Andros started his music career as a teen selling records in his local vinyl store. He soon found his feet, working within a major, London. music distribution company whilst at night as DJ in his local clubs in Croydon, Surrey, as well as writing and making tracks with his best friend and second cousin George Kyriacas Panayiotou (George Michael). The inseparable pair aspired to make a name for themselves, which undeniably they did, as ‘brothers’.
His 35 year career has taken him all over the world, signing acts to labels including his own Hardback Records and as President of Michaels’ Aegean Label. Many of Andros innovative tracks are now collectors items and would have sat well in the little vinyl store where it all started.
A pivotal time in his career was in 1986 with newly created Hardback Records which drew its inspiration from the iconic 1970’s label “Casablanca Records’. Georgiou thrived on
Casablanca’s style which had no agenda other than finding the next great song, no matter what the genre.
Apart from being a major influence in the career of George Michael……..Andros and George collaborated on a musical project in the late 1980s. Boogie Box High featured a range of musical superstars , including his second cousin George Michael,[guitarist Nick Heyward (of Haircut One Hundred), keyboardist Mick Talbot (of The Style Council), guitarist–songwriter David Austin and bassist Deon Estus. Their cover of the Bee Gees hit Jive Talking’ was not only a top ten hit but is now on collectors most wanted list, with copies exchanging hands for extraordinary sums!
As President of George’s own label Aegean, Andros released the first musical MP3, years before iTunes was created. His unique ear for a hit, eye for a potential superstar has cultivated numerous lucrative deals for his artists and has undeniably positioned him as a significant contributor in British Music.
Andros currently plays weekly through his web radio show LCRFM to a huge global audience of music lovers and George Michael fans for whom he dedicates part of the show.
His sheer passion for music and ability to find talent, Andros career and musical path is far from over…….. music is simply his life.