Andrew Waite is a passionate songwriter, performer and educator from Prince Edward Island who creates heavy-hitting and evocative roots-rock soundscapes.
Whether he is performing solo, duo, or backed with his full six-piece band The Firm, Waite delivers an unforgettably spirited sound with guitar-driven melodies and soulful vocals that leave a lasting impression.
His sophomore album, Tremors, was released in September 2018. It was recently the recipient of the Music PEI 2019 Rock Recording of the Year, and was also a 2019 nominated for Album of the Year.
Andrew Waite’s 2015 debut release, Burning through the Night, won the 2016 Music PEI Rock Recording of the Year award and garnered nominations for Songwriter of the Year and Group Recording of the Year. The first single ‘Someone to Hold Me’ was also a regional finalist that same year in CBC’s Searchlight Competition, gathering positive reviews as a third-round standout:
“If The Band came from Charlottetown, they might sounds a lot like Andrew Waite. ‘Someone To Hold Me’ could easily have audiences on a national scale swaying back and forth to this chorus.”
2015 CBC Searchlight Competition
Inspired by a range of artists including Dan Mangan, Glen Hansard and Bruce Springsteen, Waite has been steadily growing a fanbase following his Breakout Stage performance at the 2016 East Coast Music Awards. Subsequently, he has played the ECMA Rising Star and Bluebird North stages and was the selected PEI musician for the Atlantic Songwriters Tour presented by SOCAN and the Atlantic Presenters Association.