Andi Oakes is an Irish Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Church Ministry Leader and Bible Teacher with over 25 years experience.
Before embarking on a solo music ministry in the CCM genre he spent 10 years working as a drummer / backing vocalist for Northern Irish CCM Rock Band 'Ascension'; recording 2 independently produced albums and writing many of the bands most popular songs.
An accomplished guitarist in his own right, 2002 saw Andi record his first independent solo album, “Whisper”, which gained first-time play-listing on several CCM radio stations, including UCB Europe who play-listed 5 out of the 9 tracks listed on the album.
Andi’s second album “Close to me” was recorded in Nashville in 2007 with producer Randy Stalls whose work credits notably included Alison Krauss and the late Charlie Louvin. The album included the acclaimed ‘Not Perfect’ which hit the No.1 requested song spot in October 2008 on the Shine FM CCM Music Chart. Several tracks also play-listed on radio stations throughout the US and on UCB Europe.
The current album “A heart and soul kind’a thing” features “Shine”, the Northern Ireland Gospel Music Association’s Contemporary Song of the Year for 2014.
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