Andy Bast is a country pop/folk singer and multi-instrumentalist from St-Antoine, New-Brunswick. Despite his young age, Andy already has an impressive resume of touring, either as a singer or as a freelance musician. Bast is known for adding his personal vocal acrobatics in his interpretations. From his biggest musical influence in Keith Urban, sounding similar to Rascal Flatts with a touch of Vince Gill, it only takes few notes and his genuine smile to get his crowd wrapped around his finger.
From his album «I want to feel» released August 18th 2017, the first single, "One more last chance" noteworthy reached the #104 position on the Canadian Country radio BDS chart. As he finished an East Coast radio tour, a second single called "Jumping fences" was released. Bast released a French EP co-wrote and produced by Marie-Mai and David Laflèche. Currently writting for his next EP, some collaboration with Jason Blaine just got postponed due to Covid-19.
Quarterfinals at “La Voix 2017” (Quebec version of The Voice) no one remains indifferent to his charming personality. Sensitive, engaging and funny, Andy understands music and one can almost feel his soul in his interpretations. During this incredible adventure, Bast shared the stage with Eric Lapointe, Marc Dupré, Isabelle Boulay, 2frères and international artist Birdy. "For me, music is visceral as a form of expression"- says Bast.
«N.B. singer and musician wows’ em at “La Voix”. It was a unanimous vote of confidence from the judges» –James Foster, Time & Transcripts, March 18th 2017
Member of Dirt Road and Rik Reese Band as a singer and a musician, Bast also toured with Acadian artist Hert LeBlanc. From New-Brunswick to Alberta, he shared the stage as an opening act for Zac Brown Band at the Calgary Casino and the reputable Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. Familiar to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Prince Edward Island, Bast shared the stage alongside with Dean Brody in 2014 and 2015 edition.
As many artists from the East Coast, Bast learned to play the guitar, his first instrument, with his grand-father. Today he has mastered six instruments: guitar, mandolin, piano, drums, banjo, bass and evidently the craft he puts in his vocal abilities.