Andrew was gifted with natural musical talent and is often seen during performances moving from one instrument to another. This unique musical ability was recognized early on in the Chicago scene. When his age could still be measured in single digits, Andrew was signed as an on-camera actor, jingle singer and voice-over artist by the same agency that handled such notables as Freddy Savage, Daryl Hanna and Tempest Blodsoe. Over the last 20 years Andrew has recorded radio and television commercials for such prominent companies as: McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Sears, Dean Foods, Craft, Capt’n Crunch, Chevy Automotive, JCPenny and many more.
Andrew was fortunate, from an uncommonly early age, to be able to perform, record, and gain experience working in million dollar studios only available to musical professionals. Over the last 23 years, Andrew has been racking up literally THOUSANDS of live performances that have honed his expertise and experience as a one-of-a-kind entertainment specialist. This has given him the standing as a leading frontman for night club dance and corporate event entertainment in Chicago and around the country.
Andrew has shared the stage with artists and groups such as Adam Lambert, Kip Winger, Neon Trees, Train, Santana, Brett Michaels, Hansen, Blue Oyster Cult, Lou Grahm, Firehouse and countless others. He has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, WGN and Fox and has performed at nearly every major venue and festival in Chicago as well as fly dates and events all over the country.
Cover tunes that sound like the original are an Andrew Blake specialty. His exceptional vocal range and ability to manipulate his voice to sound like the recording made him a perfect fit as the frontman for the nationally recognized groups, the Spazmatics and Afrodisiacs. These popular, tongue-in-cheek, party bands use comedy, theme costuming and crowd interaction to liven things up while playing exceptional hit music from chosen eras and genres. During this time, Andrew also founded the band, According to Andrew, which has been pleasing nightclub and festival audiences with Andrew’s original music as well as covers from all eras, including today’s top 40.
All these years of entertaining creativity have been the foundation for the creation and design of the ANDREW BLAKE BAND, and the ANDREW BLAKE ORCHESTRA—dedicated to being one of the premier wedding and event bands in the Chicago area, performing all over the country, where only the very best in talent, sound and presentation can be accepted. The Andrew Blake Band combines virtuosity and showmanship which will make your event a fun and exciting event to remember. Showcasing Chicago’s premier musicians, the Andrew Blake Band is extremely versatile and customizes each performance to suit your special event. The band delivers an evening of powerful and dynamic renditions of classic standards from Frank Sinatra to 70’s disco, 80’s retro, dance classics of the 90’s and the hottest pop tunes on the radio today. Andrew considers this band the crowned jewel of his operation. The band has been honored with induction into The Knot's HALL OF FAME for winning the "Best of Weddings Award' 6 years in a row. Less than 1% of 250,000 wedding vendors in Chicago have achieved this award. The Knot is the country's leading wedding resource for engaged couples.