Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K.

Real Name:
Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier
Andrew W.K. was born May 9, 1979 in Stanford, California, and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

At age 4, he began learning classical piano at The University of Michigan School of Music. He attended the private college preparatory Greenhills School for middle school before attending the alternative Community High School from 1993–1997, where he studied jazz keyboard.

In 1993, when he was 14, Andrew joined the band Slam, later to be called Reverse Polarity. His first public recording, "Mr. Surprise", came out on the Plant The Flower Seeds compilation released by the Westside Audio Laboratories label (now known as Ypsilanti Records) out of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Over the next 5 years he was in many different bands in Michigan such as Lab Lobotomy, The Pterodactyls (2), Music Band, Mr. Velocity Hopkins, Kathode, The Portly Boys, Kangoo, The Beast People, Stormy Rodent, a later iteration of Scheme, the Malt Lickers, Isis & Werewolves, and Sucking Coeds. In 1994 he also started a group called Ancient Art Of Boar, later making it a solo project titled AAB, which ended in 1998, when Andrew moved from Ypsilanti to New York City. Later in 1998, his first official solo release as Andrew Wilkes-Krier, titled Room To Breathe, was released on the Brighton (later Ann Arbor) noise/experimental label Hanson Records.

In 2005, Andrew announced that he would begin performing as a self-help, new age motivational speaker. He accepted invitations to speak at Yale University, New York University, The University of Wisconsin, Carnegie Mellon University, The Cooper Union, Missouri Western State University, and Northeastern University.

At the end of 2007 Andrew accepted an invitation to produce a new album, Repentance, for veteran reggae artist Lee Perry. The two had met when Andrew interviewed Perry for DirecTV.

In April 2008 Andrew performed live at Roadburn with David Tibet's Current 93, playing bass. This show was documented on the Birth Canal Blues Live release. He also contributed vocals to the 2009 album Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain.

In Spring of 2008, Andrew and three partners opened a multi-level nightclub and live concert hall in downtown Manhattan, New York City. The venue is named Santos Party House, and features 8,000 square feet of dance floor and concert facilities, and over 150 loud-speakers.

In February 2009, Andrew found a loophole in his contractual constraints and formed the record label Skyscraper Music Maker, based in London, England and Manhattan, New York City. The second release on the label was Andrew's album of "spontaneous solo piano improvisations", entitled 55 Cadillac.

In the Summer of 2009, the Cartoon Network announced that Andrew would be hosting and creating music for a new live-action TV program called Destroy Build Destroy. The show features Andrew working with two teams of teenagers, competing to "blow stuff up and use the wreckage to build amazing machines". The show premiered on June 20, 2009.
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Andrew W.K. Discography


Andrew W.K. I Get Wet (Album, Comp) Island Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. The Wolf (Album) Island Records Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. Close Calls With Brick Walls (Album) Universal Music, R. Jayne Japan 2006 Sell This Version
UICE-1142 Andrew W.K. Premium Collection - The Japan Covers(CD, Album) Universal Music UICE-1142 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. 55 Cadillac (Album) Skyscraper Music Maker UK & US 2009 Sell This Version
UICZ-1326 Andrew W.K. Gundam Rock(CD, Album) Universal Strategic Marketing Japan UICZ-1326 Japan 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Andrew W.K. Party Til You Puke (EP) Bulb Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. Girls Own Juice EP (EP) Bulb Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. Party Hard (Single) Mercury, Mercury Australia 2001 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. She Is Beautiful (Single, Maxi) Mercury US 2002 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. We Want Fun (Maxi, Single) Island Records Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none Andrew W.K. She Is Beautiful(CDr, Single, Promo) Mercury none UK 2002 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. Never Let Down (Single) Island Records Europe 2003 Sell This Version
B0000938-00 Andrew W.K. Tear It Up(CD, Single + DVD-V, NTSC) Island Records B0000938-00 US 2003 Sell This Version
UICE-5014 Andrew W.K. Kiseki(CD, Single) Universal Music K.K. UICE-5014 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. / Riverboat Gamblers* Andrew W.K. / Riverboat Gamblers* - We Got A Groove / Prophetic Visions Of The Coming End Times Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club US 2009 Sell This Version
JPN113, JPN114, JPN115 Andrew W.K. / Walker & Cantrell / Felt Letters Andrew W.K. / Walker & Cantrell / Felt Letters - The Journal Of Popular Noise Vol. 1 Issues 13 - 15 Spring/Summer 2009(3x7", Ltd, Num) Journal Of Popular Noise JPN113, JPN114, JPN115 US 2009 Sell This Version
CLEO 18, MRS-130 The Evaporators / Andrew W.K. The Evaporators / Andrew W.K. - A Wild Pear(7", Single, Whi) NardWuar Records, Mint Records (12) CLEO 18, MRS-130 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
AVCD-31659/B Marty Friedman Feat. Andrew W.K. Marty Friedman Feat. Andrew W.K. - Kiba(CD, Single, Ltd, Pic + DVD-V, Ltd, NTSC, 2) Avex Trax AVCD-31659/B Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BSM090 Andrew W.K. I'm A Vagabond(7", Shape, Single, Ltd, Squ) Big Scary Monsters, Steev Mike BSM090 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Andrew W.K. Party All Goddamn Night(File, AAC, Single) Steev Mike none Japan 2011
WSC2012 Andrew W.K. & The W.S.C. Andrew W.K. & The W.S.C. - Go Go Go Go(File, MP3, Single, 320) Scandinavian Leather Recordings WSC2012 Norway 2011
none Andrew W.K. I Was Born To Love You(File, AAC, Single) Universal Music LLC none Japan 2011
UICE-1174 Andrew W.K. The "Party All Goddamn Night" EP(CD, EP) Universal Music, STEEV MIKE UICE-1174 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
none Marty Friedman featuring Andrew W.K. Marty Friedman featuring Andrew W.K. - (4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Avex Trax none Japan 2012


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