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Missing Andy are a 5 piece Brit Pop Rock Guitar band from Essex
Missing Andy are a British mod influenced band based in Essex. The group comprises Alex Greaves, Jonathan Sharpe, Rob Jones, Steve Rolls and Elliot Richardson. The band’s debut single “The Way We’re Made (Made In England)” reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the UK Indie Chart in September 2010, after their status was confirmed as runners-up in Sky1’s television talent competition, Must Be The Music. Their debut digital only single The Greatest Show On Earth – Act I was released on 4 October 2010, with four tracks. It is said to be part of a compilation of an unspecified number of singles. Missing Andy have released 3 full studio albums (Generation Silenced, Guerrilla Invasion Pt. 1 and Guerrilla Invasion Pt. 2).
In 2012, Missing Andy began work on a follow-up to Generation Silenced. In January 2013, the band released an Acoustic EP showcasing acoustic versions of new songs that would feature on their new album. The EP consisted of four songs, ‘It’s Over (Acoustic)’, ‘Young Disciple (Acoustic)’, ‘Mr. Policeman (Acoustic)’ and ‘Slip Away (Acoustic)’. The EP gained positive reviews and charted highly in the iTunes rock chart.
The band announced via the internet that their second album is to be called ‘Guerrilla Invasion’ and the first single taken from it will be ‘Feel Like This’. A video for Feel Like This was released on YouTube on 23 February. The single was released on 11 March 2013.
Missing Andy announced via their Twitter page on 29 January, that they would hold an album launch party for Guerrilla Invasion at London’s KOKO on 29 March 2013. Attendees would be able to hear the brand new songs before release and could purchase the album and new merchandise before the album was released.
Guerrilla Invasion was released on 1 April 2013 as 2 parts. The parts are available to download from iTunes, Amazon and Play. CD formats are also available from Missing Andy’s official website.