Andy Basiola is an Italian rock guitarist with more than 12 years of experience. On 2012 Andy was voted Best Individual Performer, by Playmusic Magazine.
He started playing guitar at the age of 12 growing up listening to artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Mr.Big, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, etc… In 2009 Andy moved to London, after winning a scholarship to study at Tech Music School, one of Europe’s leading music college, where he graduated in 2010. Over the years Andy has played and toured Europe with different bands. He also played some of London’s iconic venues, such as: 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, 02 Islington, 100 Club , Beck Theatre, Barfly, Underworld. In London, he has been playing with his 2 rock bands: Future Shock and Kill For Eden, and recorded 2 EPs and 2 album with them. Andy has also worked with producer Phil Kinman (Doogie White, Tank, Driven), and Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Steve Harris, Voodoo Six). In 2014 Andy released his first instrumental track called :”Die To Live Again”. In the same year he became the guitarist for Skid Raw, UK’s top Skid Row tribute band. Andy is also an experienced guitar teacher and teaches regularly in some of London’s best music schools and also privately.