Born and raised in Los Angeles, musician/composer Andrew Gross began studying piano at age 5. He soon became enamored with synthesizers and, using a Sequential Circuits Pro 1 monophonic synth and two cassette decks, became a one man band by age 12. At that age, Andrew made a conscious choice to give himself some solid classical training and went on to study at the prestigious Crossroads School.
Andrew would juxtapose his classical training with his band, Man-Go Bang!, an Afro-Cuban soul funk stew. Way ahead of its time, this seminal Latin funk band served as a residency for many LA players who went on to play with Beck and in other bands such as Ozomatli. Gross developed a unique and eclectic sensibility, making him as comfortable playing a Latin montuno as he is crafting a highly detailed traditional score for a large orchestra and choir.
Andrew recently completed the score to Forfeit, an indie thriller starring Sherry Stringfield and directed by Andrew Shea. He is currently scoring Christmas Everyday for ABC Family channel.
In addition to his film work, Gross is becoming more and more in demand as an orchestral arranger for bands. Having written orchestral arrangements for The Pick of Destiny, Gross also arranged the Tenacious D song Kong for full orchestra and choir, and has done arrangements for Fleshpot, The Format and Tenacious D's platinum selling debut album.
Andrew Gross lives in Topanga with his wife and two children, where he has just completed building his dream studio.
Andrew Gross Facts
|September 30, 1969 (54)
|Los Angeles, California, USA
|Crossing The Line
|Winners Tape All: The Henderson Brothers Story
|Propeller: A Vans Skateboarding Video
|Another 48 Hrs.
|Child's Play 3
|Charlie Rose with Jimmy Breslin, Jeff Greenfield & David Remnick; Andrew Weil; Bill Gross