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Gang Of Four Guitarist Andy Gill Biography, Wiki, Age, Wife (Catherine Mayer), Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Death and Cause, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Andy Gill Biography, Wiki

Andrew James Dalrymple Gill was a British musician and record producer. He was the lead guitarist for the British rock band Gang of Four, which he co-founded in 1976. Gill was known for his jagged style of guitar on albums such as Entertainment! (1979) and Solid Gold (1981) and hit singles such as “At Home He’s a Tourist,” “Damaged Goods,” “Anthrax,” “What We All Want” and “I Love a Man in a Uniform”.


In addition to his work with Gang of Four, Gill has also recorded the producer and produced or co-produced all the albums of the band. He also produced albums for artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jesus Lizard, Stranglers, Futureheads, Michael Hutchence, Killing Joke, Polysics, Fight Like Apes, Therapy? and the young knives.
Gill’s unique guitar riffs were choppy and funky with bursts of freeform noise, taking inspiration from a range of players, including Jimi Hendrix, Wilko Johnson, and Parliament-Funkadelic’s Eddie Hazel.
“Seeing Wilko and Dr Feelgood was a real lightbulb moment,” he told The Skinny in 2015. “He never stopped looking at the audience and didn’t spend much time looking at his guitar – I duly noted that.
“I always think of the guitar as being part of a larger instrument, which is the band,” Gill added. “What I always find uninspiring is when guitarists treat the rest of the band as a background over which they show off.”
Gang Of Four never had a hit single (1982’s I Love A Man In Uniform came close before it was banned from the airwaves during the Falklands War) but their first three albums are considered indispensable.
They split in 1984, but reformed several times over the years, with a variety of line-ups. Gill was the only constant throughout their career.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

BornJanuary 1, 1956, Manchester, United Kingdom
DiedFebruary 1, 2020
Instruments playedGuitar
SpouseCatherine Mayer
Music groupGang of Four

Andy Gill Age

He was 64 years old.

Andy Gill Personal life, Wife

Gill was married to Catherine Mayer, a journalist and the co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party. Gill was often confused with The Independent’s music critic, also named Andy Gill.

Andy Gill Death and Cause


Gill’s death was announced by Gang of Four on 1 February 2020. Andy Gill, the founding member, and guitarist of British post-punk band Gang Of Four has died aged 64.
The musician’s scratchy, staccato riffs provided the band with their signature sound and influenced the likes of Nirvana, Fugazi, and Franz Ferdinand.
His bandmates announced his death in a statement, saying: “Our great friend and supreme leader has died today”.

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