Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Andrew Cousins’ Unique Acoustic Folk

Performing at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music for the fourth time, Andrew Cousins is bringing a new addition with him this year – his young baby!

Uniting a music tour with a family trip, Andy will be accompanied by his wife and child, a proud moment for the man who loves telling stories about growing up, family and love through the lyrics of his music.

Having won the Airlie Beach Festival of Music Song Writing Competition with his song Islands of Love, Andy says he is looking forward to returning to a festival that has always supported him.

Andy now works as a renderer due to an injury that has prevented him from continuing to play music full time.

Travelling up the coast from Port Macquarie, he is looking forward to dropping the tools and picking up the guitar for a Party in Paradise and says he is excited to be part of the 10th annual event.

“Airlie Beach is such a family friendly place,” he said.

“Everyone goes there not to have problems but to have a good time.”

Andy first started playing music as a teenager because he found it to be a relaxing tool that allowed him to unwind.

Music was an outlet in which he could express emotions and transform a stranger to a friend.

Spending many years busking around the country and performing gigs, he has an incredible gift.

You can catch Andy playing at Sorrento’s on Saturday at 3pm.

Moment with a muso:

Favourite artists of all time: Pat Stevens

Least Favourite: New age pop because it has no feeling

Last song you listened to: 2PAC

Andrew Cousins plays acoustic folk

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