Andrew Farriss - Andrew Farriss CD
While the name Andrew Farriss resonates in industry circles alongside his band INXS and the many hits he penned while they topped the charts, he is rightfully considered one of the country's most prolific songwriters, having written, produced and performed music for acts such as Yothu Yindi, Tom Jones, Tania Kernaghan and Jenny Morris.
In recent years, he has been co-writing with some of the biggest names in Nashville, including the likes of Grammy-award winning songwriters Gordon Kennedy and Paul Overstreet, as well as veritable country music songsmiths Frank J Myers, James Dean Hicks and Bruce Wallace to name a few.
For Andrew, many of the tracks from his forthcoming album draw on the songwriter's own life experiences – directly or indirectly – some are from the archives and have been revisited, while others have been written recently specifically for this release. He is looking forward to being part of Australia's biggest country music festival to showcases his new material and acknowledges the great support he has received from music fans and critics alike.
"I really appreciate the very positive encouragement and support I've received from the country music community and country music fans during the recording and songwriting process for my first solo album," he says. "I loved writing this album. As a songwriter, I've always been a fan of country music, particularly old-school country and western – cowboy songs and country rock. During my songwriting I wanted to include the fusion of country, folk, rock, funk and blues, blended with country music instruments, and with the emphasis on recording live in the studio wherever possible."