Andrew's love for music started at an early age (no he is not the illegitimate son of Jim or Van). Lying flat on his back after surgery on his right eye his parents bought him a copy of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's and the Beach Boys Pet Sounds LPs. Unable to move with both eyes taped shut he fell in love with a sound that was destined to change his life. After purchasing his first electric guitar with his paper route money at age twelve, he spent his teen years studying music from Led Zeppelin to Miles Davis. He became interested in just about every style of music he could get his hands on. Andrew graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood at age nineteen, and went on to form several bands that played venues all over Southern California. Through the years and a variety of musical explorations, Andrew's focus has always remained on songwriting. Better Fiction is a collection of songs that encompass a variety of musical styles. From the pop/rock sounds of Isabelle and Everlasting Girl, the acoustic vibe of November Connection and Reason to Change, to the more jazzy subdued songs like Better Fiction and The Great Unknown. "I couldn't limit myself to just one style. Why would I do that? Music means so many different things to me. I feel that I have made a record of style and substance with a melodic thread running through the whole thing". -AM.