Andy Langton


I was brought up playing classical music but then self-taught myself guitar and bass. I then played in church bands for years until recently discovering the local acoustic/folk scene. Now I play guitar and lead in an acoustical trio doing a lot of our own songs and bass in a 60s/70s cover band.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music gives me a chance to express myself, spend time with others and explore boundaries.

What is your music dream?

To play our own stuff in front of good size audiences and tour a bit. And maybe write one song that would financially support my co-writer!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Insist on honesty!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Keep the customer satisfied, off Bridge over troubled water.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Who, and The Eagles.

What inspires you to make music?

Playing with other people and inspiring others in the process.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Hey, you too can do something you didn’t expect!

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Challenged, wanting to engage.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Difficult with Covid and so much competition but ok if you are prepared to be humble.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far, interesting, but only just joined!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lack of opportunity!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, go to lots of local gigs and open mics - there’s are a lot here.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Persistence, happy to play anywhere, patience. Winsome, engaging personality helps. Oh and some ability!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

M J Boulter (based in Southend, Essex, UK) Trevor Valentine, local musician, lovely man. Ian Luther, another local musician, trainer, encourager of musicians.