Rick Shifflet, Kemah, TX
Andrew is one of the great musicians of our time! His music has provided a wonderful background to many a romantic dinner. Enjoying conversation is easy when he plays but eventually you are drawn in by the artistry that compels you to just sit and listen.
Tommy Ku, Houston, TX
I first met Andrew when I worked for Archstone Communities and we had an upscale event with the Chamber of Commerce at the Amalfi at Hermann Park. The music Andrew provided was perfect and I was so impressed by his demeanor, service and product that my wife and I hired Andrew to play our wedding on May 8, 2010. We have driven to Clear Lake many times (about an hour drive) just to hear Andrew play. More recently Andrew has been playing at the Tasting Room and my wife and I visit him there as well. If you're looking for a flamenco guitarist, Andrew is the man and there is no need to look further. I will continue to refer and use Andrew as much as possible because he truly cares about the performance he provides and he has a genuine quality about him.
Tim Hawkins, Pearland, TX
Andrew’s talent and dedication as a musician/ artist go far beyond the capabilities of his contemporaries. He makes music flow like water with ease and purpose that’s difficult to put into words. I’ve never seen anyone master an instrument quite the way Andrew does. I would hire him to perform at any event where quality and perfection is the ultimate goal.
Maite Uribe- Echevarria Marketing
Director: Suzanne Bruce & Associates, PA.
Andrew recently contributed the music component to our charity/ marketing event in our office. He was a total hit with the customers and employees! Generally, when you have customer events where people are networking, the first 30 minutes tend to be awkward as everyone tries to find their ways around the event and more people show up. Instead, Andrew’s music created an insta-environment of fun and mingling. He played exactly what we wanted, a nice mix of bossa nova and jazz though it was not his regular set! He is clearly VERY talented, understands his customer’s needs and is a great compliment to any event. Can’t recommend him enough.
Andy Eng, SCENE Magazine
May I suggest some Andrew Bateman when you can on the Scene. it’s been nearly a year since we’ve crossed paths with this one man show, perhaps a bit too long. These days Andrew packs along three different axes and ably mixes each into a single song. We caught up with Andrew at the Cock & Bull where tables of food, served piping hot, were simply sitting and getting cold as patrons would stop what they were doing and watch the Minister of Music play. But then that happens all the time.
Doug Meisinger, Clear Lake Today
We held the first in a series of concerts last summer. After looking and listening to many artists we were fortunate enough to come across Andrew. He was perfect. Andrew has an amazing knack for reading the room and knowing exactly what style of music to play. We can’t wait to have him back!
Admit it folks... The first time you heard Andrew on the SCENE, you stopped what you were doing, held still and took in his “nuevo flamenco fusion” style and thought “Wow...” Well folks, both of his studio albums capture the same live-show, spine tingling, wow, making these both a rare must have for your collection. How rare? Vallejo’s “Thicker than Water” is the only other album we’ve heard this year that also has this quality. Unlike his live shows, Andrew blends additional instruments to the mix all played by himself plus Amanda Bateman on piano! “Carol of the Bells” technically aces the acid test and his originals touch a vast range of cultures with a purity bringing you there. Pick up a couple of each next time you catch Andrew on the SCENE!
- Handcrafted Music with Universal Appeal-