Press

2018

A&R Factory review of “Like That”

Andy Ard – “Why You Gotta Be Like That?” : A Brilliant Message With An Unforgettable Chorus

As soon as I heard the words “You’re making your mind up every hour of every day, How you want to be, and it will always go your way,’ accompanied by a propelling harmonic and rhythmic movement, and sung so convincingly, I understood that Andy Ard has truly mastered his craft of songwriting and song delivery.

2017

https://rockmusicopinions.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/please-dont-compare-artists-to-the-beatles/ 

Andy is a pop pro and can write and play alongside the big boys.

2012

Winner, Pop/Film/TV Category – Write With A Hit-Maker Song Contest

First prize in the contest was the opportunity to write a song with Adam Zelkind, an eight-time award-winning composer who has created cutting edge music for over 550 television hit episodes. His composer credits include: Rock of Love, Flavor of Love, I Love Money, Real Chance of Love—anybody see a theme?—The Surreal Life, MTV’s From G’s to Gents for executive producer Jamie Foxx, I Love New York, Charm School, My Fair Brady, and Outback Jack.

2009

Music review for “What She Did”

https://www.westword.com/music/andy-ard-5105276

“That’s What She Did to Me” and “Baby Don’t Care” touch on rockabilly without succumbing to shtickiness, and “Wonderful” and “This May Be” gently evoke romantic possibility. They represent a fresh start, and a welcome one.

Article on Eric Shiveley’s “Everyone But You” film release

https://www.westword.com/music/tonight-everyone-but-you-screening-at-the-oriental-theater-5717874

The movie…serves as an exceptional portrait of a struggling artist.
Those who arrive early…will be treated to dinner, drink specials and a set from Andy Ard, whose music appears in the film.

2001

Feature article in Westword

https://www.westword.com/music/so-happy-together-5065677

…Reminiscent of back-to-basics rock and roll with a poet’s lyrical touch