Biography...

Andrew Robley

Andrew started his career at the ripe old age of seven as head chorister at Carlisle Cathedral in the UK. From there he went on to star in ITV’s Religious Programme “Praise to Pop” for four years. It was here he made his first appearance before H.M the Queen Of course, as with all choirboys Andrew got to the age where his voice broke & at the age of 16 his now mature voice led him to win the BBC’s “Search for a Star” Competition, which gave him his own radio show.

 

Successful theatre and concert work followed starring alongside many of Britain’s top stars. The musicals Carousel, Oklahoma & Brigadoon are just some of his successes. As well as recording 9 albums, Andrew has appeared regularly on television, most notably in such BBC programmes as Hi De Hi and Lovejoy, as well as numerous commercials and training films.

You can hear him regularly on the BBC Radio 2 Show Good Morning Sunday.

 

1994 had Andrew travelling to America to appear in a Las Vegas Style Revue & on his return to Britain 5 months later he was invited to appear in the 1995 Royal Command Performance on the occasion of the VE Celebrations in London, attended by Her Majesty the Queen and ALL the members of the British Royal Family.

This was simply a dream come true.

How do you follow that?

By playing the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera for three years, one of the most demanding roles in Musical Theatre and one he still enjoys playing.

 

Concerts are also a great joy to Andrew & none more so than being chosen as the soloist for the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Last Night of the Proms.

Following the tragic death of Diana Princess of Wales, Andrew appeared in the first tribute concert given for her, performing the emotional “Candle In The Wind”.

 

In 1999 he was recognised by his peers when he was made the youngest member of the British Show Business Fraternity, The Grand Order of Water Rats. That summer saw Andrew being invited to sing for H.M Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on the occasion of her 100th Birthday.

 

Since then he has been a regular in Royal Circles, singing for the Queens Golden Jubilee & at Windsor Castle for Prince Philips 80th birthday.

The Millennium saw him singing in the Holy Land for the Popes visit & in 2001 a concert season at the Opera House in Manaus.

In 2003 he was chosen to sing for the King & Queen of Norway on Norway’s National Day in Bergen. His recent “Royal” connection was singing for Britain’s Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn’s 90th birthday, attended by the Queen and Baroness Thatcher.

 

Thanks to the cruising world Andrew’s voice has taken him all over the world. On May 6th 2008 during a concert in the United States of America (in the presence of The Spanish Royal Family) he was surprised with The Worldwide Entertainer of the Year award for 2007, for once that “voice” was speechless!

He has since received the award for 2008 and 2009!

 

2009 started with concert appearances in Sydney Australia, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, & with Sir Cliff Richard back in London. The year was spent doing concerts in London, Russia, New York & Canada.

 

2010 began and already Andrew had performed the opening concert for the Rio Carnival, played the Phantom in Australia & came back to the UK to perform his sell-out one man show in London.

The year was spent appearing in London’s West End and in cabaret touring the world, on some of most luxurious ships

 

2011 is here and it see’s Andrew back in the West End and for the first time in five years back in a recording studio. His album “So Lucky” was released in July to critical acclaim. One of the most humbling occasions happened this year when he was chosen to star in a Help The Heroes concert in the presence of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, but most importantly, the men and women of the armed forces. 

The summer found him singing in Italy, the autumn back in New York with a special concert in Central Park, it's a dream come true!

The winter and spring season finds him back in London’s West End in his own Show.

 

Wherever Andrew sings he his happy, whether it’s with a concert orchestra or just a piano, in his own words, he is a “very lucky man”!