Andrew Rooney drumming bio

Over the last 20 years in NZ and overseas, i have performed in almost every situation imaginable. From tiny cafe jazz gigs, packed out clubs, huge orchestras, swanky corporate parties, last minute fill ins, weddings, large scale theatre productions and multiple recording sessions. You name it!

Here are some career highlights so far!

*2006 – 2009 BMus Jazz Performance from Auckland University.

*2007 – 2022. I founded Off The Wall, a Covers Band which specialises in Weddings and Corporate Events. This is one of the most in demand covers acts in NZ.

*2010 – Present. Multiple Amateur and Professional Musical Theatre credits

*2014 – 2015 Cruise Ship Drumming. Show Band on the Carnival Magic in the Caribbean.

* Session/Studio Drumming.

I’m always open to new and interesting projects. Recently i was asked to play ‘The Imperial March’ from Star Wars with a 29 piece orchestra!

Please click here for videos of me playing in a variety of situations.

Some Venues I have played:

Auckland Town Hall
The Civic Theatre
Carnival Magic (Cruise Ship), Caribbean
Sky City Theatre, Auckland Central
Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland Central
The Cloud, Princess Wharf
Shed 10, Princess Wharf
North Harbour Stadium, Albany
The Powerstation, Mt Eden
Floating Pavilion, Viaduct Harbour
Band Rotunda, Auckland Domain
Eden Park, Kingsland
Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland Central
Q Theatre, Auckland Central
The Basement Theatre
The PumpHouse Theatre
Centrestage Theatre
The Rose Centre
The Westpoint Performing Arts Centre

Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
The Waipuna Conference Centre
Spencer on Byron, Takapuna
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
The Wharf , Northcote Point
Ascension Wines, Matakana
Sky City Grand Hotel, Auckland Central
Rendevous Hotel, Auckland Central
McHughes of Cheltenham, Devonport
Sails Restaurant, Westhaven Marina
Mudbrick Vineyard, Waiheke Island
Settlers Country Manor, Waimauku
Hammerheads Restaurant, Orakei
Bluestone Room, Auckland Central
Fables, Newmarket
Takutai Square, Britomart
KPMG Building, Central Auckland
Bridgewater Country Manor, Kaukapakapa
Mantells on the Water, Westhaven Marina
Narrow’s Landing, Hamilton
Gracehill Wine Estate, Kumeu
Cable Bay Wine Estate, Waiheke Island
Markovina Vineyard, Kumeu
Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland
Corso de fiori, Parnell
Langham Hotel, Central Auckland
Jubilee Hall, Parnell
Okahu Function Venue, Auckland
Stables Restaurant, Matakana
Officer’s Mess, Fort Takapuna
Hurstmere House, Matakana
Coppers, Hamilton
Kumeu Valley Estate, Kumeu
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland Central
Goldie Room, Waiheke Island

Father Teds Irish Pub
The Merchant Bar
The Elephant Wrestler
The Zookeeper’s Son
Munster Inn
Empire Tavern
Backyard Bar
The Engineer
The Kingslander
The Crib
The Copper Room
Fat Camel
Point Bar
The Hangar
Whitianga Hotel
Horse and Trap
Loco Cocktail Lounge

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