Andrew Mark Schaffer

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Andrew Mark Schaffer is an award nominated singer songwriter, guitarist, and actor. As well as an open mic host, guitar teacher & CEO of Serenity Harmonics Entertainment. His debut single "Serenity Now..." is available on ITunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, & more! See him on The 2017 "Proving Them Wrong" Tour! Expect new studio recordings this year!

Performance Options Available
01. Solo (Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica)
02. Duo (Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion)
03. Karaoke Night (Providing Sound And Equipment)
04. Trivia Night Host (Providing Sound and Equipment)
05. Open Mic Night Host (Providing sound and equipment)

Genres
(Originals) Alternative, Rock, Jam Band, Singer/Songwriter
(Covers)    Alternative, Broadway, Comedy, Country, Current Hits, Hip/Hop, Jam Band, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Contact for booking at (484)-951-4837 or andrewmarkschaffer@gmail.com

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   Andrew Mark Schaffer is an award nominated Singer/Songwriter from Allentown, Pennsylvania. The acoustic guitar is his weapon of choice, and he uses it to the fullest extent he can. Performing live music is Andrew's full time job, and he takes pride in his live performances. It is his goal to put on the best, and most impressive show that he can. Using an ever growing collection of equipment like a loop pedal, a delay pedal, a wah pedal, a slide, a harmonica, and more; Andrew uses them to make his performance more than just getting through a three minute song. Andrew uses powerful vocals, energetic dancing, as well as energetic acoustic guitar solos to grab the audience's attention. Andrew makes sure when he is by himself he can grab the attention of the room just as much as a full band could.

     Andrew makes every performance different than the last by using improvisation for guitar solos and singing. Sometimes he will perform complete improvised songs off the top of his head. Using a diverse catalog of original and cover songs, Andrew makes sure that no two shows are the same. Andrew tries to stay away from playing songs he performed at his last performance, and his last performance at the same venue. It is his goal to play 20 songs at one show, 20 different songs the next show, and to continue that pattern as much as he can. Andrew also brings his own interpretation to many cover songs he performs by adding improvised jams to them. He will also improvise new lyrics that pertain to the night, turn a song into a medley mash up, as well as mix together an interpolation of an audience request into his next song he was planning to play.

     Andrew has been influenced by Dave Matthews Band, Billy Joel, Colin Hay (Men At Work), Phil Collins (Genesis), Coldplay, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Phillip Phillips, Frank Sinatra, AC/DC, and a continuing number of different types of music. To Andrew music is the most important part of a song. Complex, thought out, and beautiful instrumentation that evokes an emotional response is the type of music Andrew hopes to make. Andrew writes music that comes straight from his heart. Writing the music before he even knows what the lyrics will be, he composes the piece by thinking about the topic of the song or how he is feeling, and then transfers those feelings into a guitar piece.

     Andrew writes songs to say things he can't say to people, to let certain people know how much he values them, and to vent frustrations he has about the world. He hopes that his music can speak to as many people as possible. To give people hope, relief, a sense that they aren't alone, and the comfort of knowing someone else feels what they feel; like all his favorite musicians have done for him.

MISSION

     Andrew looks to provide your venue with the type of entertainment it needs. Whether that be a karaoke night, an open mic night, a trivia night, or providing your venue with live music your patrons will love. Andrew can provide a relaxed environment, or he can showcase his talent with energetic dancing, singing, and guitar solos, that will grab the attention of the whole room. Andrew has both original music, and cover music he can play, depending on what you prefer. If cover music is what you desire, Andrew uses technology from his website to provide your patrons with an easy way to request their favorite covers right from their seat. Andrew will receive a push notification on stage for every song your patrons pick, so he can keep everyone happy, and play everyone's favorite music.

     Andrew has played, and is scheduled to play at some of the areas biggest venues, such as Musikfest 2017 (Bethlehem, PA), The Sherman Theatre (East Stroudsburg, PA), The Iron Pigs Baseball Stadium at Coca-Cola Park (Allentown, PA), Service Electric Cable TV, and dozens more. His debut single "Serenity Now..." debuted at #1 on Gashouse Radio (Philadelphia, PA) for the entire month of September 2014 (Click to See), was nominated for a Lehigh Valley Music Award, and was chosen for well known music distributor Tunecore's "Sounds of Summer" Vol. 2 Compilation Album of 2014 (Click to See). Throughout the rest of this page, you will see why Andrew is one of the most qualified people in the area to provide you with a great night of entertainment.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL SONG CATALOG OF OVER 23 ORIGINAL & 202 COVER SONGS from 79 different Artists AVAILABLE TO PERFORM AT VENUEs

AC/DC, A-ha, Adam Levine, Andy Grammer, The Avett Brothers, Barenaked Ladies, Bastille, The Beatles, Billy Joel,
Black Eyed Peas, Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars, The Byrds, The Chainsmokers, Chicago, Coldplay, Colin Hay, Dave Matthews,
Dave Matthews Band, DNCE, Drake, Eagles, Ed Sheeran, Elvis Presley, Fall Out Boy, Flight Of The Conchords, Frank Sinatra, Glen Hansard, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Jackie Wilson, Jason Mraz, Jimmy Buffett, John Fogerty,
John Legend, John Mayer, Journey, Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Kool & The Gang, Lady Gaga, Leonard Cohen,
The Lonely Island, The Lumineers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mark Ronson, Maroon 5, Martina McBride, Matchbox Twenty,
Men At Work, Mumford & Sons, Neil Diamond, Nelly, Nirvana, Panic! At The Disco, Phil Collins, Phillip Phillips,
The Proclaimers, R. Kelly, Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Rent", Richard Chamberlain, Rick Astley, Rusted Root, Semisonic, Sia, Snow Patrol, Stephen Lynch, Stevie Wonder, Sublime, The Supremes, Taylor Swift, Tenacious D, Tom Petty, Train,
Twenty One Pilots, The Walkmen, "Weird Al" Yankovic

EXPERIENCE

  • 10 Years of Playing Guitar & Singing 
  • Over 400 Performances Overall
  • Over 200 Paid Professional Gigs
  • Currently a Full Time Musician & CEO of Serenity Harmonics

Notable Gig Experience
Musikfest (Lyrikplatz, Lagerplatz) (Bethlehem, PA), Coca-Cola Park (Iron Pigs Stadium) (Allentown, PA)
The Sherman Theater (East Stroudsburg, PA), World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA)
The Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Breinigsville, PA), Millersville University (Millersville, PA)

Headlining Gig Experience (73)

Allentown, PA (13)
Coca-Cola Park (Iron Pigs Stadium), The Hamilton, The Dime, The Shops At 3900 Hamilton, West Park Civic Association, Shanty On 19th, Sugar Hill Jazz House, Ringers Roost, Shula’s Steakhouse, Allentown Appliance, Hava Java Café,
YoFresh Yogurt Café, Private Party
                                                                                                                                                                    Easton, PA (7)
      Weyerbacher Brewing, Pearly Baker’s, Easton Public Market, The View at Morgan Hill, Valenca, Easton Farmers Market,                                                                                                                                                                       Ginny’s Bistro
Bethlehem, PA (7)
Musikfest (Lyrikplatz, Lagerplatz), Revolutions, The Melting Pot, Twisted Olive, Stefano’s Restaurant, Taps Tavern,
The Bethlehem Boating Club
                                                                                                                                                                  Emmaus, PA (4)
                                                        The Trapp Door Gastropub, The Mercantile Club, Volpe’s Sports Bar, 2nd Street Tavern
Shawnee On Delaware, PA (3)
The Shawnee Inn, ShawneeCraft Brewing Company , The Gem & Keystone Brewpub

Lake Harmony, PA (2)                                                  | Lancaster, PA (2)
Split Rock Resort, Shenanigans                                   | Aussie & The Fox, Annie Bailey's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Doylestown, PA (2)                                                     | Fleetwood, PA (2)
Mugg's On Main Street, The Zen Den                            | Klinger's, Grand Central Taproom
East Stroudsburg, PA (2)
Trackside Station Grill, Private Party

The Valley Preferred Cycling Center Velodrome (Breinigsville, PA), The Ugly Mug (Cape May, NJ),
Woodstone Country Club (Danielsville, PA), The Riegelsville Inn (Riegelsville, PA), Crow & The Pitcher (Philadelphia, PA),
Blue Mountain Ski Area in Slopeside Pub (Palmerton, PA), Blue Shamrock Golf Club (Palmerton, PA),
Cigars International Superstore (Hamburg, PA), The Bally Hotel (Bally, PA), Tolino Vineyards (Bangor, PA),
Holiday Inn (Clinton, NJ), Mert’s (Scranton, PA), O’Reilly’s Taproom & Kitchen (Harrisburg, PA),
Hungarian Hall (Northampton, PA), Monroe Farmers Market (Stroudsburg, PA), The Bistro at Holiday Inn (Wilkes-Barre, PA),
Lucky Ducks Bar and Grille (Elizabethtown, PA), Village Wine Cellar (Skippack, PA), The Leather Corner Post (Orefield, PA),| The Bridge Inn (Oley, PA), The Wing Man Bar & Grill (East Greenville, PA), Rising Sun Inn (Telford, PA),
The Winner’s Circle (Hanover, PA), Whitehall Manor (Whitehall, PA), The Eagle Tavern (Chester Springs, PA),
Towey’s Tavern (Hatboro, PA), Grumpy’s Bar (Laureldale, PA), Longswamp Tavern (Macungie, PA), Blend (Bath, PA)

Opening & Featured Act Gig Experience (22)
The Sherman Theatre (East Stroudsbug, PA), World Café Live (Philadelphia, PA),
Sweeney's Station Saloon (Philadelphia, PA), Millersville University (Lancaster, PA), Notre Dame High School (Easton, PA), Rivals Sports Bar (Easton, PA), William Allen High School (Allentown, PA), Chicago Restaurant (Allentown, PA),
The Jetport Lounge (Allentown, PA), Shady Katie’s Patio & Pub (Somerdale, NJ), Legacy Christian Church (Allentown, PA), Crocodile Rock Cafe (Allentown, PA), The Mixx (Allentown, PA), Hammerhead Lounge (Northampton, PA),
Young One’s Records (Kutztown, PA), Tally Ho Tavern (Bethlehem, PA), The Funhouse (Bethlehem, PA),
Joe & Sara Vendetti Wedding (Windsor, NY), Love Give Live (Lititz, PA), V.I.P. Taproom (Fountain Hill, PA),
Sportsmen's Cafe (Allentown, PA), Strange Brew Tavern (Allentown, PA)

Open Mic Performance Experience (14)
ArtsQuest (Bethlehem, PA), The Wooden Match (Bethlehem, PA), The Renegade Winery (East Stroudsburg, PA),
Allentown Public Library (Allentown, PA), Hookah Turka (Bethlehem, PA), The Bowers Hotel (Bowers, PA),
Grumpy’s Bar-B-Que Roadhouse (Allentown, PA), Music & Arts (Doylestown, PA), Porters Pub (Easton, PA),
Riverside Bar & Grill (Easton, PA), Lee Gribben’s on Main (Emmaus, PA), The Macungie Institute (Macungie, PA),
Whitehall Public Library (Whitehall, PA), Pregame Sports Bar & Grille (Quakertown, PA)

Awards & ACCOLADES (20)

Live Music Audio

"The Live Demo" III (Released 01.17.17). Brand new live performances from 2016. Originals and cover songs included.

VIDEOS

Playlist of 10 Videos from two different performances on The Mike Zambelli Show on Service Electric Cable TV.
Click the playlist 1/10 button at top left of the video right before the title, to select different videos from the playlist.

Social Media Presence | Streaming & Download Numbers

38,000 Followers
            (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, ReverbNation, Instagram, Periscope)
28,000 Streams, Views, and Downloads
            (Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, Bandcamp, ReverbNation, Periscope, Facebook)

Radio Play (16) & TV Performances (2)

TV | The Mike Zambelli Show (Bethlehem, PA) (Service Electric) (Twice), The Phil Stahl Show (Palmer, PA) (RCN)
Radio | Gashouse Radio (Philadelphia, PA), The Fyre & Ice Show (Emmaus, PA) (Single Rotation & Live Performance)
Rocking The Valley (Allentown, PA) (Single Rotation & Live Performance), Soul Traveller Radio (Chevron Island, Australia)
Chelmsford Community Radio (Chelmsford, England, UK), SW1 Radio (London, England, UK)
Rock Bandom Radio (Ipswich, England, UK), WXLV 90.3 (Schnecksville, PA) (Live Performance)
WPFS (Live Show Rebroadcast), My Daddy O' Radio (Spartansburg, SC), WROM Radio (Detroit, MI)
Take 2 Radio Music (Chicago, IL), Front Range Radio (Colorado Springs, CO), WLVU (Bethlehem, PA) PA), WSCI (Bethlehem, PA), WDLS (Allentown, PA)

Quotes & Reviews

Schaffer’s intricate guitar work — enhanced by a loop station that allowed him to nail impressive solos over rhythm parts — combined with his improvisational ability on yet-to-be-completed song ideas to captivate those in attendance at Chicago Restaurant’s Club Gravity.
— Gerard Longo (Lehigh Valley Underground)
I’ve had the pleasure of playing a couple open mics where Andrew happened to be there. I was extremely impressed with the wide genre of music Andrew covered during his set. He was not only talented and confident while on stage, but he was also funny and entertaining while keeping the crowd pleased by just being himself. The confidence he shows during his original songs and improvisation is hard to replicate here in the Lehigh Valley. I’ve gotten to know him over the last year or so and he is a great musician and an even better person. I wish him nothing but the best!
— Joey Nikles (Singer/Guitarist for Roots Run Deep)
Andrew is a songwriter and talented guitarist who naturally writes from his heart worn on his sleeve for all to see. From beautiful instrumentals to honest songs about love and loss, Andrew is a refreshing voice in the Lehigh Valley.
— Mike Roi (Lead Singer & Guitarist of Roi & the Secret People, and Teacher at School of Rock in Easton, PA)
Within the past eight years of my own music experience I’ve searched the Lehigh Valley for many different musicians, and above all Andrew Schaffer stands out the most. His music is very relatable from love to loss, happy to sad. His music has a way of staying trapped in your head and will get you moving no mater what. He is and I quote to this day “one of the greatest acoustic guitarists i have ever had the pleasure of hearing, knowing, and playing with.” He among a few others reign highest in talent and overall performance for local musicians in the Lehigh Valley.
— Matthew Trexler (Current Lead Vocalist / Past Dummer for Dead:Stop)
Having diversified my own interests towards hard rock and alternative genres, it is clear as day to me Andrew is a genuine musician who you can listen to just as easily with which you could hold a conversation. His songs and musicianship are a shining example of heart and soul that goes into lyrics, singing, and playing. Plain and simple Andrew’s music makes me hopeful, and I think people need that these days. Here is a guy that knows what he wants. And if you want an entertainer, you want Andrew Schaffer ... Andrew Schaffer has blown me away with his fast thinking, and quick moving fingers sliding all over his vibrant acoustic guitar with the accuracy and speeds rivaling Dave Matthews ... When you want someone to promote your venue, Andrew is the man up to task. I’m convinced he was a promoter for night clubs in a past life because he loves informing his friends and followers on facebook and twitter not only about his own musical stylings, but anyone else in the area that he can tell has a real heart for music. My band Dead:Stop has never received more digital love in the form of statuses urging everyone to listen to our single, like our band page, and buy tickets to our shows than from Andrew Schaffer and we didn’t even ask him to… He just loves music completely and he wants people to get a taste of good music for themselves whether it is himself or bands he knows can make a difference in the music scene.
— Andrew Cooper (Bassist, Vocalist for Dead:Stop)