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Andrew Fryer

About Andrew Fryer

Andrew Fryer is Dean of the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University. He is a songwriter and music producer with 20 years of experience in the music industry, working for Warner Chappell Music, Polydor Records, BBC TV and Radio, film production companies, numerous independent record labels, as well as building and running his own recording studios.

Andrew has engineered and produced over 5,000 songs, working with artists across all musical genres, including Chaka Kahn, Jeff Beck, Billy Bragg, the James Brown band, David Heneker, Blak Twang, David Arnold, John Hegley, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), The Stupids and John Shuttleworth. As a songwriter, he has sold millions of copies of his music and won awards in the USA for his ‘Legends of the Celts’ album by Ceredwen.

Film projects Andrew has worked on include The Full Monty, Love Actually and The First Film (the story of the first cinematographer, the Leeds-based Louis Le Prince). He lectures internationally on aspects of Film, Music and Performing Arts, most recently at the Beijing Film Academy in China and the Palacio de Mineria in Mexico City. As a descendent of the Shakespearian actor, Edward Juby, he performed with the Romanian National Theatre at the Sibiu International Festival of Theatre in June 2016 and 2017, and at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2017 with Richard Demarco.

Andrew is a Board member of Phoenix Dance Theatre, the Leeds Dance Partnership, the Yorkshire Screen Hub and a founder member of UK Music Academic Partnership.

Current Teaching

  • Songwriting
  • Music Industry

Research Interests

Frameworks for creativity and the application of classical and esoteric compositional techniques to popular music.

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