Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Saturday 26 January 2013

Former Razorlight Drummer Andy Burrows Requests Your 'Company' @ Komedia

Andy Burrows has recently put the heady days of pop stardom behind him and appealed to an even younger audience care of a commission to write a soundtrack for the recent sequel to the Snowman.


The former Razorlight drummer received the call to congratulate him his own compositions and to enquire if he"d be up for working on the musical side of the new production.

"It was a total dream to get something like that. The Snowman is part of our culture. I grew up with it. Plus I love Christmas, just everything about this time of year, it's so magical."


Following his five year drum tenure with Razorlight, Burrows went on to guest with We Are Scientists, before releasing his second solo album, Company, in autumn of last year.

He"d already showed his song-writing prowess by providing the hits, America and Before I Fall to Pieces, and having been a key figure in shaping the Razorlight sound, as well as putting out his debut long player, The Colour of My Dreams. 

Burrows had said in the past that his five years in Razorlight had been "an amazing experience," and that he"d left the band "for personal reasons" and that decided to "pursue other musical ventures."


His former forntman, Johnny Borrell, said he would "miss" the drummer, and that. "over the last two albums and five years Andy has been an integral part of Razorlight and we will miss him.

"From the day he walked into our rehearsal studio it was obvious that he was an amazing drummer and he"s contributed on many levels beyond that. 

"He's been a great player and a great friend and I think we'll both always be proud of the music we've made together."

Burrows is now set to tour Company and arrives at Komedia on 18th February. See komedia.co.uk/brighton for more details.

by: Mike Cobley




Share    


Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts is set to host a series of shows encompassing contemporary music, digital art and installation to begin the Autumn 2017 season. 

New images which have just been released give a unique insight into excavations at the historic Quaker burial site which was discovered earlier this month during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.

Little Barrie's fifth album, Death Express, packs a heavy punch, channelling the three members' ferocious musical chops into a raw, DIY response to today's atmosphere of confusion and division.

Brighton's Chris Riddell, illustrator, political cartoonist and author, is behind a newVoluntary Service Overseas (VSO) fundraising campaign to help babies 'draw' their first breath in Sierra Leone, which has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. 

For two months, a group of artists that live with an invisible disability have been creating visual, sound and interactive artworks with the aim of educating the public on what it's like to live with a hidden illness. 

Sussex Nightstop – a Brighton-based emergency accommodation service – will be featured in a national TV documentary this month.
Pic By Andy Sturmey

Love Supreme Jazz Festival is now an annual fixture for Sussex music lovers who like their music to match their taste in fine wines.

Brighton Pier will be transformed into a spectacular science showcase during this year's British Science Festival, organisers have announced.
Akvile Magicdust with Lily Gould

Award-winning Lithuanian illustrator Akvile Magicdust has been mentoring students at Brighton Metropolitan College as part of the Pop Up Projects’ International Illustrator's Exchange programme

The Capture Collective are members of Brighton & Hove Photography Club, a Photoworks initiative enabling the city's 13-16 year olds to meet regularly, develop their camera skills, produce photographs for a display and gain an Arts Award certificate.

They are the band responsible for a large part of the soundtrack of the Mod era and enjoyed a rollercoaster ride through the perils of the music world.
Blue Remembered Hills Cast During Rehearsal

Identity Theatre Company are bringing Dennis Potter's groundbreaking play Blue Remembered Hills to the Brighton Open Air Theatre this July.

In just one week this year's Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns to Glynde Place, East Sussex, for a three-day event jam packed with performances from a diverse cross section of jazz, soul and pop talent.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd