Showstopper at The Lyric

Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to my first gig of the year, getting back together with Showstopper! The Improvised Musical on January 24th at The Lyric Theatre.

I’m excited to be getting back with this inspiring and ingenious group. Their monthly residency has been up and running again since the autumn, but for me this will be my first show back. Last time I played with them was just as the announcement came in March 2020 that the West End would close. The show was cancelled half an hour before we were due on stage – so we went ahead anyway in the empty theatre and livestreamed it via mobile phones. Turned out to be a pioneering performance!

Tickets for the next show are available here:


Live gigs with Alvorada

It’s been great to get back on stage recently with Alvorada – our first gigs in months!

We played at Magpie’s Nest Festival, run by Nest Collective, on a beautiful day in early June. Then last night, we returned to a newly re-fitted Harrison Pub, for a joyful evening with a delightfully energetic audience.

Our next gigs coming up are at Peggy’s Skylight in Nottingham on July 16th, and Walthamstow’s Fellowship Square on July 25th.



My new album, ‘Song Unsung’ is released today on Oti-O Records!

It’s available on streaming, digital download and CD at: https://andrewwoolf.bandcamp.com/album/song-unsung

The album features my own compositions (plus one arrangement of a contemporary Brazilian song). I play tenor sax throughout, alongside the wonderful Joe Auckland (trumpet), Rob Updegraff (guitar), Dave Manington (double bass) and Simon Roth (drums).

The beautiful design for the album was created by Max Franosch. I’m delighted with how it came out looking, and think the expressive imagery is perfectly in keeping with the music.


Thank you Crowdfunder supporters!

I was really touched by all the contributions and messages from everyone who supported the crowdfunding campaign for ‘Song Unsung’.

The campaign was a success, raising £2525 towards the costs of the album, and have made possible the commission of an exciting video animation to go with the title track.

Aware that many musicians are continuing to struggle as a result of the pandemic, and that my situation is pretty fortunate, I also decided to donate £200 from the proceeds to Help Musicians, a charity which supports musicians who are in difficulty.

I’m starting to send out rewards to supporters imminently, so you’ll be able to hear it very soon!

The album will be officially released on Oti-O Records on June 25th. It is available through Bandcamp, and can be pre-ordered here:

Thanks once again to everyone who supported!

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Cancelled dates

Performances sadly cancelled due to Covid-19:

March 29th – London Vocal Project @ Pizza Express, Soho
March 29th – Roda de choro @ The Harrison, Kings Cross
April 3rd – Alvorada @ The Post, Seven Sisters
April 9th – Alvorada @ Future Inn, Bristol
April 10th – Alvorada @ Royal Festival Hall Central Bar, Southbank
May 19th – Alvorada & Luciana Rabello @ Pizza Express, Holborn
June 7th – Alvorada @ Florence Works, Islington
June 12th – Alvorada @ Fleece Jazz, Colchester
August 7th-31st – Showstopper @ Pleasance Grand, Edinburgh Festival
August 12th – Alvorada @ Lake District Summer Music International Festival
August 13th – Alvorada @ The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
September 6th – Alvorada @ London Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House, Camden


London Vocal Project + Printmakers

This Sunday 16th June is a special gig for London Vocal Project. We’ll be taking part in a special concert called The Many Voices of Eve, in a collaboration with The Printmakers. The concert will feature Nikki Iles and Norma Winstone, and will focus particularly on female songwriters, lyricists and poets. Nikki has written some new music especially for the occasion, which we have been working on for a couple of months. It is gorgeous music which I’ve fallen in love with, it’s really exciting to be performing it this weekend.

We’ll also be doing a pop-up a capella set in the foyer before the main concert. This will feature music by female singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Tori Amos and Kate Bush, in some new arrangements by Brendan Dowse. The free pop-up set is at 7pm, and the main concert begins at 8pm.