Andy Knight is a British multi-intrumentalist, at various times playing saxophone, trumpet, cornet, flutes, piano, melodica, sampler, bells, zither, found objects, etc.
Andy co-founded the band ‘Emperors New Clothes’ (ENC) in the late 80’s with bassist Luke Hannam. The band continued through various personel changes until ’96.
He also worked with Jerry Dammers in the early 90s.
After Luke Hannam and other members left ’Emperors New Clothes’ to form the ESG influenced band ’Gramme’, Andy continued working with his sampler and instruments on a series of tracks and demos, some of which can be heard on ‘Broken Signals’.
From 2000 on Andy became more involved with improvisation, regularly attending Maggie Nicols’ weekly ‘Gathering’ sessions and then teaming up with drummer Ken Hyder. He formed a trio with Ken and the American percussionist Z’ev, releasing the CD ‘Ghost Time’.
Other improvising projects included saxophone/dance duet performances in Moscow and elsewhere, trumpet with wolves in Hungary and playing with Z’ev and traditional Siberian musicians at SOAS.
He also collaborated with electronic musician Robert Logan, appearing on his albums ‘Flesh’ and ‘Flesh Decomposed’.
Andy is now based in Southern France with his family.