Real Name:
Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier
Profile:
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, motivational speaker and "professional partier", currently based in New York City, NY.

Current live band members:
Erik Payne – Guitar and vocals
Gregg Roberts – Bass and vocals
Cherie Lily – Vocals
Dave Pino – Guitar and vocals
Amanda Lepre – Guitar and vocals
Clark Kegley – Drums
Erica "ET" Pino – Keyboards and vocals

Past live band members:
Jimmy Coup – Guitar and vocals
Sgt. Frank – Guitar and vocals
Donald Tardy – Drums
Kendall Andrews – Guitar and vocals
Rich Russo – Drums
Blake Canaris – Bass and vocals
Justin Payne – Guitar and vocals

Andrew was born May 9, 1979 in Stanford, California, son of James E. Krier and Wendy Wilkes, 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.
Over the next 5 years he was in many different bands in Michigan, most notably The Pterodactyls (2) (as L.A. Ellington) and Kathode (as Glaucomanie).

During 1996 he founded two labels: V. Records, featuring releases from Japanese noise and hardcore artists, and Rock Side BK, where he made up a fake catalog and would record each release himself as they were ordered, with fictional band names such as The Portly Boys and Haunted Elegance.

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 Hanson Records. Another tape, titled You Are What You Eat was supposed to be released shortly after, but the masters went missing. That same year, he appeared on the Hanson Records compilation Labyrinths & Jokes. The track appearing on the compilation was a portion of the soundtrack Andrew made for Poltergeist, a movie made by Aaron Dilloway and himself.

In 2000, he released his first EP, Girls Own Juice EP, on Bulb Records, which would be the first solo release under the Andrew W.K. name (he appeared under the name on the Wolf Eyes EP Fortune Dove earlier that year). He released one more EP, Party Til You Puke, and was scheduled to release a self-titled LP on the label, but ended up signing to Island Def Jam Music Group before its proper release.

Andrew released his debut album on Island Records, I Get Wet , in 2001. The album is known for its cover art: a photo of him with a stream of blood running from his nose onto his chin and neck. I Get Wet soon rose to the #1 position on Billboard's 'Heatseekers' list, and its lead single, Party Hard, became Andrew's biggest hit.
He later contributed to Jackass The Movie • The Official Soundtrack with We Want Fun, which would also become one of his most famous songs.
His second album, The Wolf, was released in 2003. Despite not reaching the status of his previous album, it was still commercially succesful. On tour for the album, Andrew was injured on stage and broke his foot. Not wanting to let his fans down, he performed the remainder of the tour in a wheelchair.

In 2004, Andrew had a television show on MTV2 titled Your Friend, Andrew W.K., in which fans would write letters to Andrew asking for his help and he would pick certain letters and go to visit them. The series lasted for 11 episodes, each about 9 or 10 minutes in length. During the filming of the show, Andrew was in a car crash but sustained no serious injuries.

In late 2004, legal disputes surrounding the use of Andrew W.K.'s name emerged, which prevented him from using it in the US and affected his possibility to release music there. He began performing as a self-help, new age motivational speaker in 2005.
In 2006, after premiering the live concert film Who Knows?, he released his third album, Close Calls With Brick Walls = 兄貴、危機一髪!, exclusively in Asia due to the aforementioned legal troubles.

Also during 2006 Andrew joined Tom Smith (2)'s To Live And Shave In L.A., and served as producer on Noon And Eternity together with Close Calls With Brick Walls co-producer Don Fleming.
In April 2008 he 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.

On October 4, 2008, Andrew married Cherie Pourtabib (also known as Cherie Lily), four years after the couple met.

In Spring of 2008, Andrew and three partners opened a multi-level nightclub and live concert hall in downtown Manhattan, New York City, called Santos Party House. The venue would shut down in May, 2016.

After being comissioned to record ringtones with covers of Japanese songs in 2008, Andrew recorded Premium Collection - The Japan Covers, released exclusively in Japan together with the compilation Premium Collection - The Very Best So Far. Because of his cover of "Ai Senshi" ("Soldiers Of Sorrow") from the film Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers Of Sorrow, he was approached by Nippon Sunrise, Inc. to record an entire album of Gundam covers to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise. The result was Gundam Rock, released in 2009.

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, released on the same day Gundam Rock was released in Japan.
After some legal disputes, the label was absorved and renamed into Steev Mike in 2010. Its first release under the new name was the double disc set Close Calls With Brick Walls & Mother Of Mankind, finally reissuing the third album globally.

In the Summer of 2009, 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. Cartoon Network also used Andrew W.K. in a video about the network's shift away from cartoons toward live-action shows, with the song "Hearing What I Say" (adapted from his 2006 song "Not Going to Bed")

In 2011 Andrew released The "Party All Goddamn Night" EP as another Japan exclusive, with the announcement of a new full album in the works. This did not materialize right away, however, due to Andrew partaking several other projects since.
In 2013 he became the vocalist of Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg, until 2015. He was also selected as the opening act for Black Sabbath's 2013 North American tour.
In the same year he also announced his own book, The Party Bible, to be published by Simon & Schuster, and in 2016 he became an advice columnist for VICE.

In 2018 Andrew finally released his next LP, You're Not Alone, heavily influenced by his motivational work.
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ws#9 Andrew W.K. - Bright Dole album art Ancient Art Of Boar Ancient Art Of Boar - Bright Dole(Cass, Album) Westside Audio Laboratories ws#9 US 1996 Sell This Version
BLB-065 Andrew W.K. - Fortune Dove album art Wolf Eyes Wolf Eyes - Fortune Dove(12", EP) Bulb Records BLB-065 US 2000 Sell This Version
BLB-068 Andrew W.K. - Girls Own Juice EP album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - Girls Own Juice EP(CD, EP) Bulb Records BLB-068 US 2000 Sell This Version
NME AOTY DEC 2001 Andrew W.K. - NME Presents 2001 The Album Of The Year album art Various Party Til You Puke (as Andrew WK) Various - NME Presents 2001 The Album Of The Year(CD, Comp) New Musical Express NME AOTY DEC 2001 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. - She Is Beautiful album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - She Is Beautiful (Single) Island Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet (Album, Comp) Island Records UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
ISLR 15495-2 Andrew W.K. - Party Hard album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - Party Hard(CD, Single, Enh, Promo) Island Def Jam Music Group ISLR 15495-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
ISLR 15913-2 Andrew W.K. - Never Let Down album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - Never Let Down(CD, Single, Copy Prot., Promo) Island Records ISLR 15913-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. - The Wolf album art Andrew W.K. = アンドリューW.K.* Andrew W.K. = アンドリューW.K.* - The Wolf (Album) Island Records Japan 2003 Sell This Version
B0000938-00 Andrew W.K. - Tear It Up album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - Tear It Up(CD, Single + DVD-V, NTSC) Island Records B0000938-00 US 2003 Sell This Version
ISLR 15905-2 Andrew W.K. - Specialty Radio Sampler album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - Specialty Radio Sampler(CD, Copy Prot., Promo, Smplr) Island Records ISLR 15905-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
ATM-CD-51607 Andrew W.K. - Best Of Video Game Music Hits Vol. 1 album art Various Tear It Up (as Andrew WK) Various - Best Of Video Game Music Hits Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Artemis Records ATM-CD-51607 US 2004 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. - Close Calls With Brick Walls = 兄貴、危機一髪! album art Andrew W.K. = アンドリューW.K.* Andrew W.K. = アンドリューW.K.* - Close Calls With Brick Walls = 兄貴、危機一髪! (Album) Universal Music, R. Jayne Japan 2006 Sell This Version
MPK 7041 Andrew W.K. - Noon And Eternity album art To Live And Shave In L.A. To Live And Shave In L.A. - Noon And Eternity(CD, Album) Menlo Park Recordings MPK 7041 US 2006 Sell This Version
FP1104-2 Andrew W.K. - We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love album art Dax Riggs Dax Riggs - We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love(CD, Album) Fat Possum Records FP1104-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
FP1104-2 Andrew W.K. - We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love album art Dax Riggs Dax Riggs - We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love(CD, Album) Fat Possum Records FP1104-2 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. - Repentance album art Lee "Scratch" Perry* Lee "Scratch" Perry* - Repentance (Album) Narnack Records US 2008 Sell This Version
Durtro Jnana 008 Andrew W.K. - Heart Of The Sun album art Pantaleimon At Dawn (Vogel) (as Andrew W.K) Pantaleimon - Heart Of The Sun(CD, Album) Durtro, Jnana Records Durtro Jnana 008 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
UICE-5014 Andrew W.K. - Kiseki album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - Kiseki(CD, Single) Universal Music K.K. UICE-5014 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UICE-1144/5, UICE-1144, UICE-1145 Andrew W.K. - Premium Collection = 一挙両得~ベスト&カヴァーズ album art Andrew W.K. = アンドリューW.K.* Andrew W.K. = アンドリューW.K.* - Premium Collection = 一挙両得~ベスト&カヴァーズ(CD, Comp + CD, Album) Universal Music, Universal Music, Universal Music UICE-1144/5, UICE-1144, UICE-1145 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UICE-1142 Andrew W.K. - Premium Collection - The Japan Covers album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - Premium Collection - The Japan Covers(CD, Album) Universal Music UICE-1142 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. - Bangers & Beans album art Aleister X Aleister X - Bangers & Beans (EP) Skyscraper Music Maker UK & US 2009 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. - 55 Cadillac album art Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. - 55 Cadillac (Album) Skyscraper Music Maker US 2009 Sell This Version
Andrew W.K. - A Wild Pear album art The Evaporators / Andrew W.K. The Evaporators / Andrew W.K. - A Wild Pear (Single) NardWuar Records, Mint Records (12) Canada 2009 Sell This Version
VEVC 0010 Andrew W.K. - We Got A Groove / Prophetic Visions Of The Coming End Times album art Andrew W.K. / Riverboat Gamblers* We Got A Groove Andrew W.K. / Riverboat Gamblers* - We Got A Groove / Prophetic Visions Of The Coming End Times(7", Ltd, Num, Gra) Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club VEVC 0010 US 2009 Sell This Version