....Just a bunch of Mofos!

  ....just a bunch of Mofos!

Andy Blythe Ford

Nickname

Blythe


Role

Bass Guitar
Backing Vocals


Equipment
Rickenbacker 4003 Jetglo Bass
Trace Elliot Bass Amp Rig
Zoom B3 Bass Effects

Other Bands
The iBand - Acoustic Originals Trio
The Undercovers - Acoustic Covers Trio


Favourites

Bands

theThe, The Editors,
RIDE, Sonic Youth, Slowdive, Karnivool


Places

Naples, Florida
Porthcurno, Cornwall

Ashburton Grove, London


Food & Drinks

Jacket Potato & Salad,

Cottage Pie, Fish & Chips, Lemon Green Tea

Footie Teams

Arsenal

Vancouver Whitecaps

Maidstone Utd


Colour

Cornflower Blue


TV Programs

The Walking Dead, WDYTYA


Films

Prometheus, Aliens,

The Bridges of Madison County

About
Andy joined the band for only their second gig back in 2003.  Having played in the infamous band 'The Sweet Leaves' with fellow Mofo John Strike during the early 1990's he was persuaded to join The Mofos playing Bass Guitar and added a new dynamic to the band with keyboard playing skills, when switching Bass duties with Paul Shepheard

During his time with John playing in The Sweet Leaves, the originals band had a management deal with One Little Indian Records who had also signed Chumbawumba, Bjork and Luke Goss at the time.

The Sweet Leaves were regularly playing the London circuit alongside bands such as Travis, Kula Shaker, Catatonia, Ash, etc. at venues such as The Camden Monarch, Dublin Castle, Water Rats, Kensington Orange Club, Mean Fiddler, Kentish Town Forum etc.

Picture (above left): The Sweet Leaves Promo.  Line up (left - right) - Spencer Fabian, John Strike, Paul Putland, Andy Blythe Ford & James Passey

Picture (above right): The Sweet Leaves.  Line up (left - right) - John Strike, James Passey, Paul Putland, Andy Blythe Ford, Spencer Fabian

The band supplied original songs for an American film company to use on soundtracks.  Tracks were used for an American Documentary about the 'Green Turtle Bus' and for the film 'Tank Girl'.


Typical of the era, The Sweet Leaves also released a budget promotional video for one of their tracks 'Arrogance Personified', paid for by the record company....so if you want a good laugh, checkout the video opposite.


You can also listen to a handful of Sweet Leaves tracks below:

Do You Need A Reason
The Sweet Leaves
0:00/2:55
Goodtime Girl
The Sweet Leaves
0:00/2:26
Sometimes
The Sweet Leaves
0:00/3:34

Andy also plays in an acoustic trio 'The iband' with fellow Mofos John and Ian.  The band write original material and are currently working in the studio producing an album.


With the same line-up the guys also play in an acoustic trio 'The Undercovers' where they play covers acoustically.


Picture (left): 'The iband' (Left-Right: John, Ian, Andy).

Picture (right): Andy playing for 'The

iband' at the 'Quiet Riot' event (2014).

< BACK               Click on the videos above to see Andy playing with 'The iband' on 'Live In The Living Room'.  Tracks: 'Mend A Friend' & 'Grace'

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