UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Saturday, July 1 – 11:30 a.m. & 2:20 p.m. – Canada Day Celebrations, Family Stage, Zwicks Island Park, Belleville

Friday, July 7 – 5 p.m. – Belleville Waterfront and Ethnic Festival, Main Stage, Zwicks Island Park, Belleville

 

cover photo courtesy Lisa MacIntosh Photography

This Is Canada video courtesy  Lot48 Film Co.  Song written and performed by Andy Forgie.

1970’s

  • Began professional career in mid-70’s.
  • Composed & recorded for Quality Records in Canada and Buddha Records in the USA with the original “Creed”, who created a regional stir with the single “Westminster Abbey”.
  • Opened concerts for top 70’s acts, “Edward Bear”, “The Stampeders” & “A Foot in Cold Water” also shared billing with rock & roll pioneer Wolfman Jack.
  • Toured throughout Ontario, Quebec & the Maritimes.
  • Performed American showcases in Manhattan & various New York state colleges.

1980’s

  • As lead vocalist & composer for Canadian pop group”Photograph” released album for Capitol Records on the Parlophone Label.
  • Debut single “The Last Dance” received national recognition & charts in top 10 in various markets.
  • Worked in studio with Daniel Lanois (producer for U2, Bob Dylan) and Tom Cochrane.
  • Toured with The Monks and opened for April Wine, Toronto, Goddo and Blue Rodeo

1990’s

  • Began to focus on children’s/family entertainment
  • Produced & starred in children’s program “The Song Shop” on Community Television in the Belleville and Quinte region
  • Appeared on the History channel in “Sketches of Our Town”
  • Opened for television legend Bob Newhart and impressionist Andre Phillip Gagnon
  • Produced two independent Children’s CD’s to his credit, “My Stuff” & “The Street I Lived On”, the latter featuring Canadian icon Bob Homme (The Friendly Giant)
  • Started a disc jockey service specializing in weddings & corporate events and earned a Reader’s Choice Award for Best DJ in the Belleville/ Quinte area.

Present Day

  • Performs in All You Need Is Love, a celebration of the Beatles, throughout Ontario, USA, England and Belgium
  • Recipient of Quinte Arts Council Arts Recognition Award
  • Inductee to Nicholson Catholic College Wall of Distinction
  • Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Recipient of the YMCA Peace Award
  • Recipient of the Rotary Club International Paul Harris Award
  • Performs musical therapy for the elderly at various nursing homes
  • Performs one man guitar and voice show “Classics and Curiosities … 60’s, 70’s and beyond” at various regional pubs/restaurants
  • Performs with Ed’s Garage, a good time classic rock band
  • Continues to be one of Quinte’s top childrens entertainers
  • Continues to perform on occasion with Photograph for special community and corporate events
  • Promotional Manager for The Empire Theatre, Belleville, ON

For booking information

613-966-6715        aforgie@cogeco.ca

Photo courtesy Tammy Tischbein