Andrew W.K.
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The Wolf
9/9/2003

I Get Wet
11/13/2001
 
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GoTV Networks Announces 'Living Thoughts With Andrew W.K.'
November 14, 2007
GoTV Networks, the first and largest mobile media network, is proud to announce the newest show on the original channel, Altitude, called “Living Thoughts with Andrew W.K.Andrew W.K., who changed the face of partying, crooned “It’s Time To Party” in 2002. Now, he’s starting the party off right as the celebrity correspondent with Altitude.

Born in California and raised in Michigan, Andrew W.K. (W.K. being initials for his parents’ surnames Wilkes and Krier) is a complexity for the music industry, and even more so for the mobile entertainment space. “Living Thoughts” is a show created exclusively by Andrew and Altitude, as the one-stop celebrity shop for all the news and advice on current events, as Andrew makes the task of speaking on culture, style, music and more, seem easy! On tap for audiences to watch is the special treat Andrew, the road scholar, as he chats and hangs with bands like Klaxons, Saves The Day, The Color Fred, and many more. Be on the look out for red carpet attacks by Mr. W.K. as well!

"I'm thrilled to be working with GoTV. Having the opportunity to reach people in a new way, especially through something as wide-spread as cellular telephones, combines entertainment and technology to create a hand-held party portal. Making these episodes is an uplifting experience for me, and I hope the viewers feel the same good vibes. With all the technology available to us, we're able to connect in more ways than ever. Let the party on your phone begin!"

Andrew is fascinating entertainment. In his show, he really connects with artists and his intellectual, yet light-hearted approach with all things music and current events is definitely a refreshing change from the norm,” says Daniel Tibbets, Executive Vice President and Studio Chief for GoTV Networks.

Altitude is the longest running, most established and influential original rock channel in the mobile space. Creating a multi-platform experience for users, Altitude brings everything from music, pop culture, style and more directly to mobile subscribers. Each dedicated show is an originally produced and programmed slice of what’s new, from what upcoming artists to watch, to live performances, interviews, and more…straight to your phone. Music. Culture. Altitude.
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Detroit, MI
MEMBERS:
Andrew W.K. (vocals)
Jimmy Coup (guitar)
E. Payne (guitar)
Sergeant Frank (guitar)
Donald "D.T." Tardy (drums)
Gregg R. (bass)

"I'm trying to make the most exciting music possible."--Andrew W.K. Age 4 Born in California and raised in Michigan, Andrew W.K. begins classical piano lessons. Encouraged by his parents, he continues to play piano throughout his young life, eventually taking up the drums in his teens and playing in numerous Detroit punk and metal bands. Age 17 Begins recording solo material. Age 18 Moves to New York City. Early recordings are circulated among record labels with the help of friends. Age 20 Andrew plays dozens of shows up and down the East Coast, equipped only with a CD player, keyboard and microphone. Girls Own Juice, a debut EP culled from the early solo recordings, is released on Bulb Records. Age 21 A second EP, Party Til You Puke, is released, also on Bulb. Andrew plays another series of one-man shows--including two support slots for Foo Fighters and a Belgian arts festival--before returning to New York to focus on forming a band. Members are assembled: Guitarist Jimmy Coup, formerly of Minnesota's Coup de Grace, drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy, late of Obituary, bassist Gregg R., and guitarists E. Payne and Sergeant Frank. The crew moves to Florida. Andrew signs to Island Records. Age 22 Andrew W.K.'s debut album, I Get Wet, is recorded in Michigan, Los Angeles, New York City, Colorado, Minnesota, Florida. On October 29th, Mercury UK releases the "Party Hard" single, which enters the British charts at 14 as Andrew plays a series of sold out shows and appears on the cover of NME (twice!). March 26, 2002 I Get Wet is released in the U.S. "This record is about 'not stopping' in every sense of the word, and every aspect of life, and it was created with determination that reflected that. Whatever you do in life, if you go full bore you're bound to get wet--with blood, sweat, urine, semen or girls' lubricant. This record is about cutting in to the heart of existence and getting wet. But it's also about having no fear, experiencing intense emotions - from passionate feelings of love and excitement to the most anger filled, hateful rages, and everything in between - embracing life and other people, and coming together as a party in celebration of possibilities, potential and opportunity. It's an explosion of human life." The Future "I like things to be strong because I feel that other people can derive strength from that themselves. And I try to reflect that strength, and purity, truth and passion for what we are doing in everything you see and hear. How it's not a fucking joke and that what we mean is very serious to us. I guess you could say this is a cause, but if so, it is a cause that is undertaken simply for its own sake."