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Andrew Hewitt

Andrew hewitt"Australia's Most Inspirational Drummer"

Andrew Hewitt, known as "Australia's most inspirational drummer", is one of the most talked about drummers on the national and international drumming and disability scene. 

He was born with Cerebral Palsy, severely restricting movement in his arms and legs. This has made drumming a major challenge, and one that most people would consider impossible. Regardless, over the past 20 years Andrew has worked successfully as a Performing Artist, Drum set Clinician, Motivational Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, and Disability Advocate.

In 1980, a Christmas drum set, bought for Andrew to use for physical exercise, hurtled him into his lifelong drumming passion and career. Since 2004, Andrew has been travelling around Australia performing at disability events, expos and conferences. He has made his mark globally, with articles in drumming magazines including Modern Drummer (USA), DRUM! (USA), Rhythm (UK), The Black Page (Canada), and Australia's Drum scene.

Andrew also runs a drum and percussion workshop program for people with disabilities, to help them find their own creative element. For the past 8 years, he has worked within the Australian disability arts sector, involved with organizations such as Club Wild and Accessible Arts NSW. 

In February 2007, Andrew released his debut DVD worldwide through US organisation "Alternatives in Music". The DVD, entitled "Alternatives in Music presents Andrew Hewitt" has received some rave reviews. The DVD tells Andrew's story of a drummer with Cerebral Palsy, driven by a determined passion to reach his goals. 

In 2008, Andrew performed solo at High Beam Global in Adelaide, part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. He also performed solo at the Awakenings Festival in Horsham, Victoria, where additionally he facilitated his specialised drum and percussion workshops. At The Centre for Cerebral Palsy's CP Awareness Week in Perth, he was the guest of honour, and ended with a band spot with local Perth band "The Healy's".

In July 2009, Andrew performed at Australia's Ultimate Drummers' Weekend in Melbourne at Darebin Arts Centre. The weekend was organised by Frank Corniola, Drumtek and Drum scene Magazine, and featured international artists such as Dom Famularo, Thomas Pridgen, Virgil Donati, Pete Lockett and Ronald Bruner Jr. Andrew performed in a highlight main stage performance with Dom Famularo and one of Dom's students from the USA, Mike Mignogna. Mike also has Cerebral Palsy, and the three showed the audience just what is achievable with determination. 

The Roland V-Drum Festival 2010 at Carraigeworks invited Andrew to perform. The festival ended with Andrew on stage with the performers from the day in an all-star jam. Performers included Michael Schack (Germany), Karl Lewis (Savage Garden), Terapai Richmond (The Whitlams, Delta Goodrem), Simon Ayton (Roland), and Lucius Borich (COG).

Currently Andrew is an Australian endorsee for DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks. He is also a member of the Vic Firth education program through Vic Firth USA. Additionally Andrew Hewitt is an official Roland V-Drums artist and is featured on Roland Corporation's website at

Andrew Hewitt is available for private drum tuition, drum and percussion workshop facilitation, conference keynote speaking and as a performing artist.


For  prices, availability, further details and to make a booking, please call or email Janelle at:
tel/fax: (07) 3855 3048
Mobile: 0414 3855 30
ABN: 22 896 553 565
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