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       Everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask!

Name: Andy Vargo Height: 6 foot 1 ½

Birthday: 21st February Eyes: Blue Green

Star Sign: Pisces Birthplace: Birmingham, UK

Nationality: British  Food: Vegetarian

Pets: 2 cats - Timothy and Ginger
Favourite Football Team:
Aston Villa

Favourite Cricket Team: Worcestershire

Favourite Film: This is Spinal Tap (what else!)

Favourite TV: Star Trek the Next Generation

Heroes: Iggy Pop / Brian Little / Scott Walker / Basil D'Oliveira / David Bowie

Heroines: Annie Lennox / Nancy Sinatra / Debbie Harry / Patricia Arquette / Marilyn Monroe

Favourite Classic Bands: The Stooges / Walker Brothers / Roxy Music / Blondie / Television / Fashion
(Luke James era) / The Who / The Doors / The Tindersticks / Be Bop Deluxe / Black Sabbath /
The Temptations / Sparklehorse / Suicide / T.Rex / / Sex Pistols / The Saints / Suede /
The Clash /
REM / The Velvet Underground / Pink Floyd / Placebo / Mott the Hoople /
The Damned (Brian James era) / Nirvana

Favourite Newer Stuff: Gnarls Barkley / Louis XIV / Richard Hawley / The Tears / Scissor Sisters / Goldfrapp / The Rakes
My First Concerts;
Jose Feliciano at Birmingham Odeon / Loudon Wainwright III at Birmingham Town Hall / Hawkwind at Wolverhampton Civic Hall / Black Sabbath at Bingley Hall / Sex Pistols

at the Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton / T.Rex & The Damned at Birmingham Odeon.
Recent Gigs I've been to; The Stooges at Hammersmith Odeon / Van Morrison at Nottingham Concert Hall / Love at the Robin RnB Club / Dr. John at Leicester De Montford Hall

My Top 5 Albums; The Planets Suite - Gustav Holst (London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by

Sir Adrian Boult) / Raw Power- Iggy & the Stooges / Masterpiece - The Temptations (Produced by

Norman Whitfield) / Eat to the Beat - Blondie / Scott 4.

My Top 10 Singles; I can see for Miles - The Who / Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols / Are Friends

Electric - Gary Numan / Hell Raiser - The Sweet / I'm Stranded - The Saints / Wichita Lineman -

Glen Campbell / Everybody's Talkin - Harry Nillson / These Boots are made for Walkin -

Nancy Sinatra / 22 Grand Job - The Rakes / God Killed the Queen - Louis XIV

Member/Collaborator with previous original bands: Logic Party / Soft Asylum / Virago /

Underground World / Cruel Garden / Kohesion / The Greatest Show on Earth / Ebony Eyes /

Love Hysterics / Shy with the Girl / Don O'Lee Band / Barbie Troll

Recordings made: Darkness & Secrets - Soft Asylum / The Entertainer & Still - Virago /

Aurora Borealis & The Quiet Game - Underground World (Single) / Prisoners of the Night - The

Greatest Show on Earth (LP Compilation) / America & Pop Group - Kohesion / Waiting for the Rain

& The Devil and I - Soft Asylum / Isolation & The Outsider - Andy Vargo / Feeling Blue - Ebony

Eyes / (Baby) You don't Drive my Train - Barbie Troll / to name a few.

10 noteable venues Andy has played at: Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Hotel, Singapore / Die Blessen,

Berlin / British Embassy, Moscow / Paradiso, Amsterdam / The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur /

Town and Country club, London / Rock City, Nottingham / The Old Repertory Theatre, Birmingham /

The Brook, Southampton / The Cavern Club, Liverpool.

Personal Career Highlights: Hearing David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album for the first time / Getting

up on stage with the Sex Pistols as a young fan and watching the whole gig stood next to Sid Vicious! / Winning the Brum Beat Battle of the Bands with my band Kohesian / Becoming a professional Singer & Musician / Collaborating with talented inspired musicians / Writing and recording my albums at Far Heath studios / My theatre tribute shows to the god-like genius of Scott Walker.

Ambitions: To continue to make a good living from music, whilst gaining ever greater exposure and
success for the projects I pursue, and further recognition convergent with my talents in general terms.
To collaborate with people of imagination and vision, and also just simply to communicate
challenging and thoughtful original ideas, and convey passionate truthful emotions, through the
vehicle of music.