Andy Iddiols - Keyboards

Andy Iddiols - Cactus Jack band's keyboards player Classically trained from the age of 7, Andy′s introduction to the world of rock came in the mid 1970′s when he joined a Rock & Roll band being put together by the original singer of ‘Matchbox′. This association continued until the end of the decade and  took Andy on his first ‘foreign′ tour to Holland. Since those early beginnings Andy has used his skill on the ivories in many different fields of music from folk, rock, reggae, blues etc. to playing for panto and variety shows. In 1994 he joined the Country Rock Band Kane & Co and played on their Nashville recorded album ‘Raising Kane′ which won awards for the band at the UK Country Radio Awards in 1998.

Andy Iddiols at a recent country music gig Over the next few years he toured with Kane & Co playing gigs at country festivals in the UK France, Poland, Holland Denmark & Spain. Since 2000 Andy has worked with Cactus Jack playing events in the UK and Germany. Andy's musical influences include: Leon Russell, Elton John, Bruce Hornsby & Dr John.

Sunday mornings will also find him behind a two manual pipe organ for yet another change of style when he plays at his local church. All this variety should have produced a competent, skillful, versatile musician . . . . instead he′s just a crazy mixed up kid !