42 Facts About Andrew WK


Andrew WK Wilkes-Krier was born in Stanford, California, and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Andrew WK's younger brother, Patrick, was a golf pro and is a golf coach in Michigan.


Andrew WK has recalled early family trips to Midnight Mass as having had an enormous impact on his love for music.


Andrew WK later attended the private college preparatory Greenhills School for middle school before attending the alternative Community High School from 1993 to 1997, where he continued to study piano and keyboard.


Andrew WK ended the AAB project and began recording new solo material under his full "Andrew Wilkes-Krier" name; the year saw the release of a cassette-only single entitled Room to Breathe on Hanson Records.


Each event began with Andrew WK improvising on the piano alone on a stage before they frequently evolved into giant parties, with most of the audience dancing on stage with Andrew WK, themselves playing the piano and singing the lyrics.


Andrew WK's appearance was announced as a motivational seminar on "How to Party like Pinkie Pie", based on one of the show's lead characters, Pinkie Pie.


In June 2014, Andrew WK was announced to speak as a guest lecturer at the Oxford Union.


In September 2014, Andrew WK gave a lecture on his philosophy of partying at Baltimore School for the Arts as part of The Contemporary museum's speaker series called "CoHosts".


In February 2018, Andrew WK was named the Person of the Year by the American Association of Suicidology.


Andrew WK wrote a monthly column in FRONT Magazine in the UK.


The column appeared on the Vice website with Andrew WK writing about a singular topic each week.


In late 2006, Andrew WK re-worked his song "Fun Night" into a theme song for the Arizona Sundogs, a hockey team.


Andrew WK was a judge for the 5th and 10th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.


In September 2007 Andrew WK's piano playing was featured on a jazz fusion CD release "electricite" with Mike Pachelli on guitar, Rich Russo on drums, and Dennis Harding on bass for Los Angeles-based Fullblast Recordings.


Andrew WK has performed and recorded electric bass guitar for the artist Baby Dee, whom he met while playing live as the bassist of Current 93.


Andrew WK played bass and drums on Dee's Safe Inside the Day album, and performed with her group at a 2008 show Manhattan.


Andrew WK produced and mixed Dee's 2011 album, Regifted Light.


Andrew WK has performed bass guitar with Current 93 at the Donau Festival in Krems, Austria in April 2007, the UK All Tomorrow's Parties festival in May 2007, and their European tour in April 2008.


Andrew WK formed the group The Brill Sisters with guitarist Matt Sweeney and producer Don Fleming.


Andrew WK has collaborated with Canada's Nardwuar the Human Serviette and his band The Evaporators to record the split 7-inch A Wild Pear, released in 2009.


Andrew WK is featured on Nekrogoblikon's album titled Heavy Meta released on June 2,2015.


Andrew WK appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on December 11,2015.


Andrew WK played the role of the character known as "Redeye" in the game Fallout 4 in the Nuka-World DLC.


Andrew WK has made multiple appearances on MTV, MTV2, and VH1, hosting shows such as The Most Outrageous Frontmen, with Johnny Knoxville and Backstage Pass at the Warped Tour.


Andrew WK was the focus of a televised live performance at Cleveland's Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame, broadcast on MTV.


Andrew WK would pick certain letters and go to visit them.


Andrew WK has performed on TV shows such as Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, Saturday Night Live, and the Spike TV Video Game Awards.


Andrew WK's only confirmed movie role is in Punk Rock Holocaust, playing himself.


Andrew WK was featured on the finale of the third season of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List as Kathy's date in New York.


Andrew WK appears on the vocal-instructional DVD The Zen of Screaming.


In 2011, Andrew WK was part of a pyrotechnic stunt with motocross superstar Robbie Maddison performing a backflip on his motorcycle while Andrew WK presented the event for Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards.


In 2014, Andrew WK appeared on Fuse TV's Insane Clown Posse Theater with Insane Clown Posse.


Andrew WK starred in Lil BUB's Special Special on Animal Planet alongside Lil Bub herself and Amy Sedaris.


Andrew WK guest co-hosted six episodes of Pivot's TakePart Live alongside Meghan McCain and Jacob Soboroff.


Andrew WK appeared as a guest on The SDR Show with Ralph Sutton and Big Jay Oakerson.


In 2008, Andrew WK gained new notoriety for recording a song called "The McLaughlin Groove", based on an exchange between Pat Buchanan and John McLaughlin on the political television show The McLaughlin Group.


The song was commissioned by the Public Radio International show Fair Game, on which Andrew WK has appeared for interviews.


In 2004, Andrew WK recorded a television jingle for Kit Kat candy bars, and rewrote their trademark "Give Me A Break" slogan into a new song.


On February 20,2008, Andrew WK released an exclusive ringtone commissioned by Universal Music Japan for the Japanese mobile phone market.


Andrew WK's song debuted at No 1 in Label Mobile's International daily ringtone chart.


Andrew WK confirmed that he was dating actress Kat Dennings, after the two met in Los Angeles in early 2021.