Andy Collins

9:30pm | Friday Jan 01, 2016

No Cover

In the world of popular music, it’s likely to hear an artist dating his work, using gimmicks and the hot sounds du jour in an attempt to punctuate their notoriety. With the speed of culture operating at its current clip, songs sound older, quicker and the only way to combat this is to draw on a myriad of eras and influences. Such is the case with Vancouver BC’s Andy Collins; a pop smith whose inspirations are difficult to pin unless you think of the more timeless acts. INXS, Tears for Fears, and Oasis come to mind when a listener first absorbs the blissful glisten of Collins’ arrangements, punctuated by his breathy, smooth voice.