Read what others have been saying about Andrew...
"Andrew is a very special person and artist! His drive and motivation is inspiring! We worked together during my trip to Australia and performed on the same stage to a full house. He is committed, enthusiastic and always willing to learn and grow! I highly recommend Andrew for any aspect of the music business and a leader....!"
Drumming's Global Ambassador
"Andrew is an amazing man, a Legend in the true sense of the word, in a world that now seems to use this word without real meaning, Andrew actually is a man of true Legendary Status, he has achieved more than most, and has never let his circumstances prevent him from doing what he sets out too, and some, a truly incredible drummer with feel and a pocket most can only hope for. The word can't or too hard are not in Andrews vocabulary. A total INSPIRATION to any one and every one. One in a zillion, a humble caring, and sincere human being of the kind one does not meet often in a life time. I am proud and honoured to call him my friend."
Drummer / Author
"Andrew is a great motivator and educator, both to those who are challenged, and to those who don't necessarily comprehend the challenges others face. His personal motivations are inspirations to others who have met him or watched one of his Presentations."
"Andrew is a professional standard musician with a disability who has put in years of hard work in his artform. Andrew impresses me with his hard work in establishing performance opportunities as well as his knowledge of and engagement with the music industry and the music business. Andrew has achieved endorsements from drum manufacturers which is a high accolade for any artist. Andrew has also played at industry days and maintains relationships with top level industry artists around the world. He has worked hard to develop his international profile, including feature articles in leading industry magazines."
Wild@heART Community Arts
"On behalf of the Leadership Forward participants, Macarthur Disability Services would like to thank you for the performance and presentation to the participants during 2011 and 2012. Your performance was uplifting and demonstrates your ability as a top drummer and musician. Your inspirational speech received great feedback from people in our leadership training program. You demonstrate great resilience, drive and passion to succeed in your goals. Congratulations and please keep on spreading the music and word of ABILITY. You rock Andrew!!!"
Community Development Coordinator
Macarthur Disability Services
"Parramatta City Council was really pleased that Andrew could perform at Council's event for the International Day of People with Disability 2011. Andrew played to several well known songs appealing to a diverse audience and was really well responded to, with people even getting up and dancing. His performance and the energy it brought livened up the event and fit perfectly with celebrating and showcasing the skills of people with disabilities."
Thank you again for your performance, and happy festive season!
Parramatta City Council
"Andrew Hewitt definitely lived up to the title of Australia's Most Inspirational Drummer, through his fantastic and impressive performances at our festival. Not only was his exceptional talent for playing the drums extremely entertaining, but it was his charming personality and positive attitude that made his attendance such a wonderful experience. Despite the issues on the day, Andrew was able to take it all in his stride and was very gracious. Andrew's supportive family team is very inspiring and we wish Andrew Hewitt all the best for the future."
Organisers of the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair
"Thank you Andrew, on behalf of the staff of City of Canterbury Library and the kids, for running a drumming workshop during the school holidays.
You're a true professional. The kids that came were in awe of you and had a fun time. Other libraries should follow suit, especially for International Day for People with a Disability events. It wasn't even that loud!! Keep on rocking."
Aged and Disability Services Librarian
City of Canterbury Library, Campsie.
"Hi Andrew, I heard one of your 'blistering solo performances' at the 2008 High Beam Festival, and I was in awe."
PJ Rose, Artistic Director
No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability
"Dear Andrew, we all had a great time with you at Awakenings, listening to your performance and participating in your awesome drumming workshop."
Glenroy Specialist School - Melbourne
"So cool! I was busking in Horsham and by complete fluke I walked into a hall to see this guy playing Highway Star with a backing tape of just guitar, bass and keys. This guy is a monster I'm telling you. Truly awesome person."
"Hey Andrew, I really enjoyed your session at the ACPA Conference in Adelaide in March. I found it energising, inspiring and informative. Drumming could be such a great option for people with cerebral palsy. As you pointed out, it works at so many levels - as therapy, for fitness and coordination; as recreation, for good simple fun, great sounds and social opportunities; and as a potential professional pursuit. Best of luck with your plans."
Senior Occupational Therapist
Equipment and Assistive Technology Service
Cerebral Palsy Association of Western Australia
I was at your workshop. I guess what I would say is I loved your spontaneous chatty style. It really connects with people so keep it up. The combination of chat and entertainment via your drum playing provides a nice presentation balance too."
All the best
""G'day Andrew, I really enjoyed your workshop mate( 26th March 2004 ) You're an inspiration to so many people. I wish that there was more people in this world like you ! If any of you drum fans out there have'nt seen Andrew perform, get out there and check him out ! Congratulations again on the MODERN DRUMMER review : ) I expect to see you go on to bigger and greater things; all the best, Chris Brien....." "YOU ROCK""
"3 drum kits, a boat load of percussion, 20 kids pounding everything at full force..... Now that's my idea of fun!"
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