Andrew Renton


Learned to play drums in the school cellar – surrounded by cobwebs and huge, but quivering spiders…

Gigged around Hampshire before heading to London– still in contact with school friend Mike Batt; where he was soon in demand as a session drummer. Worked with a wide variety of bands and musicians, from Barbara Dixon to Bernard Cribbins, and played on Hapshash and the Coloured Coat’s “Western Flier” along with Mike and Tony McPhee (Groundhogs).

In between all that, his skills as a graphic artist found him also working for Abbey Road Studios and for The Hollies. During this time he was also drumming for Reign with Robin and Tim and the Wombles, travelling across Europe and performing for Top of The Pops.

With brother Tim above put together 3am, a name he brought from his band in Norfolk; in the early nineties beginning with a friend of Tim’s daughter Emma, Kathleen Pearson-Thomas who now fronts Kat and Co. Kat is instrumental in opening a new venue, ”Stormy Monday Blues” at the Comedy Pub in London’s West End.

3am are now fronted by Laura Long and the new album “Long Time Coming” features tracks written by andy and Laura.

Moving on to the 21st century Andy changed to SONOR, currently using a SQ² X-Ray kit!