Andy Mackay is an English multi-instrumentalist, best known as a founding member of the art rock group Roxy Music.
A classically trained woodwind instrumentalist, Mackay became a member of the art rock band Roxy Music in 1971 after answering an advertisement placed by singer Bryan Ferry. He soon brought Brian Eno into the group. Mackay played oboe and saxophone in Roxy Music, and made a made a vital contribution to the band's unique look, with his Chuck Berry-inspired duckwalk during solos, his pronounced quiff, Star Trek sideburns and outlandish Motown-inspired stage costumes.
Mackay released solo material alongside his work in the band: his debut 'In Search of Eddie Riff' in 1974, 'Resolving Contradictions' in 1978, 'SAMAS Music for the Senses' in 2004 and 'London! New York! Paris! Rome!' in 2009.
Mackay has also worked with Duran Duran, Paul McCartney, John Cale, Yukihiro Takahashi, and many more during his career, as well as forming the Explorers wih Roxy guitarist Phil Manzanera, writing a book 'Electronic Music: The Instruments, the Music & the Musicians' in 1981, and many more accolades.
Now in 2018, Andy Mackay will premiere his new show 3 Psalms at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, accompanied by a full band, choir and a string orchestra conducted by Stephen Barlow. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.