ANDY COLLISON

An Amazing Superfan

Andy is one of the most loved fans in the world. He cares about the artists and he cares about the music.

INTERVIEW WITH ANDY

Lady Luiza: Who is Andy Collison?


Andy: Who is Andy Collinson? What a great question to start with. Well, for people who know me, I would hope that they agree that I am a friendly, kind hearted chap and a huge fan of indie artists. I am a father of 3 boys who love football (soccer), I started coaching a couple of years ago and I really enjoy it. I've been married for nearly 17 years now. I love my wife and children very much.


Lady Luiza: What kind of music and artists are you a fan of?


Andy: The kind of music I'm a fan of is... I would describe as alternative indie. There are so many different types of genres it's sometimes quite difficult to categorise it. The artists I am a fan of...oh my, there are so many; Danielle Morgan takes the top spot with me, closely followed by Jennifer Mlott and Danielle Haskell. Ron Hamrick, Matthew Bonazzoli and RadioDrive, Faith and Harry, Lady Luiza...the list is endless; I'm just a huge fan of all really.


Lady Luiza: The artists love you. How do you do this?


Andy: I really don't know how I get the artists to love me; maybe it is because their music inspires me to be a good person and show kindness for what they do. Every person/artist deserves a shot to do what they love in life; I guess I'm just here to listen and respond in an appropriate manner and to let them know, “wow, they are fantastic.”.


Lady Luiza: If you could spend one day with an artist, who would it be?


Andy: If I could spend a day with an artist, I would have to say Jennifer Mlott. I say this because I have already had one of my many dreams come true when I met (my favourite) Danielle Morgan, John, and the band, and wow, the best hour of my life; but again, there are so many.


Lady Luiza: Your favorite song?


Andy: I know you've asked one song but again, this is really difficult to answer. There are so many songs I love dearly by many fantastic artists but my favourite song is "Shy" by Danielle Morgan. This one for me hits the spot on all levels.


Lady Luiza: If you choose one food you could eat, what could it be?


Andy: If I could choose one food to eat it would have to be my late Gran's Hash. This is quite simple to make; it consists of lamb, potatoes, a few vegetables and gravy all in the same pot. I haven't had this for a few years ever since my Gran was diagnosed with dementia and recently passed away last year. I am going to have make this now and enjoy every memory I have of my Gran.


Lady Luiza: What is your biggest dream?


Andy: My biggest dream is to visit all the artists and friends I have met through Twitter and The Blitz radio station and to meet Tom and Ashton (greasy, I know). One day this dream will become reality.


Lady Luiza: How did you begin your journey with The Blitz? 


Andy: Well, I first followed Artist United Kelli Leigh on Twitter who was tweeting about Danielle Morgan who in turn was tweeting about the Blitz who was playing her music and I just absolutely fell in love with the station, Danielle and all the artists. This just opened up a new world of listening to music for me. I've been listening to the Blitz for about 3 years. The indie artists that play on the Blitz are absolutely the best in my opinion and there are so many more talented Indie artists who I have yet to discover. I've often described The Blitz as my happy place and have never been disappointed by the talent on the station.


Lady Luiza: What kind of songs do you wish artists would write more?


Andy: Songs I would like the artists to write more of is love songs. I'm a little soppy at heart, and romantic. Love is really important to me; it's what we as humans need more of. Some people may take the mickey outta me for that but it's what I feel.


Lady Luiza: What do you do for fun?


Andy: What I do for fun is...well I do work a lot which doesn't allow to have too much fun. I do really enjoy football coaching, seeing the kids progress. I suppose what is really important to me is helping people out and being supportive as much as I can. Remember kindness and people do matter.