Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Shauf came to prominence with the released of his album, DARKER DAYS, in 2008. While he had spent his formative musical years as drummer of a Christian punk band, that album brought him to the attention of a much wider audience both inside and outside Canada. He followed that album with the EPs TOUR EP (2009), WAITING FOR THE SUN TO LEAVE (2010) and SAM JONES FEEDS HIS DEMONS (2012). With each release, he was able to build an even larger following and earn some critical acclaim along the way. While busy with his solo career, he also joined some old friends in the band Foxwarren, who released their debut album, FOXWARREN HAS BEEN DEFEATED, in 2011.
With the release of THE BEARER OF BAD NEWS in 2012, Andy Shauf earned the Producer of the Year honor from the Western Canadian Music Awards. His 2015 single “Jenny Come Home” became his commercial breakthrough and was followed by the album THE PARTY (2016). The success of the single and album earned him many Juno Award nominations and brought him more attention in the US and Europe. His next project was the self-titled second release from Foxwarren, which was nominated for a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. In early 2020, he released THE NEON SKYLINE, which reached #91 on the Canadian Albums chart and rose to #23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart in the US. The following year, Andy Shauf released the album WILDS, which also earned an Alternative Album of the Year nomination from the Juno Awards.
In 2023, Andy Shauf returns with the album NORM, a showcase for his ever-expanding songwriting skills. With tracks like the previously released singles “Catch Your Eye,” “Wasted On You,” and “Telephone,” the album is a deeper dive into emotions marked by just a hint of darkness. Acknowledged as a skilled songwriter, Shauf has revealed himself over time to be an excellent storyteller and NORM reveals more sides to his musical personality. Tracks like ‘Don’t Let It Get To You,” “Halloween Store,” “You Didn’t See,” “Paradise Cinema,” and the title track will sit comfortably next to many of his most beloved tracks… but that can be said of all of NORM! With this release, he offers up exactly what you’d expect from an Andy Shauf album but also gives you so much more.