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Andrew Furlong is an upright and electric bass player and an active member of the Toronto music scene. He has performed with Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble, The Holy Gasp, and Skye Wallace. Andrew has also also been a member of Edmonton alternative rock band Catgut, recording and touring with the band for two years. He played and recorded with Toronto skramz trio Stresser,, and plays bass in David Riddel’s dreamy art-rock band Delusions of Grandeur, releasing a record in 2018.

Andrew is a member of Archives of Eternity with Mark Hundevad and Mike Genarro, plays in Kurt Newman’s Nashville Minimalism Unit, and Brian Abbot’s Fish With an “F”. Andrew’s patient, physical solo performances are the forefront of his artistic practice. He can be found improvising in small groups with some of Canada’s most creative musicians in Toronto, and across North America.

Andrew has composed music for solo double bass, jazz trio and quintet, as well as a 15 minute piece for large improvising ensemble, premiered at the 2016 University of Toronto New Music Festival at Walter Hall. His duo with trumpeter Emily Denison, Doit, released their first record Labour of Luck on Withdrawn Records in January 2019.

In July 2018 Andrew received the Chalmers Professional Development Grant from the Ontario Arts Council to study with bassist Mark Helias in New York City. In November 2019 he worked with Han Bennink and the Instant Composers Pool in Den Haag, Netherlands on a grant awarded by Canada Council for the Arts.