Andrew Hull is a writer and performer of poetry, prose and song. He’s also an artist, photographer and musician who works solo and in collaborations with other artists.
From the “Back-O-Bourke” in Western NSW – Hully – as he’s more commonly known – is passionate and enthusiastic about the region he lives in and the people and stories that belong in that region.
His uniquely Australian work has been published in book form and his words and images also appear in many notable publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, the Melbourne Age, the Daily Telegraph, Australian Geographic and RM Williams’ Outback Magazine. In 2002 Andrew’s work was recorded for the National Library of Australia’s folk archives.
He has also appeared at numerous major music festivals acrossAustraliaincluding the Woodford, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, and has worked with respected artists including Neil Murray, Chris Wilson, Mick Daley, Tonchi McIntosh, Leigh Ivin, and The Junes.
Andrew released a book of Poetry about Western NSW entitled ‘WEST-People and Places’ in 2008. This compilation of his poems was a finalist in the Australian Bush Laureate Awards for 2009. Andrew’s 1st CD of Spoken Word ‘Mostly Original – Poems From Bourke and Beyond’ was also a finalist.
Andrew’s 2009 release ‘Western Stream’ is a collection of ‘spoken-word songs’ written by Andrew and produced by Tamworth musician and producer, Leigh Ivin. The album blends Andrew’s words with structured song patterns and rich instrumentation to enhance the story-telling and to describe the poetry. The result is an album that blends our traditional love affair with spoken word and our innate response to fine music into and audio experience that is truly unique, and unmistakably Australian.
In addition to his solo work Andrew has collaborated with Tonchi McIntosh to write the starkly beautiful album and performance piece ‘Firestone’ and with the addition of Mick Daley, the trio are the modern folk keepers of the flame “The Lonely Horse Band’.