Andrew Ross McMahon was born on September 3,1982 and is an American singer-songwriter.
33 Facts About Andrew McMahon
Andrew McMahon was the vocalist, pianist and primary lyricist for the bands Something Corporate and main songwriter for Jack's Mannequin and performs solo both under his own name as well as his moniker, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.
Andrew McMahon released his third album, Upside Down Flowers, on November 16,2018.
Andrew McMahon briefly lived in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, until 1991, when his family moved to Bexley, Ohio, where he attended Cassingham Elementary School.
Andrew McMahon recalls that while he was in fourth grade, they briefly stayed in California to support his mother's family after the loss of her brother.
Andrew McMahon's family decided to settle in California shortly before he entered eighth grade.
Andrew McMahon graduated from Dana Hills High School in 2000.
Andrew McMahon started his first band, Left Here, with his high school friends and future Something Corporate bandmates Kevin "Clutch" Page on bass and Brian Ireland on drums in 1997.
Andrew McMahon met the rest of the group in high school, and later decided on the moniker Something Corporate as a joke.
Andrew McMahon realized that, if he would ever decide to release it, it would be on a solo album rather than a Something Corporate record.
Andrew McMahon stated that this new album "[would] probably have a bit of freeness" to it, distancing itself from The Glass Passenger.
Andrew McMahon played his first two solo shows in West Hollywood at the Viper Room in early January 2013.
In January 2013, Andrew McMahon was listed as one of the new songwriters for the second season of the NBC series Smash, signifying his first time writing for musical theatre.
Showrunner Joshua Safran called Andrew McMahon the "wildcard of the bunch" of new songwriters hired for the second season, and was hired because Safran was a fan of his previous bands.
Andrew McMahon co-wrote and co-performed on the Lindsey Stirling single, "Something Wild".
On January 6,2017, Andrew McMahon released a new single, "So Close".
Andrew McMahon described the tour as, "equal parts VH1 Storytellers and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood".
Andrew McMahon embarked on a North American tour in early 2019 in support of the album, with opening acts Flor and Grizfolk.
On October 8,2019, Andrew McMahon announced an acoustic "The Winter in the Wilderness Tour" for December 2019, with support from Ivory Lane.
Andrew McMahon announced a series of drive-in concerts for the summer and fall of 2020, performing Everything in Transit in its entirety to celebrate the album's 15th anniversary, along with performing other Something Corporate and Wilderness songs.
On January 1,2021, Andrew McMahon released a new single called "New Year Song", produced by Suzy Shinn.
On June 8,2021, Andrew McMahon launched Camp Wilderness, a subscription-based fan club, with features such as access to digital community, exclusive music and videos, live-streamed events, first access to tickets, exclusive merch store, and exclusive vinyl variants.
Days later, on June 10, a fall 2021 concert tour was announced to support Andrew McMahon's to-be-released memoir of the same name, Three Pianos, with Annika Bennett on her debut tour and Zac Clark opening.
Andrew McMahon is featured on the track "Wasted" by Jukebox the Ghost, released on March 10,2022.
In support of the eventual album, Andrew McMahon released a new single, "Stars", on August 18,2022.
In July 2006, Andrew McMahon founded a nonprofit charity, entitled The Dear Jack Foundation, to raise funds for cancer research.
Andrew McMahon released his first book, titled, Three Pianos: A Memoir, on October 26,2021, published by Princeton Architectural Press.
On May 27,2005, Andrew McMahon was forced to cancel all of his upcoming concerts.
Since the illness was diagnosed in its early stages, Andrew McMahon's doctors had high hopes for a full recovery.
August 23,2005, marked a very significant date for him for two reasons: it was the day his album Everything in Transit was released, debuting at No 37 on the Billboard 200 with over 22,000 copies scanned within its first week, as well as the day he received a stem cell transplant, with his sister Katie Andrew McMahon serving as the donor.
On December 2,2005, Andrew McMahon celebrated the 100-day anniversary of his stem cell transplant by playing his first concert in six months: a private invite-only show in a small venue in Los Angeles, California.
Andrew McMahon married his longtime girlfriend, Kelly Hansch, in December 2006.
Andrew McMahon owned a dog named Doris, who was the inspiration for his song "Doris Day", a b-side from The Glass Passenger.