Andy Dunning

  • Blind Tiger

Photo Credit: John Newstead - Simon Watson Photography

About Andy Dunning

The rural area of Norfolk seems like the most unlikely of places to be the home of a thriving rock scene. Known as the starting point for megastars such as The Darkness and The Treatment, along with countless award winning venues showcasing some of the most talented bands in the scene every night, the county is a breeding ground for the next generation of rock bands.

The one issue with such a vibrant area for live music however, is that the scene can become clustered, and politics often overshadows genuine talent. Four piece Blind Tiger are a diamond in the rough who have faced and fiercely overcome these issues, proving that they’re much more than a ‘pub band’.

Formed in 2009 by high school best friends Andy and Charlie, Blind Tiger have dramatically evolved from just being a band who plays classic rock covers with a few originals thrown in at every local bar and village carnival they could physically get to. Bands like that come ten a penny all over the UK and Blind Tiger wanted much more. Seeing the error of their ways, the band focused on both their songwriting and their live shows to a standard that’s to be expected from much more established bands in much bigger venues. Now having shared the stage with the likes of Black Star Riders and having perfected their live show, they are ready to unleash their brand new EP “Immortalized” to the world!

Taking up the role of bass player was a pretty natural thing for me, after playing guitar for Blind Tiger for 4 years I had already become very aware of the material and the sound of the band. I draw inspiration from many different genres of music and use this to adapt my playing to the varying genres in our material. My Influences include: Hugh McDonald, Ross Valory, Leland Sklar, Pino Palladino And many others...