Hey there - I'm Andy. I'm a songwriter from Chicago. I go by Andrew Robert Palmer (or ARP! for short), mainly because when I first started off playing solo (after the break-up of The Mother Z's, my first act with my sister), there was a guy also by the name of Andrew Palmer who played acoustic gigs around Chicago, and I realized I needed to differentiate when I started getting his booking emails. Then I got kinda sick of writing out my full name all the time, so I started using "ARP!" Anyway, I write lots of songs that are all somewhere within the folk/pop-rock realm. I always think I'm more rock than I am, but my wife Molly assures me that I'm "more of a folk artist who uses rock instrumentation." I grew up on a lot of 90's stuff, so if you like lo-fi home-recorded stuff or artists like Elliott Smith, Jonathan Richman or Ben Folds Five, then you'll hopefully like my music too. I have a band called "the nice boys" (also named by my wife, on account of us all being... well, nice, polite boys, I guess), and I either play gigs with them, or I go solo/acoustic. I do lots of recording and I mostly play everything myself when I do, but I have been lucky to meet some awesome musicians in my time who have helped me out a lot on various records. Anyway, that's pretty much it - I'm a songwriter, basically. I keep writing songs and it almost kind of feels like I can't stop, but I love doing it and putting them out into the world. It's fun and it's an obsession. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you listen and enjoy!
I'm not really sure what to do with an email list, but I've always got new songs to share with ya so sign up to hear about that and... I dunno we’ll have a ... coupon day, or something. Also - I might email you about where I'll be rockin' out now and again, if it's a bigger show. I promise I won't bug ya too much though.