acts from Birmingham were The Spencer Davis Group and The Moody Blues and from London The Dave Clark Five the Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds and from Manchester, Freddie and the Dreamers and Herman's Hermits and the Hollies. The beat movement provided most of the bands responsible for the British invasion of the American pop charts in the period after 1964, and furnished the model for many important developments in pop and rock music.
British bands were very popular in the USA after the success of the Beatles. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1964 During the next few years Peter and Gordon, The Animals, Manfred Mann, Petula Clark, Freddie and the Dreamers, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Herman's Hermits, The Rolling Stones,The Troggs, Donovan, The Kinks and The Dave Clark Five would also have hits in America as well as at home in the UK.
|Tamla / Motown / Stax|
Tamla Motown was a record company formed in the early 1960s and headquartered in Detroit, popularising a particular style of soul music. Stax was based in Memphis as a sister label to Volt Records, which popularised so-called Southern Soul and Memphis Soul music which was popular at the same time as Tamla Motown's output. Both labels had very identifiable yet similar sounds that is still very popular with soul afficionados today.
The 1970's was a rich and varied time for music with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac,The Carpenters, Elton John, The Eagles, America, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Paul McCartney and Wings, Bread and Steely Dan.
The mid-1970s saw the rise of disco music with bands like the Bee Gees, ABBA, Village People, Boney M, Donna Summer, KC and the Sunshine Band.
Hard rock and Heavy metal also emerged with British bands like Led Zeppelin, Free, The Who, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, and Judas Priest and Queen . The Australian band AC/DC also found its hard rock origins in the early 1970s and its breakthrough in 1979's Highway to Hell, while popular American rock bands included Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper and Kiss.
The mid-'70s saw the rise of punk music, major acts include the Ramones, Stranglers, Blondie, The Sex Pistols and The Clash.
Fun Facts about Andrew Foster
We asked Andrew Foster to supply some snippets of information about themselves, just for fun!
|What year did you start DJing?|
|Where was your first gig?|
Ashton Town Hall
|How much did you earn from your first gig?|
|What would be your one favourite type of event?|
|Who is your favourite commercial DJ?|
|What is your absolute favourite musical genre?|
Dance & R&b
|Which song would you send into Room 101?|
|Which band or artist would you send into Room 101?|
|Who is your favourite musical artist?|
|What was the most embarassing moment in your DJ career to date?|
Setting the smoke alarm off at a wedding
|What do you think is the BEST part of DJing?|
Watching the guests have a great time
|What do you think is the WORST part of DJing?|
loading in setting up and taking down
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