Colorado Springs, CO
Solo Piano Artist and Composer, Adam Andrews, creates music that focuses on bringing healing and hope to his listeners. He has released three albums; Prayers in the Dark (2016), A Thousand Springs (2015), and Road to Ambo (2014). His music is available everywhere, including Pandora, Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, Music Choice (Soundscapes Channel), Sirius XM, Spotify, Apple Music, and has been a best seller at Amazon. His albums have received several honors:
- Prayers in the Dark - Winner of Whisperings Album of the Year (solopianoradio.com); Winner of Christian Album of the Year (SoloPiano.com); Kathy Parsons 2016 Favorites (MainlyPiano.com)
- A Thousand Springs - Nominated for Best Solo Piano Album (EPR Awards)
- Road to Ambo - Nominated for Best New Artist (ZMR Awards); Nominated for Best Solo Piano Album (One World Music Awards).
In 2014, Adam released his first solo album, Road to Ambo. It was inspired by our journey to adopt our son from Ambo in Ethiopia; the love I have for my family; and my dreams of justice and relief for those who are suffering. Andrews released his second solo piano recording, A Thousand Springs, in 2015. In this, he created music that captures the experience of a retreat into nature for reflection and renewal. In 2016, Andrews released Prayers in the Dark, which shares his journey, through music, to find gratefulness and peace during a difficult season in life.
Andrews, who now lives in Colorado Springs, grew up in Denver, Colorado, with a mother who studied music in college and often sang to him when he was a small child. At age seven he began taking classical piano lessons from two progressive teachers that encouraged students to compose their own pieces for recital performances; included jazz, boogie-woogie and improvisation in the curriculum; and even jammed with their students. Adam studied Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Chopin, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. He had a natural inclination to learn by listening and memorizing, and struggled to read music. He took his last piano lesson at age 13, and still plays entirely by ear and memory.
During high school his interest in classical music waned as he became involved in playing sports and listening to rock music. Andrews graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, but soon began to play the piano more actively again. Adam found joy by composing piano music. He often says that playing the piano makes a bad day good, and a good day better. He founded the contemporary Christian band, Cede. Their popularity performing for youth groups led to them being hired for a lengthy tour of parent-teen conferences in large churches, auditoriums and arenas all over North America. In five years the band recorded and released four successful albums of original material—The Roots, Surrender, To You and Carried Away. The group performed at conferences headlined by Michael W. Smith and Third Day; played in a Denver sports arena on the same bill with Steven Curtis Chapman and Delirious; and opened other shows for Waterdeep and Cindy Morgan.
After leaving Cede, Andrews continued composing and occasionally performing for church services, worship groups and conferences. He also established a successful career as a Senior Director at a major non-profit where he contributed to the launch of an orphan care outreach and shaped international ministries to families. Andrews says he has been influenced musically by pop groups such as U2, Coldplay and Needtobreathe as well as new age pianists such as Jim Brickman, Jon Schmidt, and Ludovico Einaudi.