Andrew Watt

Oct 20, 1990

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From Wikipedia:

Andrew Watt (born October 20, 1990), also known as simply Watt (stylized as watt), is an American record producer, singer, musician, and songwriter.


Watt grew up in Great Neck, New York. He attended John L. Miller Great Neck North High School, and graduated in 2008. His first professional gigs came with playing guitar for Jared Evan, Cody Simpson and Justin Bieber.

In 2013, Watt was a founding member and guitarist of the rock band California Breed alongside Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) and Jason Bonham (Foreigner, Led Zeppelin). In 2015, Watt recorded and released his first label EP, Ghost In My Head. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Queens of the Stone Age’s Joey Castillo played drums on the record.

Watt opened for Jane’s Addiction in October 2015. He also opened The Cult’s Los Angeles show in February 2016. In February 2016, Rolling Stone praised Watt for his vocal performance in a rendition of “L.A. Woman” performed live with Robby Krieger as part of a tribute to The Doors’ Ray Manzarek.

Watt is also a producer. Watt was the producer of Ozzy Osbourne’s album Ordinary Man which was released on February 21, 2020.

In March 2020, Watt announced that he tested positive for COVID-19, during its pandemic in the United States.

He won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year on March 14, 2021. […]

What are you looking forward to in 2023?  

Well, I’m going on holiday – I’m definitely looking forward to that! And I’m doing some more recording. I’ve been recording with a couple of people, so I’m looking forward to doing even more. I’ve started working with this producer called Andrew Watt, and he’s very interesting – we’ve had some fun. Beyond that, I don’t have anything massive planned… at the moment! 

Paul McCartney – From, December 30, 2022

Watching Paul McCartney arrange background vocals and harmonize with himself? I’m taking that s–t with me to every production I do for the rest of my life.

Andrew Watt – From Billboard, September 29, 2023
From WATT (@thisiswatt) • Instagram photos and videos – October 20, 2023

“He’s not one of those guys that gets in awe of people,” said Paul McCartney, who presumably knows awe when he sees it. “He just gets on with it.”

[Ordinary Man] led to a second Osbourne album, “Patient Number 9” the next year, and to a Grammy for best rock album — and, in a broader sense, to Watt’s current position as rock’s premier boomer-whisperer, and therefore to days like the one Watt had last year, when a certain well-known guest came over for a cup of tea and a chat and Watt ended up writing an as-yet-unreleased song with Paul McCartney.

“He’s very resourceful,” McCartney said. “I said, ‘I’d like to show you something on guitar, but I haven’t got my guitar with me. And he said, ‘I’ve got a guitar.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, but I’m left-handed.’ He said, ‘Well, I’ve got a left-handed guitar.’”

They jammed, and McCartney returned the next day with lyrics and a vocal melody. “Suddenly,” he said, “we had a song. From a cup of tea to a song. Doesn’t it sound easy?”

(In a subsequent interview, Watt — who is left-handed in all things except guitar — admitted that he’d jolted awake in a cold sweat the night before McCartney’s visit, realizing that he had no left-handed guitars on hand, and began feverishly calling around until he found a friend to loan him a clutch of lefty Hohners, Martins and Rickenbackers, just in case a cup of tea led to something more.)

From Rock Gods Call Andrew Watt When They Need a New Thunderbolt – The New York Times ( – December 13, 2023

Last updated on December 16, 2023

Recording sessions Andrew Watt participated in

Recording "Bite My Head Off"

November 2022 ? • Songs recorded during this session appear on Hackney Diamonds

Albums, EPs & singles which Andrew Watt contributed to

Hackney Diamonds

By The Rolling Stones • Official album

Contribution: Backing vocals, Percussion • 1 songs


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