Andrew is a Los Angeles based Australian music composer, arranger engineer and producer.
He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Applied Music (Composition) Degree majoring in Film Scoring from the Box Hill Institute, Melbourne.
Andrew’s first foray into sound recording came courtesy of a four-track tape recorder given to him as a teenager as a Christmas present. He pushed the little machine to its limits and dreamed of recording desk with not four, but four hundred tracks at his disposal.
Inspired by the Beach Boys and the Beatles, he deconstructed their sophisticated chord progressions and vocal harmonies, gradually learning how to arrange and develop his own work. He admired Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound' and developed a precocious taste for rich and textured arrangements.
At a time when most musical teenagers were cutting their teeth on indie rock, Andrew’s tastes ranged from 70s’ retro pop and rock to classic cinema scores. Andrew’s screen music heroes are Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, John Powell, John Williams and Danny Elfman. Thomas Bergersen is also a big influence.
2012/13: Remote Control Productions, Los Angeles
Andrew landed his first big break when Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz heard a recording of his backing music during a musical theatre workshop at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia during 2011.
In July 2012 Andrew spent a year working in Los Angeles as a composer, arranger and engineer for Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions, working on a host of major blockbuster motion pictures and computer games. His credits at Remote Control included the following:
Skylanders - Swap Force (Computer Game) (Additional Music) The Bible (Cable TV Series) (Additional Music) Rush (Motion Picture) (Technical Score Engineer) Side By Side (Motion Picture) (Score Technical Assistant) Girl Rising (Motion Picture Documentary) (Additional Music) Assassin's Creed III - The Tyranny of King Washington (Computer Game) (Additional Music) The Frozen Ground (Motion Picture) (Score Technical Assistant) Beyond - Two Souls (Computer Game) (Additional Music) Not Another Happy Ending (Motion Picture) (Additional Arrangements). Restless (TV Miniseries) (Additional Arrangements).
2013 – 2018: Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop, Los Angeles
In October 2013 commenced working as a composer for The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop, a new joint venture between Extreme Music, Sony/ATV and Remote Control Productions. Andrew is currently composing original sound tracks for major US network and cable television series.
As of 2018 Andrew has composed music for the following TV series, among others:
The Simpsons (FOX)
Blue Planet II (BBC)
National Geo Symphony for Our World (Nat Geo) Live World Tour 2018
Survivor (CBS) Catfish (MTV) Rowhouse Showdown (FYI Network) Drugs Inc (National Geographic) On the Menu (TNT) Lucha Undergrounds (El Rey) America’s Next Weatherman (TBS) Alaskan Bush People (Discovery) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (US) (ABC) Roman Empire (Netflix)
In 2017 Andrew was nominated as a finalist in the international Music and Sound Awards for Best Original Composition In Television for his work on the Netflix production “Roman Empire”
In 2017 Andrew was commissioned by Princess Cruise Liners to produce and arrange the music for a Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Prince of Egypt) / John Tartaglia (Avenue Q) live theatrical show called Secret Silk. The show tours internationally from 2018.
2018 Andrew Christie was nominated for the respective Music+Sound Awards for his contribution in Blue Planet II trailer – Bloom [Hans Zimmer, Radiohead]
See "contact" section for details of his international management.