The world of music has been Andrew’s professional life since 1990 and he is probably best known as part of the multi platinum and award winning band “M People”. He is renowned as one of the best percussionist’s around, and Shovell has also performed and recorded with such names as Sting, Primal Scream, The Chemical Brothers, Boy George, Dame Evelyn Glennie and Soul II Soul to name just a few.
Andrew was able to ‘live the dream’ but also to live the life of extreme pursuits. Indeed a “Rock n Roll” lifestyle was present for large parts of his life. However, Andrew has remained free from drink and drugs since February, 2010.
And during such time, he has qualified as a Cranio Sacral Therapist, a Somatic Experience Practitioner, a Mens Group Facilitator and a Civil Celebrant.
Shamanic Healing, has also been of significant benefit to Andrew’s life, and is a path he has walked since 2011. Andrew is a practising Nichiren Buddhist and also a Public Speaker.
Andrew has a practice in the North East of England, where he lives with his wife and daughter and is currently studying to become a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, at the Northern Guild, based in Newcastle.
His love for music will never cease, but the balanced and well being sense of life he presently lives now directs the rhythms of his life in the healthiest way possible.