B i o g r a p h y

Andrew Soulsby





Andrew is a music graduate of the University of Huddersfield, a pupil of Sophie Yates, John Bryan and David Murray, now working as a freelance musician with over 18 years experience as a harpsichordist, pianist, conductor and singer. For the past six years he has been working largely as a teacher, accompanist and Musical Director in musical theatre. Andrew is based in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Andrew began as an accompanist to Northern Opera in 1998 and has gone on to work for all of the region’s top theatre companies. Recent credits include the amateur premier of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and the national premier of Andrew Lloyd Webber's definitive version of ‘'Aspects of Love’. As a professional theatre MD, Andrew has worked on productions including 'Twist & Shout' (CS Productions) and the national premier of 'Baby Love' (Baby Love Productions).


Much in demand as a harpsichordist, Andrew has worked with performers including Pavlo Beznosiuk and London Camerata, in performances including 'Handel's 'Messiah', Bach's 'St. John Passion' and the 'Mass in B minor'. He is also a keen recitalist, and can often be heard in performances across the North East, and is currently exploring new repertoire for the 2021 season with Sophie Yates.


As a singer, Andrew worked professionally as a Tenor Lay Clerk with Newcastle Cathedral Choir, singing five choral services per week, and performing across the country in venues including Edinburgh, Carlisle, Durham, Chester, and St Paul’s Cathedral, London. He now works as a deputy singer when time permits. In 1998, Andrew formed his own period ensemble Vox Humana to explore choral and orchestral music of the Renaissance and Baroque. His innovative use of blending actors, musicians and dialogue in his concert programming, saw their concert 'Music & the Armada' make 'The Independent's' nationally recommended concert list in 2004. Andrew also runs two choirs as part of the 'Silver' programme at the Sage, Gateshead.

Now playing:

Hurry Sundown - The Swing Bridge Singers/ Director: Andrew Scott/ Piano: Andrew Soulsby

'Hurry Sundown'

The Swing Bridge Singers

HOT POTATO - The First Album

Musical Director: Andrew Scott

Piano: Andrew Soulsby


Performing live at the Sage Gateshead.