3:20pm Sun 11 June at Garden Stage at The Olive Branch | Free
Born in Portsmouth, Andrew Foster grew up in the small market town of Havant on the South Coast of England. Surrounded by areas of rural tranquillity in one direction and the hustle and bustle of the great port of Portsmouth in the other, Andrew’s folk infused music tells tales of life by the sea, touching on the enchantment and legend of an area rich in Roman, Saxon and Tudor history.
Remaining wholeheartedly true to his roots with each and every original composition, Andrew has received both local and national publication critical acclaim. His album was given 4 Stars by R2 Rock N Reel magazine who reported ‘Andrew has a firm but gentle voice, a melodic acoustic guitar style which is allied with intelligent lyrics’.
For the last five years, Andrew has toured the UK supporting acts such Cara Dillon, Terry Reid, Turin Brakes, Passenger and Jack Savoretti. Playing in theatres, art centres and intimate acoustic club venues, Andrew’s live set captures an audiences’ imagination with The News Portsmouth commenting on his live show saying ‘His on-stage persona is charming and the stories behind the songs are told with a twinkle in the eye and a nice line in self-deprecation’ .
From felonious smugglers to toasty camp fires, busy fisherman to delicate stretches of beach and time-worn piers to moody weather fronts, Andrew’s acoustic compositions are influenced by traditional song-writing sensibilities.