Branding & Creative Director, Entertainer and Producer
Ty knew at a very young age growing up in the South that music and art fed his soul as he played alongside his toy drumming panda in a small church built by his father, Rev. Eli Andrews. Coloring books were boring, but the inside covers had a cleaner, more inviting landscape for sketching and doodling. His artwork was first published in Highlights for Children Magazine at age 11. At the first opportunity to join the middle school band, Ty learned to play tenor saxophone and later joined Steel Breeze steel drum band as a drummer. He then became a flashy, crowd-pleasing drum major at A. Crawford Mosley high school following his training by the world-class Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corp.
After graduating from Florida A&M University with a Bachelors in Graphic Design, Ty lived a corporate life as a graphic designer and creative director.
Ty stepped back into his love for music in 2009 singing internationally at special events, concerts and conferences. He began performing as a lead singer and band leader for party bands, music teams, choirs, national youth/teen programs as well as opened for best-selling author/speakers Jean Houston, Les Brown and Iyanla Vanzant. Ty came to the forefront of the stage with his debut song and self produced EP, “Letting Go”, a Hindi-inspired anthem about self-liberation.
Whether it be a logo, website or launch, I help people share their message and make difference by just being themselves. – Ty Andrews
With over 20 years experience in the arts and advertising industry, Ty has created impactful content across different mediums. He has served as a brand champion for corporations, advocates and organizations such as BBDO, Centers for Spiritual Living, Florida Lottery, Georgia Lottery, Walmart, Target and TV One.
Ty was the co-founder of Conscious Kids Network (CKN), a book publishing service empowering children and their supporters to have a creative voice. Ty and co-founder Jean Bell published 3 children's books–Brookie's Adventure, Brookie's Adventure Coloring Book, and Splash: I Love Being a Raindrop. Ty started "Interactive Drumming", an inclusive, percussion-fueled music program for children and adults to build connection, enhance creativity and promote overall well-being.
As a result of the global pandemic outbreak, Ty continued his passion for music and helping children by developing DIY Music classes online. With over 30 videos created, each 15-20 minute DIY Music episode is designed to encourage fun ways for children to learn about music, other cultures and how to make instruments with recycled household items.
Ty studied at Atlanta Institute of Music and Media Recording Arts & Technology program which has helped him step into a broader field of music production. In addition to performing as a bandleader and singer for Atlanta-based band Five Star Funk, his latest single release, "Now's the Time" was written to advocate for social justice and world reckoning. It is also the lead single for Ty’s first full album project due to be released in the Fall 2020.
Phone: +1 404 580 1651
Five Star Funk Bookings
Facebook: Ty Andrews Productions
Twitter & Instagram: @thetyandrews
Other Points of Reference
DIY Music: Click here to watch
Press Kit: www.tyandrewsproductions.com/presskit