Updated: Jan 30
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men - Colossians 3:23
Andy, thank you so much for taking the time to share with us about your life, music and walk with the Lord. Let’s start off with some rapid fire questions?
1. Coffee or Tea?
2. Texting or talking?
3. Summer or Winter?
4. Last song you listened to? (Not your own)
THE MAZE by MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA
5. Actual Bible or phone app Bible?
6. Is Andy Hunter your full name or do you have a middle?
HAVE A MIDDLE NAME - JAMES
7. One of your favorite things to do when you have time off?
8. If you weren’t doing music, what would you be doing?
RUNNING A COFFEE SHOP
Okay, let's dive a bit deeper. I’ve always felt that the most important decision anyone can make is that of making Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior. Would you mind sharing what led up to that decision in your life and what that means to you?
As soon as I was born I was taken to church by my parents so I’ve always had a belief in God, but it wasn’t until I was a young teenager that it clicked about having a relationship with Jesus and living for God. Since then it has driven my desires and my journey through life.
How did you first get interested in music and music production?
I’ve always loved music, and when I was a teenager I used to help a band on the technical side, whether that was running the sound board or lights. It was then that I started to dream about being in music and working in a studio.
What influences, would you say, helped develop your style of music?
Many. The first thing would be my faith inspires a lot of my music and output as a creative, but also other peoples music that really strikes a chord with me. Those magic moments in music that set your hair standing on the back of your neck. Those are moments that inspire me and also something I try to aspire too in my own productions.
At what point did you feel that this is what you’d be doing for the foreseeable future? Is it something you imagined would happen or not?
I’ve always tried to live my life following the path I feel God has for me. Most of the time I believe the things in our lives we are passionate about and are gifted at are the things that God has placed there. So, a lot of times it’s following a natural path through life and recognizing the opportunities, bringing them to God in prayer. I’ve always worked hard at the things I am passionate about and one of those is music.
Did you always know that you wanted to use your musical talents as an avenue to
share your faith in Christ?
I would say that my musical talents are inspired by my faith and I try and capture that message in the atmosphere of my music. Many times I get questions about what inspired my music and that’s normally when I can share the stories of my faith.
Which one of your Albums you’ve released has been your most challenging and why?
I think most of them have been a challenge. I am not a prolific song writer, so I have to work hard at my compositions and getting them right. It normally takes a lot longer that you think to produce a record.
What advice would you give aspiring musicians, artists and creatives, as believers, before pursuing their passions?
Just go for it, believe in the gifts that God has given you. Work at being excellent as we are all still learning.
Is there anything else you’d like to add in closing?
Andy, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share a little bit about yourself and your music!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dance music and spiritual faith are rarely seen in the same circles. Britain's Andy Hunter manages to ride the balance between the two without alienating the former or tainting the latter. A lover of both music and his faith, Hunter has worked in a capacity that has allowed both those entities to blissfully co-exist, even complimenting each other sublimely in his music.
Follow Andy Hunter on his Insta & twitter @andyjhunter or head over to his website www.andyhunter.com
Also check out Hunters new project www.presenceproject.com
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