Andie Rathbone

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Andie Rathbone
Andie Rathbone
Andie Rathbone
Background information
Birth name Andrew Rathbone
Born (1969-09-08) 8 September 1969 (age 52) in Chester, England
Musician information
Genre(s) Rock, Alternative, Britpop, Funk
Occupation(s) Used cars salesman, Drummer in Mansun
Instrument(s) Drums, Cajon, Percussion
Years active 1995 (1995)–2004
Label(s) Parlophone
Associated acts Mansun, The Wandering Quatrains, Jonti, Seraphim, Into the Bleach, The Jokers, World Upside Down, Green Smoke Hokum Band, Indio's Dream
Rhythm Rehab
Mansun Web-site


Andrew "Andie" Rathbone (born 8 September 1969 in Chester)

Early Days

Rathbone grew up in Blacon, Chester and played in various local bands including "The Wandering Quatrains" and "Jonti" and " The DNA Cowboys".Having studied at Tech Music School in Fulham, London,[1]

Musical Inspiration

The Mansun Years

he attracted the interest of Mansun with his playing and flamboyant look. Rathbone initially turned the band down due to commitments with "The DNA Cowboys " and because he thought they played "Britpop shite". Also working as an Audi Car salesman at the time, he later had a change of heart after the band's bass player Stove King played him a demo of their new song "Wide Open Space".

Rathbone joined Mansun shortly before their debut album Attack of the Grey Lantern was finished. He was the third and final drummer in the band, brought in after the band had "internal conflict" with the previous members. Rathbone's initiation into the band wasn't without mishap; arriving for his first live gig with the band, flicking through a copy of the NME for details, Rathbone found he had got the wrong train and instead of the correct destination of Brighton, he had in fact arrived at Bristol Temple Meads.[2] Shortly after, his first proper gig with the band was a televised appearance on Channel 4 show TFI Friday, where the band performed "Stripper Vicar". The band released three studio album before splitting in 2003 whilst recording their fourth. Material from those session was released in 2004 as part of the Kleptomania boxset.

Life after Mansun

Following the breakup of Mansun, Rathbone formed "Seraphim" with Jonti Thackray with whom he had been in bands with prior to Mansun,[3] and has since played with several artists including Blondie tribute band "Into the Bleach",[4] "The Jokers" and "World Upside Down". In 2013, he performed with folk band "Green Smoke Hokum Band" with accordion busker Russell Mabbutt[5][6] and soul-funk band "Indio's Dream" playing the percussive cajón instrument.[7][8]

Solo Projects

In 2008 Rathbone launched Rhythm Rehab, a mobile drum teaching service covering Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales.[9]


Andie Rathbone Gallery


  1. Student Success Stories. Retrieved from
  2. MANSUN.NET Features - New Musical Express Interview. Retrieved from
  3. Yahoo (2014-08-08). Retrieved from
  5. Green Smoke Hokum Band (2013-04-07). Retrieved from
  6. greensmoke hokumband (greensmokehokum) on Twitter. Retrieved from
  7. Indio's Dream | Pepper. Retrieved from
  8. 7 December 2013 - Emma Jane Commercial Street (2013-12-07). Retrieved from
  9. Mr Andrew Rathbone. Retrieved from

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