Andrew Pipe

  • The Mentulls

"My Fret-King Eclat guitar has been my main instrument for every show for the past 5 years"
Photo Credit: Andrew King

About Andrew Pipe

Growing up in a musical family, GuitaristComposer and SongwriterAndrew Pipe has had a passion for music since being spellbound by the sounds of his parents record collection all those years ago.

Primarily known as a guitarist, vocalist, main songwriter and founder member of award winning British rock band ‘The Mentulls’, Andrew has toured all over the UK and Europeand recorded 3 albums so far with the band, including their latest critically acclaimed opus ‘Reflections’. As well as touring with and opening for the likes of Wishbone Ash, Focus, Walter Trout, Dr Feelgood and more they have been at home on large festival stages playing amongst major artists.

Away from the band, Andrew has gained national recognition being nominated for ‘Best Young Artist’ award in The British Blues Awards in both 2012 and 2013.

Although still only in his early 20s, Andrew has had the opportunity to work with and play on stage with many of his heroes including; grammy award winning legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre, rock innovators Wishbone Ash and various well respected international artists on the rock and blues scene.

As well as Andrew’s talents as a guitar player, he also has a passion for composing and soundtracks. Examples of Andrew’s compositions and soundtrack work alongside his work with The Mentulls and as a guitar player is available on his website.

Andrew is also available for guitar/studio session work and can work remotely if required.

“Since I received my Fret-King Eclat guitar over 5 years ago, I have been using that very guitar as my main instrument for every show since then. It’s been through hundreds of dressing rooms, hotels, clubs, theatres and festivals big and small and it still feels like home. All my Fret-Kings are hard to be beaten by most other guitars of a higher price and I’ve lost track of the amount of fans and fellow musicians who have asked after one of them”

 

“Incredible appreciation of space, masterful control, and a great tone, plays with intricacy and passion”

National Blues Review

“Ethereal vocals and bombastic guitar”

The Musician Magazine

“Andrew Pipe’s playing is excellent…..fluid southern soaring lines and Schenkeresque tones in others. Never straying in to overplaying but not ashamed to take centre stage”

Blues In Britain Magazine

“The best young guitarist in the UK”

Danny Bryant