UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

 

Saturday, November 25 – Kids show – Eastminster Church – 432 Bridge St. E., Belleville – 10:30 a.m. – $5. adults, kids free

Friday, December 8 – Classics & Curiosities – Legendz Pub – 5529 ON-62, Belleville (Rossmore) – 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 16 – Classics & Curiosities – Beaufort Pub – 173 Dundas St. E., Belleville – 9 p.m.

 

 

cover photo courtesy Lisa MacIntosh Photography

bio photo courtesy Tammy Tischbein

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 and retirement homes
  • Performs one man guitar and voice show “Classics and Curiosities … 3 Chords & A Capo” at various regional pubs, restaurants and wineries
  • Performs with The Good Ol’ Boys – acoustic rock and traditional country
  • Performs special corporate, community and private events with Big Black Smoke – the best of the British Invasion & the Nth American Revolution
  • 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