andy platts

Andy Platts is a songwriter and vocalist known primarily through his work with the band Mamas Gun whose sound bridges classic melodic pop songwriting with retro and contemporary soul/groove sensibilities. In 2009 the band’s debut album  ‘Routes to Riches’ , spearheaded by Platts’ own song ‘House on a Hill',  gave the band a great start with a no. 3 sales chart hit in Japan with the album yielding airplay no.1’s in Japan, Hong Kong and Indonesia. ‘House on a Hill’ was the most played song on Japanese radio in 2009. Thanks to their debut and follow-up ’The Life & Soul’,  Mamas Gun have become a potent live force in South East Asia having regularly toured Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore in recent years as well as much of Europe and the UK. Most recently Mamas Gun's 3rd record 'Cheap Hotel' so far has made the top 30 in the UK Independent album charts and has had A-playlisted singles across the BBC in the UK and in major national stations in Europe and Asia.

As well as his work with Mamas Gun, Platts has enjoyed chart success writing songs for artists in Asia and mainland Europe. In 2012 he penned a Korean no.1 hit single ‘Falling’ for Korean-American Artist John Park and in April 2015 he enjoyed a second no.1 hit single with 'Shine Your Light’ for Korean superstar Park Hyo Shin. In Japan 2014 Platts wrote the lead single for the no.1 Japanese album 'YOU' by JPOP heart throb Yamashita Tomohisa, as well as writing singles for well known Japanese duo ELT and more recently working on material for Japanese boyband stars Arashi. In Europe over the past two years he has enjoyed Top 20 chart success and a radio smash with Dutch Artist Waylon for whom he co-wrote ‘The Escapist’ and also penned the title track for female Dutch artist Lisa Lois’ Dutch top 20 record ‘Breaking Away’. Most recently Platts has been working on more leftfield material with Beverley Knight in respect of her next studio album and he has also found time to write and record an album entitled ‘West End Coast’ with cult American musician Shawn Lee, under the name Young Gun Silver Fox which pays homage to the golden era of music made on the West Coast of the USA in the late 70's. Due for release late 2015.