Andy Irvine is musician, author, and educator who has achieved worldwide recognition. His devotion to his craft of the bass guitar, and sharing that love with others, has established him as a leading musicianship coach and respected source of encouragement to countless players around the entire globe. Andy has toured throughout 26 countries sharing his musical concepts and spreading his own brand of funky cheer, while presenting musicianship lectures, bass clinics and master classes. He has published 500+ lesson and instrument demonstration videos on his own Youtube page, and in association with various instrument and gear brands whom he has had freelance marketing affiliation.
Irvine's musicianship journey began in 1982 when he was given a bass guitar for his 12th birthday. From that moment forward Andy was filled with a passion and insatiable appetite for all things music, which shaped the direction of his entire life. As a band leader, touring pro side man and accomplished session musician, Andy has developed a highly individual style, and continues to do so. With a playful spirit, infinitely open mind to all music styles, and his devotion to the pocket groove, he is respected far and wide by his fans, peers and the music industry as a whole.
Andy has 3 album releases of completely original material to his credit, in addition to recording credits on over 50 other albums. In 2014 he authored the book "Passion and Action a Musician's Journey" which has garnered exceptional reviews worldwide. He has published 3 educational DVD's, two of which were produced by leading music education distributor True Fire, "Bass Mechanics - Crucial Groove" -2015, and "30 Beginner Bass Grooves You Must know" - 2016. The 3rd ( a 90 min multi topic musicianship lecture) he produced himself "Joyful Musicianship-Mechanics & Mindset" - 2014. In May of 2016 Andy launched The Daily Funk Club website/forum, a completely free donation driven website for all bassists to learn, read interviews with renown bassists and builders, share their own videos and insights within the community, and check out a wide variety of basses, amps and gear. In May of 2016 Andy joined top Colorado blues/soul act The Johnny O Band and perform regularly with the band, as well as with performing and recording various other Colorado bands and artists.
All his music albums, book and educational products are available in the shop section at www.TheDailyFunkClub.com