Andy was born in Kokomo, Indiana and has lived in various places, ultimately settling in beautiful Converse, Indiana. His early childhood was largely unremarkable, involving the usual days filled with fish taunting followed by long, quiet evenings of rabbit and squirrel polishing.
In Andy’s 7th year, during a family vacation in Europe, tragedy struck. Andy’s mother lost track of her child whilst dining in an Irish pub. After several hours, she noticed that he was missing and a search party was immediately formed. After a nearly half-hour search, Andy was officially listed as "forever missing" and was given up for dead.
Unbeknownst to his Mother, the search party, and the city officials, Andy had been captured by a band of goblins, who took him back to their underground lair. Living in the wilds of County Cork, the goblins raised Andy as a goblin, and schooled him in their traditions, arts, and grooming habits. This would almost (but not quite) explain Andy’s habitually messy hair.
After several years of living amongst the goblins, Andy had a life-changing experience. While on a food raid in a human settlement, he stumbled into a dimly lit theatre. The film that was showing was "A Hard Day’s Night," and Andy was instantly transfixed. Here were humans making sounds such as he had never heard before. He resolved then and there to find out as much as possible about this music and the instruments that created it.
Fate intervened in the form of a theatre security guard. The guard noticed the ten-year-old goblin boy and escorted him directly to the local constabulary. The policeman on duty recognized Andy from a "missing" poster that had lined his birdcage for the past several months. Arrangements were immediately made to send the boy back to America, where his parents reluctantly resumed custody.
Never quite completely comfortable in the human world, Andy spent his much of his teenage years learning the guitar and writing songs, many of them about goblins. This, also, would almost (but not quite) explain Andy’s habitually messy hair.
Andy worked his way up the musical ranks, eventually joining Surrender Dorothy as a guitarist/bassist/keyboardist/backing vocalist. Luckily, the other band members haven’t heard him play the flute yet.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys spending time with his daughter (who, although not raised by goblins, nonetheless shares many similar traits with Andy). He also enjoys writing music, drawing, writing children’s books, and postulating on quantum mechanics. I’m serious.
Andy has sometimes been called the fifth Beatle (but only by himself and a band of deranged Irish goblins).