6 December 1956 (age 61)
There are two artists with the name Andy Smith, (1) the DJ, producer and musician and (2) the Bristol, UK, based musician.
(1) Smith regularly appears in clubs across the world and his strong cult following has secured him constant DJ bookings including several residencies at:
Cargo (London) – Andy Smith presents The Document Live Sessions
Jazz Café (London) – Andy Smith's Northern Soul/Freestyle Mix Sessions
Madame Jo Jos (London) – Lost and Found (with Keb Darge)
Tamla Tuesdays (London) – The Big Chill Bar
The Button Factory (Dublin)
Dachstock – (Bern Switzerland)
His appreciation of different genres made Smith the ideal person to provide sample material for Portishead on their first two albums. He went on to make his name as the band's international tour DJ – reflecting their respect for both the art of digging for breaks and hip-hop scratch DJ-ing. Hip-hop elements formed the basis of the unique Portishead sound. He was also responsible for an edition of Radio 1's Essential Mix which was broadcast under the Portishead name.
He has also appeared with the Fugees, Republica, and Prophets of the City.
(2) Andy Smith released his début album. Rock n Roll Goal, in 2012.
(3) A performer with UK folk group harp and a monkey. 2008 -
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