Andrew Loake is a guitar player and multi-instrumentalist from Northamptonshire. 

 

In the late 1970s and early 80s he was half of the duo Simon & Andrew Loake, in which he played guitar, violin and mandolin.  They played at many clubs and festivals and also supported Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention and many others.

 

Since those days, Andrew has recorded as a session player and toured with various members of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and Jethro Tull as well as

performing in various bands and on his own, both in the UK and overseas.

 

His repertoire includes traditional and contemporary songs as well as dazzling instrumentals, which showcase the distinctive guitar style that can be heard on the 2011 solo acoustic guitar CD "Archipelago".